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Length: 8"

Wingspan: 9.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

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    Item #: HA7736
    Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
    Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
    HA7736
    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.
    Professionally painted.
    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.