P51B Mustang Fighter

This is the Academy P-51B Mustang 1/72 scale plastic model airplane kit.

Academy P51B Mustang Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #1667
 Academy Plastics # acy1667
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Academy Plastics Item # acy1667
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Wingspan: 6" (15cm)
  • Length: 5-1/4" (13.5cm)
  • Academy Product Number: 1667
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Spotlight Review

"Good kit"
It builds well with little in the way of fit problems. There are essentially 4 halves of the plane. Each side is split into two sections, and when pairing them together there can be some alignment problems. There is a good number of decal markings available on the sheet, it has several optional loads and the kit has good detail to it. The price is reasonable for a kit of this type and the huge majority of builders are not that concerned with the finer details of things and be very happy with the results.

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  • Detailed 1/72 kit for static display only.
  • 65 parts in green and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
  • Accurately captures features of P-51B: razorback fuselage, wing, and canopy.
  • Cockpit includes seat, floor, radio rack, instrument panel with raised detail.
  • Separate exhaust stacks - 2 styles included.
  • 108 gal paper drop tank and rocket tubes included.
  • Standard and Malcolm Hood canopies - both can be posed open or closed.
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel wells.


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Wingspan: 6" (15cm)
  • Length: 5-1/4" (13.5cm)
  • Academy Product Number: 1667


One 1/72 P-51B Mustang Airplane

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"well built kit"
kennethlinger (Raleigh, NC)
This Model kit from Academy was a wonderful build. Not only did the parts go together very well, I only had to fill in some very small areas with putty and no issues with fitting. I used after market decals from Cartograph and Photo etching from Eduard. I so pleased with the instructions and painting schemes. I am going to build another 5 more with the same decals and paint scheme for a flight of six on an airfield diorama.

"Good Quality, Value"
The Academy P-51B is my first model in 8 years. That being said, I was a bit rusty, but this Academy kit was a good choice to start modeling again. Overall, kit has very good detail, engraved lines are very crisp and the cockpit detail is surprisingly good. Sprues were fairly clean except for some minor ejector pin marks. I decided to build a open canopy model after i saw how nice the cockpit came out. I had minor fit problems through out that required filing most seams. Fit was close but just missed. My main problem was the cockpit assembly pushed out the fuselage, I never could find where it was misaligned. Definitely dry fit all your parts. Very good quality for the price, Highly recommend!

"Great build"
The separate tail section is the only curious aspect of this kit, which is excellent in every other way. The fit is superb, as it is with every other Academy model I've built, and the detail is terrific, especially for the scale. The wooden floor of the Mustang's cockpit is recreated, as is the tread on the tires. The box comes with two types of exhaust stacks, bombs, drop-tanks, and rockets, and a choice of standard or Malcolm hoods, which can both be posed open. There might be some issues with the shape of the wings being incorrect for the P51B, but if you can overlook that minor shortcoming, this is a wonderful, hassle-free build.


  • One decal sheet with three marking options
  • 1: s/n 324823/B6-S "Old Crow", 363FS, 357 FG, USAAF, Yoxford,
  • England 1944.
  • 2: s/n 312214/VF-C "Rebel Queen", 336 FS, 4 FG England, April 1944.
  • 3: s/n PB387/PK-G, No. 315 (Polish) Sqdn, Royal Air Force.
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1 & 2: Olive Drab w/ Neutral Grey undersides.
  • 3: Dk Green/Ocean Grey w/Lt Sea Grey undersides.
  • Additional Paints Required
  • Interior Green, Black, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue, White.


Keep this Academy Plastics item away from children under 3 years of age.

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