Airfix A05138 North American P51-D Mustang (Filletless Tails), Assorted

(13 customer reviews)


Last updated on June 18, 2024 5:26 am Details


  • Being a slightly larger scale, 1: 48 allows Modelers to add those intricate details that is absent from smaller scales.
  • Primary Scheme: North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang ‘Lou IV’ flown by Colonel Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian Jr, 37 5th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, United States Air Force Station F-374 (RAF Bottisham) Cambridge, England July 1944. Scheme 2: North America P-51D-5-NA Mustang Aircraft flown by Major George Earl Preddy Jr, 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, United States Air Force, RAF Bodney, Norfolk, England August 6th, 1994.
  • Skill Level: 2. Dimensions of Completed Kit: Length 205mm x Width 236mm. Number of Pieces: 139.
  • Painting and assembly required. Paints and glue need to be purchased separately.
  • Humbrol paints needed to complete the plane liveries are listed on the outside of the box.

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Additional information

Product Dimensions

15 x 8 x 2 inches

Item Weight

10.9 ounces

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Release date

February 18, 2020



13 reviews for Airfix A05138 North American P51-D Mustang (Filletless Tails), Assorted

  1. David W. Sego

    This model was OK to put together. Parts fit correctly and with little experience was fun to build.

  2. reddevil

    great model to build

  3. JerryG

    Package was in good condition, came in padded bag. Looked great until i started going over parts, there are no canopy parts. According to instructions there should be two clear canopy parts. Of course i will contact Amazon to see if they can get them for me, otherwise i will send whole thing back. Another issue I guess i wasn’t doing the math in my head because i didn’t think about 1/48 being pretty small for a WW2 model fighter plane. It is a very small model with lots of tiny parts. Okay for skilled builder but probably difficult for younger builders. NOTE Amazon came through quickly, I received a new package with all the parts on Sunday that was just two days later. I just have to return the original shipment by October but can drop it off at a UPS store as is no repacking necessary. I have changed my star rating.

  4. Robert Ramsbacher

    Kit was missing the G spruce which holds the filletless tail parts. Requested parts from Airfix. Last Airfix kit I bought was a out 35 years ago. It was missing the propeller. It took months to receive the replacement propeller. I wonder if they have improved at all.

  5. william shorthouse

    Great model to build, this airplane really looks the part, also good model to paint in various guises.👍👍

  6. john

    Figure s look cheap

  7. Washington Viewer

    The Airfix A05138 P51-D Mustang kit provides an exceptionally detailed kit at 1:48 scale, with two livery options. Airfix’s molds are uncommonly clean and detailed. The parts contained negligible excess sprue plastic and no casting defects. From an engineering perspective, the kit leaves a bit to be desired. Assembled correctly, the kit will require significant sanding and filler to make a seamless aircraft. Affixing the wing assembly to the fuselage was particularly challenging. This is a minor grumble for experienced modelers, though may be an impediment to progress for newcomers. I wouldn’t recommend this as a “first model.” The kit also contains options to assemble the landing gear extended or retracted, for inflight or ground displays. Overall, a worthwhile purchase with a few caveats.

  8. ti-dam

    Très bon modèle mais un peu dispendieux.

  9. Gaby A.

    My son absolutely loved putting it together

  10. Bryan

    Have not started on model yet, that’s why only 4 stars.
    But so far so good, arrived in a timely fashion and in good shape.

  11. Pooh

    Model was slightly difficult to assemble however a vital part on the tail was missing from the parts thereby making the completion impossible. Plan to contact the company to see if they can send that part. Some parts were very small, difficult to assemble and breaking in the assembly. Also there was two different ways to assemble; should only be one.

  12. Smokeymike

    Good detailed model of the P-51. Parts fit together well – better than most kits.

  13. Alan S Toon

    Excellent detail, accuracy, and quality. The instructions are thorough, and include painting guides to two famous P-51’s. Parts are included for early and late tail sections as well as three different canopies. Decals are by Cartograph and are of the usual quality by that company.
    However, Amazon needs to stop shipping model kits in just the mailing envelope. My kit box was crunched on one side…but the model was fine.
    This model is better than the 25 year old Tamiya and is as good as the Meng. I do not know about the Eduard kit…

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