The P-51D Mustang was built as a long-range fighter and bomber, and was the best fighter aircraft of late WWII, seeing action in other engagements as well. At the time, no other combat plane could go as far, fly as high, or go as fast as the P-51D. In 1944 the Mustang was recognized as the best single seat long range escort fighter. Over 15,000 P-51s were produced. The Big Beautiful Doll is an extremely popular aircraft as it was flown by Col John Landers, who was one of the most famous pilots to serve in the USAAF. He was one of the few pilots who was an ace in both the Pacific and European theatres. This Die-cast metal airplane model comes in 1:100 scale with plastic stand and is approximately 4 inches long with 4 1/2 inch wingspan.