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32228 Corgi   P-51D Mustang - 4th FG, 336th FS, Goodson, USAAF (1260 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive US32228: North American P-51D Mustang of the 4th FG, 336th FS, as flown by ace pilot James Goodson based at RAF Debden, Essex in June 1944. Limited edition of only 1,260 pieces.

Having seen action with the RAF's No. 133 Sqn. (which later became the 336th FS) prior to the establishment of the 4th FG in September 1942, Goodson was one of the most experienced and highest-scoring American pilots in the ETO on the morning of D-Day, June 6th 1944. He had claimed 15 strafing kills and 14 aerial victories by the time he fell to flak in this very Mustang while strafing the German airfield at Neubrandenberg on June 20, 1944. CO of the 336th FS at the time of his demise, Goodson spent the rest of the war as a POW.

Designed to meet an RAF requirement for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-51 Mustang was first flown on October 26th, 1940. This versatile aircraft was capable of escorting bombers on long-range missions, engaging in dogfights, and dropping down to destroy German targets on the ground. At least eight versions of the P-51 were produced, but it was the definitive P-51D that gave the Mustang its classic warbird appearance. Britain and the US both tested the airframe with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, which gave the aircraft tremendous performance gains. The Truman Senate War Investigating Committee called the Mustang "the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence."
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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