The North American P-51 Mustang had a humble genesis as a British request for single engine escort fighters but became, arguably, World War II's most important fighter aircraft. It had incredible endurance, fantastic maneuverability and excellent high-altitude performance, and served throughout World War II and beyond. This aircraft is one that holds a great deal of interest for many modelers around the world. This book takes the modeler from the aircraft's beginnings to the ultimate manifestation of this elegant and deadly bird, the F-82 G/H Twin Mustang. Special attention is paid to painting both both interiors and exteriors, with a wide range of different schemes used.
Stan Spooner owns and runs a graphic design and advertising firm in Southern California. He has been an active modeller since childhood and has been widely published in magazines and on the internet. This is his first book for Osprey. The author lives in Ladera Ranch, California.