Mastercraft Collection: P-51D Mustang old crow..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.4 inches
The North American P-51D Mustang aircraft was introduced in 1942 during the World War II. A force to be reckoned with during the war, the Mustang displayed excellent speed and maneuverability, which led the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) to purchase the aircraft in large quantities. Although the war bird had difficult time taking off with its drop tank attached, the P-51 led to the victory against the Axis fighters during the Second World War. The moniker “Old Crow” was a name that earned plenty of recognition during the war. Flown by triple ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson, the Old Crow got its moniker from Anderson’s favorite whiskey of the same name. Anderson was the third leading ace pilot of the 363rd Fighter Squadron with 16_ victories. He served the military for 30 years and was a good friend of another ace pilot, Chuck Yeager. Anderson had flown the Mustang Old Crow through 116 missions without getting hit.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!