P-51 Mustang (oz37)


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P-51 Mustang. Scale model WWII fighter, for rubber power.

Quote: "The US Army's P-51 gained its first real popularity in the Royal Air Force as the 'Mustang,' a medium and low altitude fighter. It is also used for reconnaissance duties and ground strafing. This plane has been called the 'airplane without a mistake' because it went from the design to production without changes. Its clean, low lines give it a speed in excess of 400 mph.

Armament is probably six .50 cal machine guns, two in the nose of fuselage, and four in the wings. Power is supplied by an Allison or Merlin engine. Span is 37 ft 5/16 in, length 32 ft 2-5/8 in.

Although coloring varies depending on where the plane is used, a good scheme is 'sand and spinach' colors in camouflaged pattern on top and light gray on the bottom."

Update 23/10/2021: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Hubert.

Quote: "Hi Steve, please find attached an alternative version of the mentioned plan. It contains additional instructions and also the box art. B/R Hubert"

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Greetings, This plan is listed as a P-51B. This is incorrect. The plan says simply P-51, and clearly shows an Allison powered variant. The P-51B was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin, and had and had a different engine cowling and radiator duct. Take care.
James Hickman - 19/08/2020
Fair point. Ok, have renamed this to P-51. Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 19/08/2020
Once upon a time, long ago, Mustangs filled the skies. There were even a few of them that called the local municipal airfield home when I was a young boy. I swear that I could tell when one of them was airborne merely by the sound. There’s nothing quite like the smooth distinct roar of a Merlin engine.
Of course everyone knows the story of the Mustang’s origin…American industrial power and British ingenuity. The RAF was in need of additional P-40’s for North Africa…which the War Department wanted North American Aviation to construct. Instead, NAA proposed the Apache (P-51A) using the P-40’s Allison engine. The British took it home, installed a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, christened the new wonder-aircraft MUSTANG, and thusly was created the greatest fighter aircraft of all time. The Americans said, “Ah yes,” installed license-built Packard Merlin engines in all subsequent P-51’s, and you know the rest of the story.
I present to you Comet’s North American P-51A (oz37) metamorphosed into the renowned P-51B Mustang, complete with Merlin engine. The plan is a beginning…the remainder is within your imagination [main pic, 003-006]. Last photo is the same plan enlarged to 34-inch wingspan…and beefed-up accordingly [007]. The young lad (my youngest son) holding the model is now 40 years old! Yes, his mother color-coordinated his outfit for that picture. Only a mother could be that meticulous.
Thank you, Steve and Mary, for so many beautiful plans as well as a wealth of inspiration.
Neal Green - 06/10/2020
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