ICM-48125x 1/48 North American P-51B Mustang WW2 Chineese AF Fighter model kit
In P-51A Mustang was designed by Raymond Rice and Edgar Schmued for the North American Aviation Company in 1940.
ICM 1/48 North American P-51B Mustang WW2 Chineese AF Fighter model kit. Pic.1
Its first flight took place on 26th October, 1940. The Royal Air Force was impressed with its performance an placed an order for 320 aircraft. The aircraft had a maximum speed of 390 mph (628 km) and had a range of 730 miles (1,200 km). It was 32 ft 3 in (2.65 m) long with a wingspan of 37 ft (11.28 m). The aircraft was armed with 4 machine-guns and could carry 1,000 lb (454 kg) of bombs.
The Royal Air Force ordered more and 820 were delivered in October 1941. The North American Aviation Company continued to work on improving the aircraft and in 1943 began producing the P-51B Mustang. This new aircraft could reach a speed of 440 mph (710 km) at 30,000 ft (9,000).
During the Second World War the Mustang flew on 213,873 missions in Europe. It was also used by the Chineese Air Force after WW2.