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AEROart 31442
North American P-51D Mustang Diecast Model
USAAF 332nd FG, 100th FS Tuskegee Airmen, Bunnie #44-15569, Roscoe Brown, Italy, 1945

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
North American P-51D Mustang   2.75"   3"

The Tuskegee Airmen of 332nd FG, or "Red Tails" as they were also known, were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. This P-51D has often been incorrectly assigned to Col. Benjamin Davis, CO of the 332nd FG as he was pictured flying it in a series of publicity shots to show the commanders of the four 15th AAF Mustang groups, but he had merely stood in for Roscoe Brown. Named "Bunnie" after Brown's daughter, he scored 2 kills in it, one against an Me 262.

North American P-51D Mustang

Designed to meet an RAF requirement for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-51 Mustang was first flown on October 26th, 1940. This versatile aircraft was capable of escorting bombers on long-range missions, engaging in dogfights, and dropping down to destroy German targets on the ground. At least eight versions of the P-51 were produced, but it was the definitive P-51D that gave the Mustang its classic warbird appearance. Britain and the US both tested the airframe with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, which gave the aircraft tremendous performance gains. The Truman Senate War Investigating Committee called the Mustang "the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence."

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AEROart

The AUTOart "AEROart" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

AUTOart "AEROart" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear (1:72).
  • Presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight" (1:144).
  • Detailed cockpit interiors without pilot figures(1:72).
  • Authentic drop tanks complete with warning placards.
  • Selected moving control surfaces (1:72).
  • No pilot figures.

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