Eduard 1/48 Tales of Iwo Jima Limited Edition

Product code: EDK11142
£37.99
Kit Features; 
  • Fine recess panel line & rivet detail
  • Eduard canopy painting mask
  • Photo etch parts included
  • 2020 boxing of the 2019 new tooled kit
  • Paint Call outs for Mr Hobby & Mission Models
  • Resin wheels & rocket racks included
  • Metal pin with emblem of the 78th Fighter Squadron included
  • Canopy open or closed option
  • 12 x marking options included - 
  1. P-51D-25, 44-73382, flown by Lt.Col. John W. Mitchell, CO of 15th FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, Summer 1945.
  2. P-51D-20 s/n 44-63483, flown by Maj. Gilmer L. Snipes, CO of 45th FS, 15th FG, 7th AF, Saipan, February 1945.
  3. P-51D-20, 44-63483, flown by Maj. Robert W. Moore, CO of 45th FS, 15th FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, August 1945.
  4. P-51D-20, 44-63420, flown by Capt. Eurich L. Bright, 47th FS, 15th FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, Summer 1945.
  5. P-51D-20, 44-63984, flown by Maj. James B. Tapp, CO of 78th FS, 15th FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, May 1945.
  6. P-51D-25, 44-73407, flown by Maj. James B. Tapp, CO of 78th FS, 15th FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, Summer 1945.
  7. P-51D-25, 44-63451, flown by Lt. Robert J. Louwers/Lt. John E. Montgomery III, 46th FS, 21st FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, July 1945.
  8. P-51D-20, 44-63733, flown by Maj. Paul W. Imig, CO of 72nd FS, 21st FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, March 1945.
  9. P-51D-25, 44-73623, flown by Maj. Harry C. Crim (later flown by Flt.Off. Theo Gruici), CO of 531st FS, 21st FG, 7th AF, Iwo Jima, July/Agust 1945.
  10. P-51D-20, 44-72570, flown by Lt. Ralph S. Gardner/2nd Lt. Chester Jatczak, 457th FS, 506th FG, 20th AF, Iwo Jima, June/July 1945.
  11. P-51D-20, 44-72576, flown by Capt. J. Baker Jr., 458th FS, 506th FG, 20th AF, Iwo Jima, July 1945.
  12. P-51D-20, 44-72587, flown by 2nd Lt. William G. Ebersole/2nd Lt. James R. Bercaw, 462nd FS, 506th FG, 40th AF, Iwo Jima, July 1945.

Operating from three runways on the island of Iwo Jima, the VLR (Very Long Range) Mustangs of the United States Army Air Forces 7th Fighter Command were able to use the extended range of the P-51 to fly to & from the mainland of Japan for escort & ground attack missions.

The 15th, 21st & 506th Fighter Groups (FG) formed this force of P-51s, often sending one hundred-plus aircraft to Japan. Fighting not only the enemy, but also enduring harsh weather issues, environmental hazards of the island, & lack of incoming intelligence & supplies, the FGs persevered & contributed a great deal to victory in the Pacific.

In addition to the 51 VLR missions to Japan, their operations also included 171 strike missions to the Bonin Islands & over 10,000 hours of Combat Air Patrol around Iwa Lima.

GTIN 8591437551194
Brand Eduard
Product Code EDK11142
Weight 0.545kg