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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-P51-002
North American P-51D Mustang Diecast Model
USAAF 352nd FG, 487th FS Blue Nosed Bastards, #44-15041 Petie 3rd, John Meyer, RAF Bodney, England, 1944

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

J.C. Meyer joined the USAAF in 1939. By 1943 he was a Major and CO of the 487th Fighter Squadron of the 352nd Fighter Group Stationed in Bodney, England. With the nose of their aircraft painted blue the 352nd became known as "The Blue-nosed Bastards of Bodney". On November 26, 1943 Major Meyer scored the first 487th victory against a Me 109. In 1944 Meyer became a Lt. Col. and finished WWII with 24 air-to-air victories, 13 ground victories. He was awarded three Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross with five oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 15 oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, the French Croix de Guerre, and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. During the Korean War Meyer was CO of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing and earned 2 MiG-15 victories. He later became a four-star General and held many posts and commands, too numerous to list. One such role was Vice Chief of Staff of the USAF. On July 1, 1974 General Meyer retired from the military as Commander in Chief of SAC.

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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JC's 1:72 scale P-51 is a beautiful addition to any WWII fighter aircraft collection. The fuselage is constructed almost entirely of diecast metal, and the solid metal wing has subtle panel line details. Fine details also include a correctly-rendered diecast metal exhaust stack, structural detail of the wing that can be seen inside the wheel wells and exceptionally crisp pad-printed placards and unit markings. Included in this series are variants with a variety of wing-mount drop tanks and accurately modeled radiator scoops.

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

The JC Wings "1:72 Military" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

JC Wings 1:72 Military 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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