The P-51 Mustang is probably the most well-known fighter aircraft ever built. Originally designed to fill an order from the British government, the P-51 was built by North American Aviation. The first examples did not show much promise until a switch was made to the Rolls-Royce engine. By 1944, the skies over Europe were dominated by the allies thanks to fighters like the P-51.
Upon opening the box I was transported back to 1973 when my brother built this kit! I remember thinking how cool it was to get not only cockpit detail but an engine too!! How cool was that?! Never get any better than this, NEVER!!! This kit dates back to the late 1960s and it shows, however, it’s still a fun kit to build and younger modelers might like this due to its size. All 3 ½ sprues of light grey plastic are bagged separately as are the clear parts. You also get a nicely printed, but thick, decal sheet and a 15 page instruction book. The plastic has raised rivets and panel lines, many pin marks, a few sink marks and lots of flash. (You will too when you get this old!)