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North American P-51D Mustang Fighter Aircraft "Lt. Col. McComas 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 23rd Fighter Group China" (1945) United States Army Air Force "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master


Product Description

  • Brand new 1/48 scale diecast model of North American P-51D Mustang Fighter Aircraft "Lt. Col. McComas, 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group, China" (1945) United States Army Air Force "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes pilot figure.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 8, Wingspan- 9.25 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

Lt. Col. McComas, flying the P-51D Mustang, served with distinction in the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II. Stationed in China in January 1945, Lt. Col. McComas and his squadron played a crucial role in providing aerial reconnaissance support for Allied forces in the Pacific Theater. Operating from forward airfields in China, they conducted reconnaissance missions deep into enemy territory, gathering vital intelligence on enemy troop movements, installations, and supply lines.
During their deployment in China, Lt. Col. McComas and the 118th TRS faced significant challenges, including adverse weather conditions, rugged terrain, and determined enemy resistance. Despite these obstacles, they remained undeterred in their mission to gather intelligence and support Allied operations in the region. Lt. Col. McComas' leadership and the combat prowess of the P-51D Mustang enabled the squadron to effectively carry out their reconnaissance duties, contributing to the success of Allied campaigns in the Pacific.
One of the notable conflicts in which Lt. Col. McComas and his P-51D Mustang were involved was the campaign to retake Burma from Japanese forces. Operating from bases in China, they provided reconnaissance support for Allied ground forces as they advanced through the challenging terrain of Burma. Their aerial intelligence-gathering efforts helped Allied commanders make informed decisions and gain the upper hand against the Japanese forces, ultimately leading to the liberation of Burma and the defeat of the Axis powers in the region.
This meticulously crafted 1:48 scale model g pays tribute to the brave pilots and crews of the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron who served in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. With authentic markings and precise detailing, this replica captures the spirit of their daring reconnaissance missions and honors their contributions to the Allied victory in the Pacific. Aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike will appreciate the opportunity to own a piece of World War II history with this exceptional scale model of the iconic P-51D Mustang.

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