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North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang
Balsa and fiberglass model of a U.S. Army Air Forces North American P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft in an overall silver color scheme with red empennage. Model is painted to represent "Miss Pelt" of the 332nd Fighter Group. Built as an exhibit model from the SIG flying model kit. 1/8 Scale. 1982.
North American P-51D Mustang Miss Pelt, 1/8 scale
This large scale model of the P-51 in which Tuskegee Airmen Clarence “Lucky” Lester scored three victories on a single mission was built up from a radio control flying model kit.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.