BY FRANK LUISI PHOTOS BY JOHN REID
P-51B MUSTANG ARF
One of history’s most famous Mustangs is now a great-looking ARF
THE LEGACY OF the North American Aviation P-51B is given to us in the form of a
nicely done ARF from Sig Mfg. The model is
one of the most famous P-51B aircraft flown
during WW II, the Shangri-La. This plane
was flown by ace Don Gentile in the 4th
Fighter Group, who made 30 kills in 1944.
The last flight of the Shangri-La was April
13, 1944, when Gentile was returning from
his last mission. Just before going home
stateside, he made a very low pass for the
press and cameras and struck the prop on
the ground crashing the Shangri-La.
The Sig P-51B model is built using balsa
and plywood construction with a covering
of Sig Aerokote. The scale model comes
equipped with retracts, flaps, a big red spinner and a very complete hardware package.
The scale look of the finished model is outstanding and has the sleek and graceful
lines of a fighter. Adding to the scale detail
The landing gear in the down position. The retracts
are included with the kit and add clean lines to the
plane in flight.
RADIO REQ’D 6-channel w/eight servos
■ Great looking on the ground or in
■ Smooth and stable flyer
■ Easy assembly and fit
■ Good-quality assembly manual
The Shangri-La coming in
for the first landing.