The P-51 Mustang was a solution to the clear need for an effective bomber escort. The Mustang was at least as simple as other aircraft of its era. It used a common, reliable engine and had internal space for a huge fuel load. With external fuel tanks, it could accompany the bombers all the way to Germany and back. Enough P-51s became available to the 8th and 9th Air Forces in the winter of 1943–44.
For the ultimate, realistic flight experience, the P-51 comes with all-metal mechanical spring-loaded strut assemblies. The P-51 comes out of the box with all kinds of details that have been finished for the consumer, including a factory-painted fiberglass cowl, scale antenna, scale-shaped spinner, and much more. For a high-quality outer surface and realistic appearance, the P-51 is dressed with Oracover.
- Wingspan: 2190mm (86.2 in)
- Length: 1907mm (75 in)
- Flying weight: 10-11 kg
- Wing area: 92 dm2
- Wing loading: 110g/dm2
- Wing type: Naca airfoils
- Covering type: Genuine ORACOVER®
- Retract gear type: Air-retract With CNC Suspension Metal Struts (included)