P-51D MUSTANG "PACIFIC THEATER"
This 1:36 scale model of the P-51D Mustang "Pacific Theater" is part of our Planes and Weapons Series.
The decorative base features the AN-M64 500-lb GP bomb and the smaller AN-M57 250lb GP bomb in 1:16 scale.
The informative plaque reads:
North American Aviation's P-51D Mustang, one of WW2's most successful fighter aircraft, flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, but it also saw service against Japanese forces in the China-India-Burma theater and other areas in the Pacific. The P-51D served as a long range bomber escort and ground support fighter, and was armed with six .50 cal, heavy machine-guns and a variety of bombs.
The p-51D was mainly an escort fighter but it could hold its own in the ground support role, carrying bombs such as these. Shown here are at approximately 1:16 scale. AN-M64 500-lbs aerial bomb (top) and AN-M57 250-lbs aerial bomb (bottom)