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De Agostini World War II Warbirds DAWF12
North American P-51D Mustang Diecast Model
USAAF 78th FG, #44-72218 Big Beautiful Doll, John Landers, RAF Duxford, England, December 1944

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


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Flying a P-40 in the PTO; Colonel John Landers scored 6 victories. In 1944 he was sent to the ETO where he scored 8.5 victories of which 4.5 were scored flying a P-51. His total at wars end was 14.5 air-to-air victories and 20 ground victories. This made Landers one of the few pilots to achieve Ace status in both theaters of operation. His P-38, P-40 and P-51 were all named "Big Beautiful Doll". His P-51D 44-72218 coded WZ-I was the 192nd produced from a batch of 3,000 ordered the day after D-Day.

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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De Agostini World War II Warbirds

The De Agostini "Warbirds" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of World War II military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini "Warbirds" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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