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Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
 P-51D Mustang, 'Tempus Fugit', Col. William A Daniel, 308th FS/31st FG, 15th AAF, Italy 1944
Aviation Archive. Italy - The Battle for Monte Cassino and Beyond. Can you imagine how difficult it was to get those stripes to line up on the production models? Anyway, to get the reds and yellows to stand out more as befits the unique color scheme, I increased the saturation in the pictures. This limited edition model was produced in 2004; the limited edition model in the previous update was produced in 2001. There were 5600 copies made of the 2001 Mustang, but only 2600 copies of this Mustang. That difference would probably go a long way to explain the financial problems Corgi started to run into in the middle of the first decade of this century. Lack of mass in mass production can really hurt.

Had some fun with the two "nose" pictures at the bottom; the first was shot with a blue-sky background, the second with a black-velvet background. The "pose" is exactly the same in both pictures, but the difference in the final effect is startling.
Type Fighter
Corgi item #


Distribution 0740 of 2600

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