Bronco News December 2019...
...2 New Kits due for release from Bronco Models
News of two new kits set to come from Bronco Models. Both are Chinese military subjects. The first is a 1/48 scale model of the P-51 Mustang in Chinese service, while the second is a 1/350 scale model of a modern Chinese Type 055 Destroyer.
We have no notes from them on the Destroyer kit, but for the P-51 Mustang, their notes tell us -
FB4010 PLA P-51D/K Mustang (1949 Parade)
The P-51 "Mustang" was a fighter developed by the US North American company for the United Kingdom in 1940 to replace the original P-40 aircraft requested in the UK.
On October 26, 1940, the P-51 prototype was first tested, and the factory code was NA-73, alias " Mustang" In November 1941, the first P-51 aircraft was handed over to the Royal Air Force. In the latter part of the Second World War, the P-51 aircraft was used extensively in the battlefield of Europe and Asia. The P-51 is available in a variety of variants, as well as a "Double Mustang" aircraft spliced from two "Mustang" aircraft, numbered XP-82.
The " Mustang " aircraft has a simple shape and superior performance. It is the most powerful propeller fighter in the Second World War. Its wings are laminar airfoil. The laminar airfoil was the latest pneumatic research result at that time, and the drag coefficient was very small, which could greatly improve the flight speed of the aircraft. Some P-51 modified the maximum flat flying speed of 764 kilometers. The later P-51 aircraft was equipped with a sub-tank, which improved the voyage and took off from the European base. It could escort the bomber all the way to Berlin, the capital of the fascist Germany.
At the end of the Anti-Japanese War, the United States provided more than 150 P-51 aircraft of various types, such as C, D and K, to the Chinese Kuomintang Air Force under the Leasing Act. During the Liberation War, a number of P-51 aircraft were seized by the Chinese People's Liberation Army or by the insurgents. On August 15, 1949, these aircraft were the main squadrons of our army.
On October 1, 1949, at the founding ceremony of the New China, nine P-51 aircraft participated in the formation flight.
Thanks to Bronco Models for the news, and for the pictures of the box art, poster and computer images.