North American P-51B Mustang

North American P-51B Mustang   AJ-T  ‘SHORT-FUSE SALLEE’,
356th FS. 354th FG. 9th USAAF.

North American P-51B Mustang 1/144 scale pewter limited edition aircraft model. In the early olive drab scheme. Handmade by Staples and Vine Ltd.

Scale 1:144     Wingspan 3.11″ (79 mm)
Base size 4″ (100 mm) square (No. 1)
Weight not including base 1.27 ozs (37 grams)
Total number of models produced 42

In this aircraft nicknamed SHORT-FUSE SALLEE Captain Richard E Turner scored 11 victories and downed 2 V1 flying bombs. This aircraft features the British Malcolm hood giving improved visibility. Operating mainly as a daylight bomber escort the P-51B like many other Mustangs carried innovative fuel drop tanks made of layers of paper bonded with glue.