Tamiya"s 1/48 scale North American P-51D Mustang is widely considered by aviation model enthusiasts as the most accurate and well-engineered scale model kit of this aircraft. This critically acclaimed aircraft kit has now been packaged together with a new 1/48 scale Military Miniature Staff Car to add another element to the models display possibilities.
When the U.S. formally entered WWII in 1941, its automobile industry was called upon by President Roosevelt to become the "Arsenal of Democracy." Detroit responded by halting new car development and changing its assembly lines to churn out tanks, planes, and other war equipment. The 4-door sedan selected for use as a military staff car was the last new car model available
until the end of hostilities in 1945. It featured distinctive "suicide" rear doors, V8 engine, and had a fuel-fired heater in the passenger compartment.
Combination set containing 1/48 scale assembly kit models of the North American P-51D Mustang and staff car.
Existing P-51D kit (ITEM 61089) parts used, with brand new sprues included for pilot figure and fuel tanks, as well as 3 types of new markings.
The staff car is the first of its kind in this scale, and the new moldings accurately reproduce its rounded body and distinctive bulbous fenders.
Staff car also features die-cast chassis to give it an additional sense of volume.