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Autore: Alessandro
NEW DOUBLE KIT: P-51B MUSTANG DELUXE SET 1/72 – EUROPEAN FRONT

NEW DOUBLE KIT: P-51B MUSTANG DELUXE SET 1/72 – EUROPEAN FRONT

 

The legend of World War II air combat, the P-51 Mustang is a combination of ultra-modern American design with a reliable, powerful British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The Arma Hobby 1/72 scale Mustang model kit was awarded the gold medal “Model of the Year 2022” by the prestigious German magazine Modell Fan.

Mustangs became famous in battles both in Europe and the Pacific, but today, before the upcoming 80th anniversary of D-Day (June 6), we present a Deluxe Set including selected, most interesting markings from the battles over Western Europe.

BOX MARKING SCHEMES

The double Deluxe Set contains 8 very interesting camouflage and marking schemes from the skies over Western Europe, before and after D-Day. Many of them can be done in the D-Day livery by painting full invasion bands. We will talk about this more in the future.

1. North American P-51B-7-NA Mustang s/n 43-6913 “Shangri-La”, 336th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF, pilot Captain Don S. Gentile, USAAF Station 356 Debden, Great Britain, March 1944

2. North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang s/n 42-106950 “The Iowa Beaut”, 354th FS, 355th FG, 8th AF USAAF, pilot 2nd Lieutenant Robert E. Hulderman, USAAF Station 122 Steeple Morden, Great Britain, July 1944

3. Mustang Mk III FZ152 (North American P-51B-5-NA s/n 43-6533), No. 133 Fighter Wing, pilot Wing Commander Stanisław Skalski, RAF Coolham, Great Britain, Spring 1944

4. North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang s/n 42-106839 “Bald Eagle III”, 374th FS, 361st FG, 8th AF USAAF, pilot 1st Lieutenant Robert Turnbull Eckfeldt, USAAF Station 374 Bottisham, Great Britain, July 1944

5. North American P-51B-7-NA Mustang s/n 43-6638, 355th FS, 354FG, 9th AF USAAF, pilot 2nd Lieutenant Fred G. Buckner,  USAAF Station AFF-410 Lashenden, Great Britain, June 1944. Soon we will show bonus markings variant for this plane.

6. North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang s/n 42-106924 “Salem Representative”, 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF, pilot 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Kidd Hofer, USAAF Station 356 Debden, Great Britain, May 1944

7. North American P-51B-1-NA Mustang s/n 43-12375 “Bonnie ´B´ II”, 353rd FS, 354th FG, 9th AF USAAF, pilot Major Don „Buzz” Beerbower,  USAAF Station AFF-410 Lashenden, Great Britain, June 1944

8. Mustang Mk III FX876 (North American P-51B-1-NA  s/n 43-12146), No. 309 squadron PAF, RAF Andrews Field, Great Britain, May 1945

DECALS SHEET

The decals for these schemes are on a huge sheet, including markings, stencils and interior details.

3D-PRINTED RESIN ACCESSORIES

The Deluxe Set kit contains a double set of 3D-printed resin accessories, allowing us to obtain better details where injection plastic technology does not provide such possibilities. These are primarily seats with belts (3 seats in 2 variants) and exhaust tubes with hollowed ends, as well as precisely made radiator grills.

PRE-ORDER THIS KIT!

Pre-orders for the 1/72 P-51B Deluxe Set double kit with medal-winning sprues, huge decal sheet (8 markings + bonus) from the battles over Western Europe and 3D printed resin accessories start today! We expect shipping the kits in second week of June.

Pre-order the 1/72 P-51B Deluxe Set online at Armahobby.com!