About the P-51D Mustang:
Once piloted by a young Chuck Yeager, the P-51D Mustang was designed in response to heavy losses during the Combined Bomber Offensive, a doctrine developed at the Casablanca Conference. Without adequate long-range fighter protection, casualty rates during these missions reached an unsustainable thirty percent. Developed in 1943, the Mustang could accompany long-range bombers and provide adequate protection from the German Luftwaffe.
Among Mustang pilots, the 352nd Fighter Group produced 27 fighter aces during the war. Known as the “Blue-nosed Bastards of Bodney” for their Mustang’s distinctive blue nose color scheme, these pilots flew missions during several key battles including the Invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.
- Crew: 1
- Armament: 6x .50 caliber machine guns
- Engine: Rolls Royce Merlin V-1650
- Range: 1,000 mi (1,609 km)
- Speed: 437 mph (703 km/h)
Features of the P-51D Mustang:
Outfitted with the iconic blue nose and invasion stripes, the Brickmania P-51D Mustang offers an authentic replica to the real thing. The kit has several cool features including retractable landing gear, spinning propeller, and brick-built color scheme. Included with the kit is a custom-printed American pilot minifigure, printed elements, and a high-quality sticker sheet.
- Model designed by Cody Osell
- 438 new-condition elements from LEGO®
- Full-color printed building instructions
- 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania™ kits
- Intermediate Skill Level (4–6 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.