Of all the aircraft flown in WWII and later, the P-51 Mustang holds a special place in hearts of most pilots. In keeping with the week’s Veteran’s Day theme, here are a couple of shots of this magnificent plane in action.
Strangely enough, the P-51 Mustang originated from the specifications for a new British RAF fighter. It was designed and built in only four months and the first prototype flew on October 26th 1940. The first production version for the British, the Mustang I, flew in April of 1941. The P-51 continued it’s active service role into the Korean conflict and was used by many Air Force Reserve and National Guard units for years after that.
Man, what a beauty!