1/33 F-51D/P-51D Cavalier Mustang US Army Chase Planes - Paper Model

1/33 F-51D/P-51D Cavalier Mustang US Army Chase Planes - Paper Model

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1/33 F-51D/P-51D Cavalier Mustang US Army Chase Planes - Paper Model

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1/33 F-51D/P-51D Cavalier Mustang US Army Chase Planes - Paper Model

The North American P-51/F-51 Mustang may be one of the most recognized and successful Fighter aircraft of all time of all time.   Serving throughout WW2 in the European and Pacific theaters, it is still flown today in various evolved configurations.  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 enemy territory.

In the late 1950s, the Cavalier Aircraft Corporation converted surplus P51D (F51D) Mustangs into "Executive Business Aircraft". Airframes were completely disassembled and rebuilt with a second (rear) seat, plush leather interiors, side fuselage Luggage compartments and wing tip fuel tanks. Originally intended as a high speed personal aircraft, the Cavalier was also exported for use as a fighter and close air support aircraft.

The US Army purchased 3 Cavalier Mustangs to act as chase planes for the AH-56 Cheyenne attack helicopter project. One was a re-furbished P-51D (a/c# 0-72990), while the other two were Cavalier Mustangs coded 68-15795 and 68-15796
This kit contains all the parts necessary to build two complete aircraft models.
Included: the (Cavalier) modified P51/F51 (0-72990)  and one of the production Cavalier Mustangs (68-15795).


Paper Model Details: over 240 parts including detailed construction diagrams, fuselage and wing formers, fully recessed and detailed wheel wells, fully detailed landing gear, wing tip fuel tanks, complete detailed cockpit, optional clear or printed canopies, detailed graphic textures, realistic surface features, Display Stand.   

Degree of Difficulty: 3/5.
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Manufacturer Dave Winfield
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