Academy P-51D Mustang World War II fighter 1:72
The North American P-51 Mustang single-seat fighter is without a doubt one of the most famous aircraft in history and is still considered the best fighter powered by a traditional piston engine that roamed the skies during World War II. The development of the P-51 took place very quickly and was basically built around the Packard V12 engine, a well-known and reliable Rolls-Royce Merlin engine manufactured under license in the United States. He provided him with over 1600 horsepower. Thanks to him, the Mustang was able to reach a speed of 700 km / h. The P-51D, the most famous and successful variant, was armed with six 0.5 M2 Browning machine guns built into the wings. This machine was used for operations on all battlefields, but it fulfilled its best-known tasks as an escort for bombers during raids on Europe. In addition, he also served in the British Royal Air Force, where several fighter units were equipped with versions D and K renamed the Mustang Mk. IV and IVa.