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Dragon Models
An award-winning line of high quality plastic model kits that include tanks, cars, aircraft, figures, and warships in popular scales.
1/32 P-51D Mustang Early Production
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ITEM NO: DRA 3205
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195832054
SCALE: 1:32
ANNOUNCED ON: 4/21/2008
ARRIVED ON: 5/21/2008
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Barcode: 0 89095 83205 4
Case Pack: 12 Pieces per case
Box Size: 10.6" x 16.5" x 3.1"

Features:
- Newly tooled and accurately shaped fuselage specific to P-51D Early Production, with superb slide-molded details
- Canopy with rivet detail made from transparent plastic
- Propeller blades with accurately curved cross-section and true-to-scale thickness
- Extra-detailed transparent engine cowling
- Engine compartment with full detail
- Exhaust pipes made by slide molds
- Wings with realistic panel lines
- Ailerons are movable
- Rockets and bombs included
- Weighted wheels made of DS
- Detailed wheels and landing gear
- Pilot's seat upgraded with photo-etched parts
- Instrument panel made from clear part
- Moveable rudder with realistic texture
- Cartograf decals offer accurate markings


The American P-51 Mustang entered service midway through WWII and became a hugely successful and recognizable fighter. Most were employed as bomber escorts in the European theater. The definitive and most widely produced version was the P-51D, powered by a Packard V-1650-3 supercharged 12-cylinder engine. This engine was Packard’s copy of the famous Rolls Royce Merlin engine. The Mustang’s main armament was six .50-caliber Browning machineguns, adequate for combating its main opponents, the Bf 109 and Fw 109, over European skies. In an effort to improve all-round visibility, the P-51D had also received a “teardrop” or “bubble” canopy.

Following close on the tail of Dragon’s earlier release of a 1/32 P-51D Mustang kit is an Early Production variant of this famous American fighter. The original kit was extremely well received, and this latest 1/32 scale model has a redesigned fuselage to allow modelers to accurately represent an Early model. As an Early Production aircraft, it does not have the tail fillet or dorsal fin where the fuselage and tail join, this modification being made to original aircraft to give better yaw stability. Of course, this aspect is carefully replicated in kit form. As before, this kit is highly detailed using state-of-the-art engineering and molding techniques. No effort has been spared in producing a kit brimming with detail, and that yet remains easy to assemble. This kit provides another Mustang version for modelers to add to their collections!