Originally developed to fulfill a British requirement for new fighter aircraft, the unmistakable North American P-51 Mustang famously went from drawing board to first flight in just 178 days. It went on to become one of the most famous and successful aircraft of the Second World War. Transformed by the addition of Rolls Royce’s legendary Merlin engine, the Mustang went from strength to strength and was eventually developed into several variants. The P-51D introduced a number of improvements in response to combat experience, including a cut-down rear fuselage and bubble canopy and an increase in the number of 0.5-inch machine guns from four to six. Over 8000 P-51Ds were produced, more than any other Mustang variant.
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- 308 FS, 31 FG 44-15459 (Capt. John Voll)
- 356 FS, 354 FG, 9 AF 44-15622 (Capt. Richard Turner)