Diecast Collecting of Mustangs
Since I began collecting diecast models, I focus primarily on the Mustang. I now have 70 different models with different markings/liveries. My goal in collecting is to have one from every fighter group in the USAAF/USAF, and those used by other countries.
(I have a French and a Philippines and a few ROK and Korea, like the RAAF.) [I do have some "doubles," say two or three from a particular group.]
I am keeping up, but diecast companies have slighted quite a few groups, for some reason. Perhaps "unpopularity"? Of course the Bluenosers and the 357th have their share.
BUT THERE IS NO MODEL from the 506th, AMONG OTHERS.
I am awaiting one from the 359th, and one from the 1ACC/ACG. That is all I can foresee for this entire next year.
These remain to be had: 2ACG, 8thPRG, 20th FG, 21st FG, 27th FG, 67-68-69 TRG, 86th F-BG, 339th FG, 506th FG, CACW, (3rd, 5th, 11th), 1st Scouting Group, RCAF, SAAF, RNAZAF.
If I have missed any models you know about, please let me know
"Arguably, the Mustang was the best [single-engine] fighter plane that ever flew...."