P-51

The legendary P-51 "Mustang" is used for fly-bys and static displays at air shows throughout the southeast. These aircraft are restored and amoung the finest examples of thier kind in the country.

The P-51D Mustang was our premier air superiority fighter in WWII. Developed in only 120 days by North American Aviation to fulfill a British Contract, the P-51, with the addition of the super charged Packard-built Rolls Royce V-1650 engine evolved into the finest piston engine wartime fighter. It had a top speed of over 500 mph and a ceiling over 40,000 feet. The Mustang's 8 hour range and 6 Browning 50 caliber machine guns made it a leathal long-range bomber escort.

See also, Another P-51.

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