- A limited number of ESM P-51B TUSKEGEE AIRMAN models will be available in the incoming late September container. We are offering VQ WARBIRDS PILOTS the opportunity to pre-order this TUSKEGEE P-51B. Please understand that as of today Aug 28, 2015 the container has left the chinese port and is headed to Texas, USA. It will take approx 25 days to arrive plus an extra 5-12 days to clear US CUSTOMS. Please note that we cannot control the EXACT DATE of arrival. Do understand that all PRE-ORDERS get shipped first and regular orders may not commence on this item if it is sold out prior to ship arriving.
- Please DO NOT order any other items, including spare parts or accessories with your ESM P-51B TUSKEGEE AIRMAN pre-order as these items will not ship until after the plane is released.
- Our payment system does not allow delayed billing, therefore, you will be billed for the price of the airplane when you place your pre-order.
ESM P-51B MUSTANG History:
The original Mustangs used an Allison engine which quickly was recognized as being not up to the task of escorting long range bombers, intercepting and tangling with the AXIS Fighters. The British suggested using a Rolls Royce Merlin 61 engine, whcih would drastically improve the aircraft's high altitude performance. When this proved a successful variant it was designated the P-51B and put into full scale production. With the new engine and the improved high altitude performance, and especially the more efficient fuel economy, the aircraft proved capable of providing long range escort for allied bombers. This was especially true after the introduction of drop tanks. It entered full service in October of 1943, and its ascendence as an escort fighter was the catalyst for an incredible reduction in the attrition rates of allied daylight bombing raids.
-All composite fuselage construction, with built up wings and surfaces.
-All scale details molded into the fiberglass parts, including panel lines and rivets.
-Factory painted to scale, and pre-applied decals, covered with clear coat. Wing Covered painted, minimal decals applied and clear coated. The aircraft has a beautiful flat, non-glossy finish. This is superior to glossy covering materials.
-All hardware included (screws, rods, fuel tanks etc...)
-AVAILABLE ESM electric RETRACTS with oleo struts and alloy wheels or choose from the SIERRA PRECISION RETRACTS w/ Oleos struts.
-Illustrated instruction manual included.
Now, you too can fly a scale model of a TUSKEGEE AIRMAN P-51B, available in this ESM limited edition model, with composite fuselage, built up sheeted wing, covered in film, painted to match. OPTIONAL Retractable Gear, Alloy wheels, Oleo struts available!
Wing Span: Approx 71"
Weight: Approx 13.5lbs
Radio: 6 channel radio 9 servos
Engine: 1.20-1.50 4-Stroke or 26CC gas
* Does not include: radio, retracts, motor, glue, and fuel line
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