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 P-51
 Mustang
     
The preeminent WW II allied fighter aircraft, the P-51 Mustang made air combat and bomber escort history. Find here one of the most comprehensive Mustang resources on the Web!
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HISTORY    SPECIFICATIONS    DETAILS    ADVENTURE    DRAWINGS    SIDE VIEWS

A Mustang Pilot's Combat Adventure
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In this heart-pounding account taken from the April 2001 issue, Mustang pilot John Oliphint describes his deadstick dive to bomb an enemy train. It offers an incredible look into the mind of a young, trained-to-kill WW II fighter pilot.

History of the Mustang
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Explore Bert Kinzey's enlightening analysis of the creation and development of the North American P-51 Mustang, from the NA-73 prototype to the P-51D to the P/F-82 Twin Mustangwith a generous selection of period color photos and accurate historical information. Several commonly-held myths about the Mustang are debunked.

Mustang Specifications Chart
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This section offers a detailed chart comparing the technical specifications of six Mustang variantsincluding top speed, range, engine type and power, weight, range and armament.

P-51D Details Photo-Essay
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A close-up photographic look at the features of the P-51Dincluding wings, fuselage, tail, canopoy, engine, cockpit and guns; some in color. Click images to enlarge.


Mustang Drawings
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A generous selection of four- and five-view drawings of each major Mustang variantincluding notes about installed equipment, features and other data of interest to enthusiasts and scale modelers.

Unless otherwise noted, text and photos in this section were excerpted from Bert Kinzey's P-51 Mustang In Detail & Scale volumes, published by Squadron/Signal. Click here for more information on these excellent Mustang resources.
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