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This product was added to our database on Thursday 29 January 2015.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1: 48 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 48, ISBN/Box HA8505, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Cockpit slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Can be displayed with landing gear up or down.
The only difference between the North American P-51B and C variants was the B was built in
Inglewood and the C in Dallas. The B variant first flew on May 5, 1943 and the C variant first flew
on August 5, 1943. The B variant saw 1,988 built while the C variant saw 1,750 built. On
December 1, 1943 the P-51B Mustang flew its first combat mission and in March 1944 provided
bomber escort to Berlin. The high shape of the P-51B/C dorsal spine gave it the name
Captain Forrest H. Parham was born in Canada but was raised in Minnesota and served with the
US military in WWII and Korea. Forrest Parham was a member of the legendary Flying Tigers in
the 75th FS/23rd FG based in Luliang, China. In August and September 1944 Capt. Parham
scored his first three victories while flying a P-40N and in November 1944, now equipped with a
P-51C Mustang “Little Jeep” he scored his last victories making him an Ace. In April 1945 Parham
was shot down in a P-51D and evaded capture.
Specifications for the North American P-51B/C Mustang
The only difference between the B variant and the C variant are the plants where they were
P-51B/C Production – 3,738
B – 1,988 produced at Inglewood plant
C – 1,750 produced at Dallas plant
Length – 32.25 ft
Wingspan – 37.04 ft
Height – 13.67 ft
Power Plant – 1 X Packard (Rolls Royce) V-1650-3-7 producing 1,380 hp in the B variant and
1,490 hp in the C variant
Maximum Speed – 439 mph @ 25,000 ft
Service Ceiling – 41,800 ft
B – 1,180 miles
C – 1,900 miles
Empty – 6,985 lbs
Normal T/O – 9,800 lbs
Maximum Gross – 11,800 lbs
4 x .50 cal machine guns with 1,260 rounds
2 x 1,000 lb bombs or rockets
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