1/33 Aces Wm. Whisner Princess Elizabeth P51B Mustang Paper Mod

1/33 Aces Wm. Whisner Princess Elizabeth P51B Mustang Paper Mod

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1/33 Aces Wm. Whisner Princess Elizabeth P51B Mustang Paper Mod
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The North American P-51 Mustang is one of the classic aircraft of all time. This paper model builds an early mark of P-51 flown in Europe during World War II by a U.S. Army Air Ace!


Powered by an American Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the P-51 proved to be outstandingly fast and maneuverable, with long range extended by the use of drop tanks. The aircraft also excelled as a fighter-bomber. Escorting B-17s and B-24s on raids deep into the German heartland, the P-51 proved it could best everything the Luftwaffe threw against it, even scoring victories against the speedy new Me-262 jet. It was equally effective in the Pacific, was one of the most feared Allied fighters where ever it was encountered, and was flown operationally by pilots from at least eight Allied countries. Post-war, it served into the 1960s with some 55 air forces worldwide.


This paper model depicts Princess Elizabeth, a P-51B flown by Lt. Bill Whisner during his first combat tour with the 352nd Fighter Group, the Blue-Nosed Bastards of Bodney. Whisner scored 3.5 victories while on this tour, came back for a second tour, and finished World War Two credited with 15.5 aerial victories, winning the Distinguished Service Cross twice- one of only 14 pilots so honored. He became an Ace again during the Korean conflict, flying the F-86 Saber, one of only six USAF pilots to become Aces in both conflicts. Additionally, he was awarded a third DSC, thus becoming one of only two USAF officers to win the medal three times (John Meyer was the other). In 1953, Whisner won the Bendix Trophy as an air racer, and later retired from the USAF as a Colonel. Princess Elizabeth, the plane portrayed by this paper model by AirDave, was lost on D-Day while being flown by another pilot.


Paper Model Details: 130 parts, two construction diagrams, one wire template. Fuselage formers; wing spars with airfoil formers. Rolled landing gear legs, layered wheels, optional wheel well detail plate, opaque canopy with shadowed interior detail. Optional bomb carrier pylons. Detailed graphic textures, with realistic weathering and surface features. Degree of Difficulty: 3/5.


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(Photos below courtesy of Gerardo Escobedo)

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North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

 

North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

 

North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

 

North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

 

North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

 

North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

 

North American P-51 Mustang fighter Aces of Ecardmodels paper model

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