The Allison engine powered P-51A Apache, was derived from the original RAF Mustang 1 ground attack and photo reconnaissance aircraft. Long before anyone had even heard of a Mustang, the plan to put a Rolls Royce Merlin engine into the airframe had started. The Merlin was powering some of the best warplanes in England; the Hurricane, Spitfire and the Avro Lancaster bomber. To develop a new engine for the P-51 would take considerable time, which the allies did not have.
In September 1940, the Packard Motor Company of the U.S. began license production of the Merlin V-1650-1 engine in Detroit, Michigan. With a new supercharger drive, a new V-1650-3 was mated to the first P-51B. Both the U.S. and England started the Merlin engine modification idea almost simultaneously. 10 airframes were modified in the U.S. with the Merlin and these became the basis for the most successful fighter series of the war.
Flying for the first time on 30 November 1942, the XP-51B was soon modified with a larger coolant radiator scoop, which actually increased its top speed by 50mph and gave it a higher ceiling by 10,000 ft. The addition of an 85 gallon fuel tank behind the seat increased the P-51B's already excellent range, and it could now escort the bombers all the way to the target and back. P-51B Mustangs began arriving in England in September 1943 with the first Mustangs going to the 3354th fighter group at Boxted, England, and ended the war with the most air to air victories. A total of 3788 P-51B's were produced.
1/48 Scale Aircraft. Tamiya have produced an extensive range of interesting assembly kits in this category. Items include: Second World War propeller driven aircraft right through to modern fighter jets and take account of some of the most famous and historically significant aircraft from the past 70 years.
This international standard scale allows Tamiya to faithfully reproduce aircraft with incredible levels detail and accuracy.
Tamiya has kept the number of highly detailed component parts to a reasonable number allowing the 1/48 series to be enjoyed by both experienced and first time modellers.
As with all Tamiya items, instructions are clear and concise, which allows the modeller to build a 1/48 scale aircraft with ease.
Tamiya’s range of paints and modelling tools are available to allow these models to be finished to a high standard.
Tamiya release new items to this series on a regular basis and also produce a complimentary 1/48 military range that includes figures, accessories and vehicles, making the 1/48 Aircraft Series ideal for producing dioramas or building an model aircraft collection.
UK Mainland Orders
Standard - Royal Mail 24/ DPD -£2.99
Express - Priority DPD 24 - £4.99
Please note: We will try our hardest to send all orders the same day, however its possible that your order may not leave us until the next working da
Standard Delivery - We use DPD and Royal Mail 24 for all UK Orders. Generally orders up to £85 in value will be sent via Royal Mail 24, orders over the value of £85 will be sent via DPD.
In the occasional instance where an order below the value of £85 exceeds the size and weight dimensions for Royal mail it will automatically upgraded to DPD 24.
Express Delivery - All Express orders will be treated with priority and will be sent via DPD 24 regardless of size and value.
Please watch the Video below to see the fantastic benefits of using DPD and their predict tracking service. To make the most of this service please make sure you give us a valid Email address and/or Mobile Telephone number.
We will endeavour to send your order the same day or next working day at the very latest. If your order is being sent via DPD you will receive several SMS/Email throughout the delivery process, including an accurate delivery slot on the day of delivery. Please note that you will be required to sign for a DPD delivery.
Europe & Rest of the World
For Europe and the Rest of the World we only have one delivery service available, we are not able to offer an Express option. Your Parcel will be sent by Airmail/DPD Courier depending on the value, size and weight of your order.
£0.01 - £37.99
£38 - £44.99
£0.01 - £37.99
£38 - £44.99
Europe 1 (3-7 Days)
Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, Netherlands
Czech Rep. Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Malta, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland
World 1 (7-10 Days)
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, United States of America
World 2 (7-10 Days)
Andorra, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia& Herzgo, China, Croatia, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia,
Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico Monaco, Oman, Saudi, Arabia,
Singapore, South, Africa, Sri, Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
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Jadlam Racing Models is one of the UK's leading LEGO Toy Suppliers. It helps that all of our staff have played with LEGO Sets as a child, so now have a passion for the product (especially LEGO Technic). Each time new products are launched its literally a scramble to get our hands on one!
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LEGO have several lines which I am sure will be produced forever as they have such a cult following and developed every year - LEGO City & LEGO Starwars to name a couple.