11142 Eduard, Very Long Range: Tales of Iwo Jima. Mustang P-51D. Ltd Ed. 1:48 Scale

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Very Long Range: Tales of Iwo Jima.Mustang P-51. Ltd Ed, 1:48 Scale

11142 - Eduard

Operating from three runways on the island of Iwo Jima, the VLR (Very Long Range) Mustangs of the United States Army Air Forces 7th Fighter Command were able to use the extended range of the Mustang P-51 to fly to and from the mainland of Japan for escort and ground attack missions. The 15th, 21st and 506th Fighter Groups formed this force of P-51's, often sending one hundred plus aircraft to Japan. Fighting, not only the enemy, but also enduring harsh weather conditions, environmental hazards of the island, and lack of intelligence and supplies, they persevered and contributed a great deal to victory in the Pacific. In addition to the 51 Very Long Range missions to Japan, their operations also included 171 strike missions to the Bonin Islands and over 10.000 hours of Combat Air Patrol around Iwo Jima.

Limited edition kit of US WWII Mustang P-51D Fighter plane in 1:48 scale. This kit has focused on machines from the 15th, 21st and 506th Fighter Groups that were used for Very Long Range missions to Japan.

Kit features:

  • Decals for 12 marking schemes of VLR Mustangs from the 15th, 21st and 506th Fighter Groups
  • Colour photo etched parts and painting masks
  • Eduard Brassin wheels and rocket racks
  • Metal Pin with Emblem of the 78th Fighter Squadron in jewel case.

      Glue and paint are required but are not included.

      Flat Fee Postage of $12.00 to anywhere in Australia using Australia Post. Spend $75 for FREE postage.

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