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ICM-48122 1/48 P-51B Mustang USA WW2 fighter model kit

ICM ICM-48122 1/48 P-51B Mustang USA WW2 fighter model kit
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ICM-48122 1/48 P-51B Mustang USA WW2 fighter model kit

ICM 1/48 P-51B Mustang USA WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.1
ICM 1/48 P-51B Mustang USA WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.1

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ICM 1/48 P-51B Mustang USA WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.2

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The world famous P -51 Mustang was one of the best fighter aircraft of the WWII period. The prototype of this airplane, designed by corporation NorthAmerican, has made the maiden flight at October 26, 1940.
The modification P-51B was built in May, 1943. She differed by the installation potent and high altitude Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, made under licence by Packard corporation. The airplane Mustang with this engine became one of the fastest fighters in the world. The airplane had huge range, was well armed and armoured.
P-51B for the first time have gone into service of 354th Fighter Group of US Air Force in England in December, 1943. These airplanes were widely used as escort fighters and fighters - bombers on all theatres of war up to the end of the WWII.
On Mustangs were flown many outstanding pilots - aces, such as D.Gentile (19,83 victories), G.Preddy (25,83), R.Wetmore (21,25), G.England (17,5), D.Beeson (17,33).
In total during 1943-1944 3.738 airplanes P-51 B/C were produced.

Technical and tactical specifications of P-51B
Length - 9,83 m
Span - 11,28 m
Start weight - 4.450 kg
Maximum speed - 702 km/h
Ceiling - 12.800 m
Range (with auxiliary tanks) - 3.900 km
Engine - Packard Merlin V-1650-7 rated at 1.695 h.p.
Armament - 4x12,7mm Colt-Browning machine guns
The model kit includes 94 parts