This is a Plastic 1/48 P-51B Mustang Airplane from Tamiya.The first Allison powered P-51's were good airplanes but lacked the high altitude performance to be effective bomber escorts. That changed when the basic P-51 airframe was mated with a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine to create the P-51B. Tamiya's rendition of the Mu ...Read more
This is a Plastic 1/48 P-51B Mustang Airplane from Tamiya.
The first Allison powered P-51's were good airplanes but lacked the high altitude performance to be effective bomber escorts. That changed when the basic P-51 airframe was mated with a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine to create the P-51B. Tamiya's rendition of the Mustang builds up into an impressive, highly detailed 1/48th scale replica with accurate interior and exterior detail. High quality water activated decals are included for three aircraft.
FEATURES: Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display.
Approximately 60 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
Accurately captures features of P-51B: wings, gear doors, canopy.
Multi-part canopy may be posed open or closed - Malcolm Hood included.
Main wheels have separate hubs for easy painting.
Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure.
2 styles of exhaust stubs, optional position flaps, drop tanks.
Detailed pictorial instructions.
MARKING OPTIONS: Single sheet of InvisaClear decals by Scalemaster. These decals are very precisely printed so that the clear carrier layer is kept to a minimum and does not show on the completed model.
1: 336th FS 4th FG Capt. D Gentile "Shangri La".
Top: Olive drab; Bottom: Neutral Grey; Spinner: White w/red stripe.
2: 358th FS 355th FG Lt William Hovde "Ole II".
Same as A: except; Spinner: Cream.
3: 339th FS 504th FG "Bonny Bea" S/N 210933.
Fuselage: Bare metal w/Olive drab anti-glare panel; Wings: Silver;
Spinner: White w/red stripe (decal); Nose: Red and white checked.
Paints Required: Colors are all flat except where indicated:
Detail colors: Interior Green, Black, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue, Khaki, Tan, Buff, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh, Green, Brown, and Gloss Blue.
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Liquid Plastic Cement
CA or Tube Type (thick) Plastic Cement
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories
SPECS: Scale: 1/48
Fuselage Length: 8"
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