The P-51D Mustang had the range and performance to operate deep into enemy territory, and was available in such large numbers that it helped achieve air supremacy over Germany, even when faced with the Luftwaffe’s new jet and rocket fighters. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2/AN Browning machine guns.
Brian Taylor’s two-sheet P-51D Mustang plan builds into a 1:6.4 scale, 69” wingspan replica of this classic American fighter of WWII. The model is of conventional all-wood construction, but moulded accessories are available, along with a laser cut wood pack. The Mustang is designed to be powered by two-stroke or four-stroke engines, but experienced modellers should be able to convert it to electric power (details not supplied, so please send us information if you make a successful EP version!) It is not suitable for beginners, either to plan building or model flying.