Euro Decals North American Mustangs P-51 ED-72119

North American P-51 Mustang

Decals for the Airfix release in November A05137

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force. Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation proposed the design and production of a more modern fighter. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.

  • Maximum speed: 703.30 km/h (437.01 mph)
  • Maiden flight: 26 Oct 1940
  • Length: 32.25 ft
  • Wingspan: 36.98 ft
  • Passengers: 2