Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
F-51D Mustang Capt J.W. Rogers,
36th FBS, 8th FBW, Korean War
1/48 scale pre-finished
Model comes with with 6 x 5" HVAR (High
Velocity Air Rocket) and 2 x 500lb bombs
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.
Later in WWII the Allied bombers were flying deep into Germany but suffered tremendous losses
because of the lack of range the fighter escorts had. German fighters would wait beyond the
range of the Allied fighters and then attack the vulnerable bombers. Once the P-51 called
Mustang by the British had the Allison engine replaced with a British Merlin it possessed the high
performance that had been lacking. With drop tanks the P-51 had the range to escort bombers all
the way to Berlin and back.
On November 8, 1950 Captain J. W. Rogers made what probably was the luckiest shot of the
Korean War. While flying his F-51D Mustang 44-74941 "Buckeye Blitz VI" four MiG-15s came
from behind and over flew him. Purely out of instinct Rogers fired at the quickly disappearing
targets and as luck would have it he downed one of the MiG-15s. The kill was verified by other
F-51 pilots. His aircraft markings show 12 tanks, 2 trains and 130 missions.