Length: 16.1 inches
Wingspan: 18.25 inches
The P-51D Mustang is an iconic American aircraft of World War II which also served in combat in Korea actually began as a British aircraft. Designed and flown in just 178 days in response to a British proposal for a fighter-bomber. In 1942 the Mustang received the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine - and the results were magic. High altitude performance exceeded expectations with the Merlin-powered Mustang topping 440 mph in tests. The Mustang continued in service following World War II operating as a fighter-bomber in Korea. The Mustang is a popular airframe for air racing and restored versions are a common sight at air shows.This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!