P51B Mustang Fighter

This is a 1/32 scale Plastic Model Kit of the P-51B Mustang II from Trumpeter For: ages 14+ & experienced modelers

Trumpeter P51B Mustang Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/32 Scale #02274
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Features :
  • Though known as an American fighter, the Mustang was designed for the British in 1940.
  • It was also the British who gave the plane the Mustang name.
  • The prototype was completed within a 120-day time limit.
  • The P51-B went into service in December, 1943, serving as fighter of choice in England and Italy until March, 1944, when the P-51D (with the bubble canopy) began to appear.
  • Even so, the P-51B remained in service until the end of WWII and accounted for nearly a third of all combat hours.
  • Modeler has the option to build the kit with a grey, opaque fuselage or a clear fuselage to reveal extensive interior detail Includes molded grey and clear plastic parts, as well as rubber tires, photo-etched metal parts & a film insert for the instrument panel Other pluses include: a realistic cockpit with an instrument panel and material for constructing belts;, molded belts for the wing guns; intricately detailed landing gear and engine; wing rocket pods; and both drop tank and bombs options Illustrated instructions with paint and markings guide Two sheets of waterslide decals.
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Spotlight Review

 
"P-51B/C Mustang"
abbattior199091
This is the first new 1/32nd scale razorback Mustang since the Revell kit came out in the late Sixties and it really shows how far we've come in the decades since. The kit is cleanly molded with very little flash and comes with an additional set of clear fuselage halves for those inclined to superdetail their interiors. The cockpit is nicely done and really doesn't need a lot of extra stuff added. The wheel well has the same issue as many other P-51 kits, which is it doesn't go far enough back in the wing. Aires resin makes a corrected part specifically for this kit if you feel the need to fix this. I have heard criticisms about the wings scale thickness and the leading edge fairings. To be fair, most of the critics are not aware that all Mustang wings were not the same. The P-51A,B and C had only four guns mounted on a 45 degree angle to accommodate the 11 percent thickness of the new laminar flow wing but when the D was introduced the wings thickness was increased to 14 percent to allow the guns to be mounted vertically and allow the addition of one more gun in each wing. The exhaust stacks looked a little small to me so I added some from the spare parts box that look more like what I'd seen on some museum aircraft. I used an old out of production decal sheet to finish my plane as Don Gentile's Shangri-La.

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Features

  • Though known as an American fighter, the Mustang was designed for the British in 1940.
  • It was also the British who gave the plane the Mustang name.
  • The prototype was completed within a 120-day time limit.
  • The P51-B went into service in December, 1943, serving as fighter of choice in England and Italy until March, 1944, when the P-51D (with the bubble canopy) began to appear.
  • Even so, the P-51B remained in service until the end of WWII and accounted for nearly a third of all combat hours.
  • Modeler has the option to build the kit with a grey, opaque fuselage or a clear fuselage to reveal extensive interior detail Includes molded grey and clear plastic parts, as well as rubber tires, photo-etched metal parts & a film insert for the instrument panel Other pluses include: a realistic cockpit with an instrument panel and material for constructing belts;, molded belts for the wing guns; intricately detailed landing gear and engine; wing rocket pods; and both drop tank and bombs options Illustrated instructions with paint and markings guide Two sheets of waterslide decals.

Specs

  • Length: 12.1 in (30.8 cm)
  • Wingspan: 13.9 in (35.3 cm)
  • Scale: 1/32
  • Parts Count: 295
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 02274

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1 plastic model kit


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Reviews

  
 
"P-51B"
tgary1934
Needed to add a 1:32 P-51B to collection revell has some and tamiya but this offers a clear fuselage if you want to show detail which I will probably a few fit issues trumpeter but highly recommend

Markings

  • Decal sheet includes markings for two versions
  • 1. P-51B-5-NA(NA.104) 43-6315 "DING HAO!" flown by Maj James Howard, CO 365h FS/345th FG, Ninth Air Force
  • 2. P-51B-15NA(43-24857), 90, Sweet Claro II, 319th FS/325th, Salvaged 7th September, 1945

Comments

  • Contains small parts.
  • Prevent children from from ingesting small parts or handling plastic bags.