P-51 D Mustang USAF  "Buckeye blitz VI" Capt J.W. Rogers 36th FBS 8th FBW HA7736 Scale 1:48

P-51 D Mustang USAF "Buckeye blitz VI Hobby Master HA7736 1:48

P-51 D Mustang USAF "Buckeye blitz VI" Capt J.W. Rogers 36th FBS 8th FBW HA7736 Scale 1:48
Highly detailed Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
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P-51 D Mustang USAF "Buckeye blitz VI" Capt J.W. Rogers 36th FBS 8th FBW HA7736 Scale 1:48 Highly detailed Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series Hobby Master item: HA7736 1:48 Scale model Later in WWII the Allied bombers were flying deep into Germany but suffered tremendous losses because of the lack of range the fighter escorts had. German fighters would wait beyond the range of the Allied fighters and then attack the vulnerable bombers. Once the P-51 called Mustang by the British had the Allison engine replaced with a British Merlin it possessed the high performance that had been lacking. With drop tanks the P-51 had the range to escort bombers all the way to Berlin and back. On November 8, 1950 Captain J. W. Rogers made what probably was the luckiest shot of the Korean War. While flying his F-51D Mustang 44-74941 “Buckeye Blitz VI” four MiG-15s came from behind and over flew him. Purely out of instinct Rogers fired at the quickly disappearing targets and as luck would have it he downed one of the MiG-15s. The kill was verified by other F-51 pilots. His aircraft markings show 12 tanks, 2 trains and 130 missions. Specifications for the North American Aviation P-51D Mustang The P-51D became F-51D after the USAF was formed in 1947, same aircraft, P - Pursuit / F - Fighter Number Produced All Variants – 14,819 Dimensions Wing Span – 37 ft (11.27 m) Length – 32 ft 3 in (9.82 m) Height – 13 ft 8 in (4.16 m)
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HA7736
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • Scale
    1:48
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    World War II
  • Aircraft
    P-51
  • Propulsion
    Propeller-Driven
  • Role
    Fighter
  • Country
    United States
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