82102 Eduard, P-51D Mustang Profipack Edition. 1:48 Scale
P-51D Mustang Profipack Edition, 1:48 Scale
82102 - Eduard
The P-51 Mustang is one of the best fighter aircraft of all time and although it was an American aircraft, it owes a lot to Great Britain for its genesis. In 1940, the British Purchasing Committee requested North American Aviation (NAA) to build the Curtiss P-40 for the RAF. NAA President, James Kindelberger, offered the British the development of a much better plane instead. The British agreed, and the team led by chief designer Edward Schmued, who was a German immigrant with Austrian roots, went to work. The preliminary design was approved on may 4th 1940, final assembly and engine installation began on September 9th and the first flight of the NA-73X prototype followed on October 26th 1940.
After solving the longitudinal stability problems of the early P-51D-5 Series with the addition of the dorsal fin extension, the P-51D-20 series also received a new K-14 gyroscopic gunsight, replacing the older N-9 reflector unit. In the Dash 20 Series, the elevators became alumni covered as opposed to fabric. During production, the battery moved from the rear of the cockpit to the nose, making room for the IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) system. Starting with the 20th Series, the wings were fitted with attachment points for various types of rockets for extra ground attack punch.
ProfiPACK edition kit of US WWII fighter aircraft P-51D-5 in 1:48 scale.
This kit is focused on aircraft without the dorsal fin assembly.
- plastic parts: Eduard
- No. of marking options: 5
- Decals: Eduard
- Photo Etch parts: yes, pre-painted
- Includes Painting Mask
- Resin parts: no
Glue and paint are required but are not included.
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