P-51D Mustang Pacific Theater Desktop Model with AN-M64 500-lb Aerial Bomb & AN-M57 250-lb Aerial Bo
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About the P-51D Mustang "Pacific Theater":
Imagine the hoarse roar of a Packard Merlin engine as it strafes the field and rips the sky in high-speed. That’s the P-51D, the definitive and most widely produced variant of the Mustang. What makes it different is the improvement of the pilot view. The British modified some Mustangs with fishbowl shaped canopies called “Malcom Hood.” This was recognized by the British after the Battle of Britain proved the value of an all-around view.
The Americans adopted several NA-106 prototypes with a bubble canopy, cutting away the decking behind the cockpit to allow looking directly to the rear. This led to the production P-51D (NA-109), considered the definitive Mustang.
It was in service with Allied air forces in the middle of World War II when the P-51 became one of the most successful and recognizable aircrafts. Serving as range escort fighter and bomber, and reconnaissance aircraft, the Mustang saw action in China, Burma, India, the Philippines and Iwo Jima.
Later re-designated as F-51s, the Mustangs were finally phased out in 1957.
• six .50-cal machine guns
A lot of skill and hard work goes into every piece of their craftsmanship just like in perfecting the P-51D Mustang Pacific Theater desktop model plane. Highly detailed, intricate designs are also excellent for incised work. It was handcrafted and hand painted by our skilled craftsmen and top artists. For an accurate replica model, contact Showcase Models and witness the magnificent works of art through their handcarved wood model planes.