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New Review: Airfix 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang A05131

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Intro: This is one of The New Airfix 1:48 scale Releases on the Heels of their 1/72 scale release.  Compared to Legacy Airfix, this kit is cleanly molded with great detail and amazing fit. There are some different Approaches to the moldings and how the kit fits together I will highlight those in the Review.  Some will complain about the panel lines. But that is opinion and they can be filled and sanded. 

 

Background :  We can thank North American Aviation for proposing to the British a more modern aircraft design.  The Brits wanted someone to build P40s.  The prototype appeared 102 days after contract signing.  Initially fitted with an Allison engine, it suffered from poor high altitude performance.  Once fitted with the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine the design came into its own as a world beater.  The rest is the history we all know. 

 

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