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P-51D Mustang 'Betty Jane' Military Aircraft Model
P-51D Mustang 'Betty Jane' Military Aircraft Model

P-51D Mustang 'Betty Jane' Military Aircraft Model

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Part Number:TAMAP51JTS


P-51D Mustang 'Betty Jane' Military Aircraft Model


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P-51D Mustang 'Betty Jane' Military Aircraft Model

P-51D Mustang 'Betty Jane' Military Aircraft Model

Excellent Craftsmanship!
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.

Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.

Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.

    Item Details:
  • 1/24 scale model
  • Wing Span: 16.1 Inches
  • Length:18.25 Inches

    Item Highlights:
  • Makes a GREAT gift!
  • Many different models to choose from
  • Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite


Model Description

This collectable model P-51C Mustang represents the ultimate in long-range fighter development in World War II, the aircraft that was finally able to escort bombers from bases in England to targets deep in Germany. Operated by the Collings Foundation, “Betty Jane” is the world’s only flying dual-control P-51C. This 1/24-scale model P-51C Mustang makes a great pilot gift, or a present for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

This iconic American aircraft of World War II, which also served in combat in Korea, actually began as a British aircraft. Designed and flown in just 178 days in response to a British proposal for a fighter-bomber. British officials wanted North American Aviation to build the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk under license, but NAA President James “Dutch” Kindelburger persuaded them that his company could build a new, better design in less time.

The NA-73 project featured two innovations: an efficient laminar-flow wing developed by the National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics, and a radiator design that used exiting hot air to provide a modicum of additional thrust. The XP-51 showed good performance at low altitudes, and the British government placed orders for several hundred of the fighters. In 1942, the Army Air Forces placed an order for 320 P-51As, as well as orders for a dive bomber variant, the A-36.

Also in 1942, the Mustang received the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine – and the results were magic. High altitude performance exceeded expectations, with the Merlin-powered Mustang topping 440 mph in tests.

The Mustang was taking off – and with the addition of long-range tanks, the P-51 proved to be the answer to the Army Air Force’s need for a fighter with the range to accompany bombers all the way to their targets deep in Germany.

The definitive version of the Mustang, the P-51D, featured a bubble canopy, six .50-caliber machine guns, and a range of 1,650 miles. Top speed was 437 mph.

The Mustang continued in service following World War II, operating as a fighter-bomber in Korea. The Mustang is a popular airframe for air racing, and restored versions are a common sight at air shows.

The Collings Foundation operates Betty Jane, along with a host of other flying World War II aircraft.

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