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Dragon 1/32 P-51K Mustang with 4.5in M10 Rocket Launcher

Dragon 1/32 P-51K Mustang with 4.5in M10 Rocket Launcher

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Price:
$84.99

Status:
In Stock Now!

Product Code:
DR 3224

Brand:
DRAGON

Description

Features:

  • Authentic-looking P-51K Mustang model

  • Accurately shapped fuselage w/superb detail

  • Canopy can be assembled open/closed

  • Canopy mold w/2-directionsl slide mold

  • Newly designed canopy presented as crystal-clear parts

  • Newly designed propeller w/accurate curved section and true-to-scale thickness

  • Intricate engine w/transport cowing represented by multiple parts

  • Engine cowling support member made by slide mold     

  • Exhaust stacks made by slide mold

  • Engine is fully detailed

  • Landing gear can be assembled in taxing or folded position

  • Rear outlet on radiator scoop assembly can be positioned

  • Fine loop antenna

  • Newly tooled 4.5-inch M10 launcher w/rockets

  • Flaps can be angled for take-off/landing

  • Detailed underlying rivet and panel line details for modeling wing during maintenance

  • Landing gear compartment w/interior detail

  • Instrument panel made from clear part

  • Camera port included

  • Newly designed photo-etched panel with ventilation holes

  • Slide-molded machine guns w/full assembly

  • Intricate ammo belts are included

  • Spent-round ports are accurately reproduced

  • Pilot's seat is upgraded w/photo-etched parts

  • Engine radiator is included

  • Detailed wheels and landing gear

  • Weighted wheels made of DS

 

Aviation modelers have been waiting a long time for Dragon to release another fantastic model of the famous P-51 Mustang. At last the wait is over! Dragon’s new kit is a 1/32 scale kit of the P-51K. The American P-51 Mustang entered service midway through WWII and became a hugely successful and recognizable fighter. Most were employed as bomber escorts in the European theater, with the definitive and most widely produced version being the P-51D. The P-51K was essentially a P-51D with a different propeller, an Aeroproducts four-blade 11’-diameter hollow steel propeller. These propellers had a different blade shape to the more common Hamilton Standard, though they weren’t as reliable. Some 1,500 P-51K fighters were manufactured in Dallas. The P-51D and K arrived in Europe in mid-1944 and they quickly became the primary fighter of the US Army Air Force (USAAF).

Following Dragon’s earlier releases of 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang kits is this long-awaited P-51K variant. The kit features a brand new canopy and, obviously, a new propeller. To increase its attractiveness even further, the fighter is fitted with brand new 4.5-inch M10 rocket launchers. This three-tube M10 rocket launcher allowed the Mustang to terrorize German forces and vehicles on the ground in Northwest Europe, for example. As before, this kit is highly detailed using state-of-the-art engineering and molding techniques. No effort has been spared in producing a kit brimming with detail, and yet it’s one that remains easy to assemble. Cartograf has provided a series of outstanding decal markings, all that modelers will need to finish off Dragon’s latest 1/32 Mustang family member.

 

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