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Type Fighter
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Distribution 0232 of 1260

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 P-51D-5 44-13303 - Maj. James Goodson, 336th FS/4th FG, Debden, Essex, 1944
Aviation Archive. This is another silver Mustang from Corgi's old mold. It may be that Corgi can't update the mold without admitting that the original model design wasn't all it could have been. They had the same problem with their original Spitfire mold, with its lack of wing dihedral and simplistic landing gear. They solved the credibility problem with that mold by creating a new mold for the new Spitfire XIX (which is excellent). However, there isn't any way to duplicate that workaround with the Mustang. Corgi actually had the chance to create a new and snazzy P-51B mold a couple years ago, but for some reason weren't able to improve on their previous D effort.

Corgi tried to keep the manufacturing quality of this model up to the level of the current Hornby-controlled offerings, but there are a couple spots, one in a wheel well and another on a gear cover, where the paint was chipped off during manufacturing. Otherwise, the paint application is good, and is at least up to the level of the Matchbox Mustangs.

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