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F-51 Mustang.Units of the Korean War 1/32 Scale Decals Print Scale 32-029

Theme: Decals

Era : 1939-1945 WWII

Scale : 1/32

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The North American P-51 Mustang was an American single-seat long-range fighter aircraft during World War II.
The aircraft was designed and manufactured by North American by order of the British government in the shortest possible time. The first NA-73X prototype flew on October 26, 1940, just 117 days after the order for its production was placed. One of the aircraft's distinguishing features was the pioneering NAA/NACA 45-100 laminar wing airfoil developed by North American Aviation with NACA based on the NACA 6-series airfoils, which promised a significant reduction in drag coefficient at high airspeed.
Early modifications of the aircraft were powered by the Allison V-1710 engine, which provided excellent performance at low altitude, but was completely unsuitable for flights at altitudes above 4600 meters.
In April 1942, according to the results of tests by British testers, the high-altitude characteristics of the fighter were found to be unsatisfactory, and the question arose of replacing it with another model. But the experts were so impressed with its maneuverability and speed at low altitudes that they decided to invite specialists from Rolls-Royce for further consultations. As a result of this cooperation, the aircraft was, in the future, equipped with a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and its American equivalent, the Packard V-1650. Replacing the engine made it possible to significantly improve the high-altitude characteristics of the fighter, while retaining all its advantages when flying at low altitude.