Flight Wing Aircraft 001C North American P-51D Mustang Display Model USAAF 355th FG, 345th “The Hun Hunter from Texas”, Henry Brown

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1:18 Scale

Length = 21.25″
Width = 24.75″

North American P-51D Mustang

Flight Wing display airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction with some snap-fit assembly required.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won’t fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards

Lt. Henry Brown’s second “Hun Hunter” was a P-51D delivered in natural metal finish but with RAF dark green top surfaces having been added in the run-up to D-Day, June 6th 1944. Credited with 14.2 aerial and 14.5 ground victories, Henry Brown was the top-scoring pilot of the 355th Fighter Group and had become a POW. Colored nose bands and rudders had not been added to the Mustangs of the 355th FG at this early stage of the war although this has Invasion Stripes visible on the lower fuselage.

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.”