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P-51D Mustang "Old Crow" signed by Bud Anderson
Handcarved Mahogany Wood Model
Wing Span: 18.25"
Plane Type: P-51 Mustang
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft, and one of the most effective planes in WWII. The P51 Mustang gave the bombers of the US 8th Air Force the fighter cover it so desperately needed over occupied Europe and, therefore, greatly assisted the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany in World War II. The P51 Mustang had an astonishing success rate; its ratio for kills to losses was said to have been 19 kills for every 1 Mustang lost. The P51 Mustang is credited with the destruction of 4,950 German planes (more than any other Allied fighter) and some of these kills included the jet powered Me-262. Such was the success of the Mustang, that the Senate War Investigating Committee set up by Harry Truman in 1944, called it "the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence."
This specific P-51 Mustang is painted as "Old Crow," Col. Clarence "Bud" Anderson's plane. Anderson was a Triple Ace fighter pilot and fearless experimental test pilot, who flew 116 combat missions during WWII, destroying 16 1/4 enemy aircraft in the air and another on the ground. During his career, he flew over 100 types of aircraft, and logged over 7,000 hours. Anderson was once described him as a "mongoose...the best fighter pilot I ever saw." This model is personally signed by Bud Anderson.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Col. Clarence "Bud" Anderson, Pilot of "Old Crow"
PLANE JUNKIE - P-51D Mustang "Old Crow" signed by Bud Anderson (P-51 Mustang)