1/48 Eduard WWII P51D-10 USAF Fighter (Profi-Pack) 82102

EDU-82102

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ProfiPACK edition kit of US WWII fighter aircraft P-51D version D-10 and higher in 1/48 scale.

The kit is focused on machines of the top aces of the 7th, 8th, 9th and 15th USAAF.

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • marking options: 6
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted
  • painting mask: yes
  • resin parts: no

The P-51 Mustang is one of the best fighters 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 (just 127 days after approval), and the first flight of the NA-73X prototype followed on October 26th.


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