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Corgi Showcase Noseart Series CS90474
North American P-51D Mustang Diecast Model
RAF No.19 Sqn, Dooleybird , J. Dooley, 1945

1:110 Scale   Length   Width
North American P-51D Mustang   3.5"   4"

Powered by an American-built Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Mustang proved extremely successful in British service during WWII, with over nine hundred Mustang Ills and nearly nine hundred Mustang IVs entering service with the RAF. In February 1944, No.19 Squadron took delivery of its first Mustangs, which provided close support for the army from D-Day, June 6th 1944 onwards. In September the squadron returned to EastAnglia, then Scotland, to undertake long-range escort missions, being re-equipped with the Mustang IV until the end of the war, operating from several bases. On 7th September 1945, the squadron moved to Molesworth at which time one of the pilots was Fit. Lt. Dooley who named his aircraft 'Dooleybird'.

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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Corgi Showcase Noseart Series

The Corgi "Showcase Collection Noseart Series" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft paired with a scale reproduction noseart panel.

During WW2, young airmen separated from home, family, loved ones and a familiar way of life often sought ways of escaping the harsh reality of war by personalising their aircraft with what has become known as nose art. Humour, slogans, nicknames, cartoons, girls; all were used to bring a touch of light relief to their deadly day-to-day existence. The Corgi Showcase range aims to capture some of the superb works of art that adorned aircraft on all sides of the conflict. Each model is displayed alongside a diecast body panel featuring the art in colourful, large-scale detail.

Corgi "Showcase Collection Noseart Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Diecast metal larger scale noseart panel.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Poseable stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Moving parts such as propellers, rotors and swing-wings where applicable.
  • Descriptive, collectible data card.

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