Autographed P-51D Mustang Old Crow Executive Display Model
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Own a coveted executive display model of a P-51D Mustang Old Crow. Handcrafted from solid mahogany, this P-51D Mustang Old Crow Executive Display Model is signed (on the plaque of the wooden display stand) by World War II triple ace fighter pilot and veteran experimental test pilot. From November 1943 through January 1945, Colonel Anderson served two combat tours. Flying the P-51 Mustang as escort to heavy bombers over Europe, he completed 116 combat missions and destroyed over 16 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and on the ground. Colonel Anderson flew the P-51 Old Crow while assigned to the 375th Fighter Group “Yoxford Boys,” 8th Air Force, Leiston Field, United Kingdom. The leading ace of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, Colonel Anderson was decorated 25 times, including Legion of Merits, Distinguished Flying Crosses and the Bronze Star. An exceptional gift for CEOs, senior managers, pilots or aviation enthusiasts. Scale 1:24. Ages 14 and up. 13.5"h x 16.25"l. x 19"w.
Many people consider the P-51 Mustang the best fighter of World War II. Its combination of speed, range, maneuverability and firepower gave it great versatility. Its use in all major theaters of the war included long-range, high-altitude escort, strafing and photo reconnaissance. Originally developed by North American for the British, the Mustang was later ordered in large quantities by the U.S. Army Air Forces. A U.S. Air Force P-51D is on display in the World War II Aviation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. One of the world’s finest collections of model aircraft and spacecraft is housed in the National Air and Space Museum.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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