North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Aircraft Fighter "Petie 3rd Lt. Col. John C. Meyer 487th Fighter Squadron 352nd Fighter Group USAAF" (1944) "WW2 Aircrafts Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Forces of Valor

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of a North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Aircraft Fighter "Petie 3rd, Lt. Col. John C. Meyer, 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, USAAF" (1944) "WW2 Aircrafts Series" diecast model by Forces of Valor.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Intricately detailed engine.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Decorative removable bombs.
  • Full colored ground parking display base.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Interchangeable propeller designs for spinning/static models.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 5.125, Wingspan- 6.25 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • HISTORICAL ASPECTS:
  • The North American P-51D Mustang Fighter, nicknamed "Petie 3rd," was a legendary World War II aircraft flown by Lt. Col. John C. Meyer of the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, based at RAF Bodney, East Anglia, England in 1944. The P-51D was a long-range, single-seat fighter and bomber escort that played a vital role in the Allied victory in Europe, providing crucial air support during bombing raids and ground attacks.
  • Lt. Col. John C. Meyer was a renowned ace pilot, with 24.5 victories to his name, and "Petie 3rd" was his personal aircraft. It was named after his wife, Patricia, and featured distinctive shark mouth artwork on the nose. Meyer flew "Petie 3rd" on numerous missions over Germany, where he engaged in fierce dogfights against German fighters, and also escorted American bombers to their targets.
  • The P-51D Mustang Fighter was used extensively during World War II, seeing action in all theaters of the war. It was credited with shooting down 4,950 enemy aircraft, making it one of the most successful fighters of the war.
  • U.S. P-51D Mustang aircraft fighter "Petie 3rd", Lt. Col. John C. Meyer, 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, USAAF, 1944 1/72 scale diecast model is a faithful representation of this historic aircraft. It features authentic markings, including the distinctive shark mouth artwork, and is built to a high level of detail. This model is perfect for collectors and aviation enthusiasts alike, and is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of aviation.

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