North American P-51D Mustang

This is a plastic model kit of a 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang from Tamiya.

Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #60741
 Tamiya # tam61040
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  • Tamiya Product Number: 61040
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"Typical Tamiya Fun"
Seems I can never find a complaint about a Tamiya kit and this one is no exception. Great easy fun build with as usual, great fit, no putty, and very little sanding needed. I built this kit to represent the plane flown by Lt. Raymond Withers, named Kathleen of the 359th Fighter Squadron. I will be purchasing others to build because p-51's had some colorful, interesting, and a few challenging paint schemes.

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  • Accurately captures features of P-51D: wings, weapons, drop tanks.
  • Main wheels have separate hubs for easy painting.
  • Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure.
  • 2 styles of exhaust stubs, optional position flaps.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions.


  • Tamiya Product Number: 61040


1/48 North American P-51D Mustang plastic model kit

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"Amazing kit"
This kit in my opinion is the pinnacle of the 1/48 P-51D. Great fit all around and enough options to make your model really stand out. Decals for 4 different aircraft are included and with all the aftermarket available for this kit a real award winner can be made with the proper amount of care. I love this kit

"Tamiya P-51"
To use an old saying, throw this kit into the air and it comes down assembled is almost true here. Excellent fit of all the parts. Virtually no glue needed to install the lower wing, just popped into place. Same with prop. No filler needed anywhere and very little sanding. Maybe a little fiddly mounting the external tanks but no real problem. Bravo , Tamiya Highly recommended.

"Excellent build"
No complaints on this one...great engraved panels and no fitment issues what so ever. The blue nose version looks amazing finished!


  • Decal options:
  • 1: 352nd FG 487th FS Lt Col John C. Mayer "Petie 2nd".
  • Fuselage: Natural metal w/ blue nose and spinner; Wings: Silver
  • Dope.
  • 2: 357th FG 362nd FS Leonard K Carson "Nooky Booky IV".
  • Fuselage: Natural metal w/ Olive Drab anti-glare panel and red and
  • orange checked nose; Wings: Silver Dope; Spinner: red w/orange
  • stripe.
  • 3: 361st FG 357th FS Thomas J Christian "Lou IV".
  • Fuselage: Natural metal w/ areas of Olive drab camoflage; Wing
  • Top: Olive Drab; Wing Bottom: Natural metal; Nose and Spinner
  • Yellow.
  • 4: 361st FG 375th FS Urban L Drew.


  • Marking option C is for an early P-51D without the vertical stabilizer leading edge fillet. This is depicted on the box art
  • but the instructions do not mention that the fillet must be removed
  • to accurately depict this aircraft.

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