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Everyone likes the amazing P-51 warbird and wants to collect one. While there are a number of the P-51's on the market, FMS is the first to offer the P-51-B Mustang. This is the first P51-B version available in the market made from EPO foam. The FMS 1400 mm wingspan P-51B Mustang expertly captures the look and feel of this landmark WWII fighter. With it's a scale outline so faithful to form, it is practically indistinguishable from the real thing. Every detail has been pushed to the limits with features like scale speed full function flaps, and electric retracts. You can push the scale realism even further by applying the maintenance markings, or hanging on the drop tanks that come with the kit. When you are done, you will have a competition-level scale Mustang that will make every flight unforgettable. If you are or not a collector of P-51's, the P51-B is one that you cannot miss.
The P-51B Mustang was the first Mustang to match North Americans sleek airframe with the awesome power of a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. It was this Mustang that gave the Allies their first truly capable bomber escort and Luftwaffe pilots their first taste of things to come. The P-51B is a single engine, low wing, long range fighter. Its long range makes it ideal for escort purposes, and its performance as a fighter aircraft is better or at least equal to that of any enemy fighter that might be encountered. The rate of climb was good and the high speed in level flight was exceptionally good at all altitudes, from sea level to 40,000 feet.
The airplane is very maneuverable with good controllability at indicated speeds to 400 MPH. The stability about all axes is good and the rate of roll is excellent, however, the radius of turn is fairly large for a fighter. The cockpit layout is excellent, but visibility is poor on the ground and only fair in level flight. The "Razorback" Merlin Mustangs P-51B and P-51C remained in service until the end of the war.
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