Saturday Science Sessions – 3D Laser Cut Models, Part II

I finally had some time to get back to my second 3D laser cut metal model: a P-51 Mustang.

The pieces are produced by the online site Fascinations (wonders created by physicists). As per their website: ‘Our goal is to captivate the imagination and inspire wonder. Designed to illustrate many magical aspects of our world, our products will cause you to react with amazement and ask “What makes that work?” or “How is that possible?” By working with engineers, scientists, magicians and most importantly, kids young and old, Fascinations® is proud to bring you the best in truly unique toys and gifts.’

The P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, fighter and bomber used during World War II. The concept development, design, and manufacturing was all performed by North American Aviation (NAA) (the same company that America’s first female rocket scientist Mary Sherman Morgan worked for!).

This model was first flown by the Royal Air Force, with it’s first flight in 1940. The plane retired from military service 44 years later. The performance of the plane was initially enhanced via a change in engine by Rolls-Royce. While the plane was initially designed to serve in World War II, it has been flown by over 55 countries. The Mustang was used predominantly by the United Nations during he Korean War.

Check out the models below!

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