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1/32 Aircraft Series No.22

North American P-51D Mustang™
Item NoF60322@


Length=308mm@Image shows finished model.

y The Definitive Kit of the Definitive Mustang z@The P-51D Mustang is considered by many to be the best fighter aircraft of WWII. It incorporated advanced features such as a laminar flow wing and an efficient radiator design. Powered by the Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1650 engine, it demonstrated superior performance and is widely considered to be the definitive variant of the Mustang. They were used to escort bombers such as B-17s and B-24s all the way to Germany and helped the Allies gain air superiority over Europe. Tamiya has reproduced this famous aircraft with utmost accuracy for addition to the 1/32 Scale Aircraft Series. The unmistakable form of the P-51D is accurately reproduced based on actual design drawings of the aircraft as well as thorough study of actual examples. Line it up with Tamiya's 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfires and A6M Zeroes for a display of iconic WWII fighters.


y About the Model z@1/32 scale plastic assembly kit of the P-51D Mustang. šOverall Length: 308mm, Overall Width: 354mm. šFamous form of the aircraft including its distinctive wing profiles have been precisely reproduced. šRadiator components are reproduced just like those on the actual aircraft. Both the radiator flap and oil cooler flap are movable. šYou can select either early- or late-type tails, with the latter featuring the dorsal fin. šParts for 75- and 108-gallon drop tanks are included. šComes with 3 kinds of markings to depict aircraft from the U.S. 8th Air Force. šA 16 page full-color photographic reference manual is also included.

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¡Accurately depicted form of the P-51D. Control surfaces (ailerons, flaps, elevators, and rudder) are all movable. ¡Comes with 3 kinds of markings including one to depict the aircraft piloted by Lt. Colonel John C. Meyer. ¡Included stand enables an in-flight display. Parts to allow depiction of retracted or deployed undercarriage are included.

¡Packard-built Merlin engine features impressive details such as a carburetor, supercharger, and intercoolers. ¡Magnets enable the ultra-thin engine cowlings to be detached even after assembly. ¡3 types of movable sliding canopies are included.

¡Parts for 75- and 108-gallon drop tanks are included. ¡Engine mount is molded together with fuselage to help ease assembly. ¡The cockpit interior is highly detailed and parts are included to depict early- and late-production seats and instrument panels. Click to view instrument panel.

¡Both the radiator flap and oil cooler flap are movable. Click to view closed flaps and accurately depicted radiator internal mechanisms. ¡Wheel wells and the inside of the landing gear bays are also highly detailed. Solid rubber tires feature accurate tread patterns. Click for close-up image. ¡You can select either early- or late-type tails. Parts for fabric- and metal-covered elevators as well as photo-etched radar antenna also included.

¡The six 12.7mm Browning machine guns along with ammunition belts are accurately reproduced. ¡2 pilot figures, 1 seated and 1 standing, are included. ¡Includes photo-etched parts to depict details such as seat harnesses and the oil cooler. A masking sheet to aid with painting the canopy is also included.


487 Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group

Tamiya Weathering Master Set (For Natural Metal Aircraft)
Item NoF89949@yLimited Editionz

Tamiya Weathering Master Sets offer easy application of realistic weathering effects to your models. This 3-color set is useful for recreating weathering effects on bare metal surfaces of aircraft models. Light Gun Metal recreates metallic texture on aircraft panels. Soot reproduces stains from exhaust pipes and gun barrels. Light Green can be used to highlight the interiors of the cockpit and landing gear wells on certain aircraft such as the P-51.

y Previously Announced Information z
1/32 North American P-51D Mustang™ (Parts Images)
1/32 North American P-51D Mustang™ (Assembled Images)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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