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1/32 Aircraft Series No.28
North American F-51D Mustang Korean War
Item No: 60328


Length: 308mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Back from the Brink
The P-51D Mustang is viewed by many as one of the most successful aircraft of WWII, but this unique design with laminar flow wing still had plenty to offer after that conflict had ended. In 1950, by now having been re-named the F-51D when the U.S. Air Force was separated from the Army in 1947, it was called into action in the Korean War; airfields on the Korean peninsula were ill-suited to jet aircraft and the F-51D still had the necessary range and ordnance to roll back the years and do the job as a front line fighter.

About the Model
šThis is a 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 308mm, wingspan: 354mm. šThe honed form of the F-51D is accurately recreated right down to rivets and panel lines. šFeatures an accurate recreation of the Hamilton Standard propeller with squared off tips. šInternal ducts and oil coolers give genuine realism to the radiator section. šElevators and other wing sections are moving parts. šDepictions of the six 12.7mm machine guns even have ammo belts. šParts are included to depict two types of drop tank, 500lb bombs, and six 5-inch HVAR rockets. šFuselage has cooling slits recreated on the radiator access panel. šComes with a seated pilot figure for that extra level of realism. šIncludes three marking options: two U.S. and one Republic of Korean Air Force.

Packaging


šMarvel at the aerodynamically efficient form in 1/32 scale, with post-WWII Mustang details captured accurately and in style.


šEngine cowl components are molded in thin plastic, and can be removed. Integrated engine mount and fuselage are highly durable.


šThis is a close-up of the Packard Merlin V-1650, with depictions of features such as intercooler, supercharger, carburetor and more.


šThere is plenty of air-to-ground ordnance to adorn your F-51D with: six HVAR rockets and drop tanks (which were improvised to hold napalm).


šA highly realistic cockpit is packed with details. Choose between two types of radio that can be depicted on the instrumentation.


šPhoto-etched harness parts contribute to the realistic pilot position. Stowed behind the seat is the AN/ARC-4 radio unit.


šThe seated pilot figure is kitted out with the P-1A helmet used in the Korean War era, and is captured in authentic pose.


šChoose whether to assembled with the wing machine gun panel open or closed, to show off the guns and their ammo belts.


šAilerons and flaps are moving components and can be adjusted after completion of the model, adding further realism.


šMoving depictions of the elevators and rudder are actuated via a metal shaft for a highly authentic finish to your model.


šComes with a stand to enable in-flight display. Parts depicting retracted or deployed main and tail landing gears are also included.


šThis image shows off some of the plethora of accessories in the kit: photo-etched parts, plus masking stickers to help in the paint job.



Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/32 North American F-51D Mustang Korean War

Tamiya Color Spray Paint for Aircraft Tamiya Color Spray Paint for Aircraft
AS-6 Olive drab AS-12 Bare-metal silver

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-8 Italian red TS-29 Semi gloss black TS-47 Chrome yellow

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-2 White LP-3 Flat black LP-5 Semi gloss black
LP-11 Silver LP-21 Italian red LP-28 Olive drab
LP-38 Flat aluminum LP-52 Clear red LP-53 Clear orange
LP-62 Titanium gold LP-63 Titanium silver LP-65 Rubber black

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-2 White X-4 Blue X-5 Green
X-7 Red X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver
X-12 Gold leaf X-14 Sky blue X-18 Semi gloss black
X-25 Clear green X-26 Clear orange X-27 Clear red
X-31 Titanium gold X-32 Titanium silver XF-1 Flat black
XF-3 Flat yellow XF-4 Yellow green XF-5 Flat green
XF-7 Flat red XF-10 Flat brown XF-15 Flat flesh
XF-16 Flat aluminum XF-19 Sky grey XF-49 Khaki
XF-52 Flat earth XF-55 Deck tan XF-56 Metallic grey
XF-57 Buff XF-59 Desert yellow XF-62 Olive drab
XF-64 Red brown XF-85 Rubber black

šUseful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74066 Diamond File (for Photo-Etched Parts)
Item 74067 Bending Pliers (for Photo-Etched Parts)
Item 74068 Modeling Scissors (for Photo-Etched Parts)

Item 74132 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.8mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

šPrecision cementing
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick Type)

šMake the details stand out!
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)
Item 87199 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Gray)
Item 87201 Figure Accent Color (Pink-Brown)

Information is current as of March 31, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.