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GeminiJets Gemini Aces GAUSA2FM2
North American P-51B Mustang Diecast Model
USAAF 357th FG, 363rd FS, #43-24823 "Old Crow", Bud Anderson, RAF Leiston, England, D-Day, June 6th 1944, FLYING MULE EXCLUSIVE

Limited Edition
504
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American P-51B Mustang   5.25"   6.25"

The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 equipped unit in the Eighth Air Force, beginning combat operations in February 1944. The 357th scored a higher number of air-to-air kills than any other unit in the Eighth and it accounted for 42 Mustang Aces, more than any other group. The leading ace of the 363rd Fighter Squadron was Clarence 'Bud' Anderson. Clarence Anderson ended the war with 16.25 aerial victories, plus a single strafing kill. He remained in the USAF after the war, serving as a test pilot for many years, before flying F-105s in Vietnam.

North American P-51B 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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Gemini's 1:72 scale P-51B Mustang is constructed using more diecast metal than most other models on the market today. Metal details include an all metal propeller and spinner hub—uncommon features in this scale—metal exhaust stacks, a solid metal antenna, metal main landing gear that is both pinned and keyed for proper ground display and moveable flaps and rudders with metal hinges. There is also high-quality rivet and panel detail on the wings and fuselage, and two types of removable wing-mounted fuel tanks.

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GeminiJets Gemini Aces

The GeminiJets "Gemini Aces" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

GeminiJets "Gemini Aces" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with minimal use of plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Metal presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Photo-etched, spinning metal propellers.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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