P-51 Mustang

The real secret behind P-51B/C/D Mustang range

The real secret behind P-51B/C/D Mustang range

The P-51 Mustang Controlling the air proved key to controlling the ground. The long-range P-51 Mustang fighter was invaluable to… Read More

3 months ago

The “Seahorse:” the P-51D Carrier Testing and why the Mustang was found unsuited for service aboard US Navy flat tops

A modern aircraft carrier By the 1920s, the quest for a modern aircraft carrier was underway in three powerful countries,… Read More

4 months ago

When Allied POWs at Stalag Luft III saw a Me 262 flying above the camp were so shocked they feared Germany could still win War World II

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Nicknamed Schwalbe (Swallow), the Messerschmitt Me 262 surpassed the performance of every other World War II… Read More

6 months ago

US Naval Aviator explains why in air to air combat a P-51 Mustang would toast an F-117 Nighthawk everyday

The F-117 Nighthawk The F-117 is the world’s first operational stealth aircraft. The Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack… Read More

7 months ago

Mustang Vs Mustang: here’s why Pilots Preferred the P-51B/C “Razorback” while the Brass Preferred the P-51D “Bubbletop”

Between the P-51B/C ”Razorback” or the long-ranged P-51D, the P-51B Razorback was faster and flew straighter/smoother with the smooth-back fuselage… Read More

11 months ago

USAAF P-51 Mustang pilots tell the story of when they shot down a flight of Mistel combinations on their way to attack the Royal Navy’s home fleet at Scapa Flow

The three combinations shot down on Feb. 3 had been on their way to participate in Operation Dragon’s Lair, a… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Me 163 Komet Rocket fighters that defended the Leuna chemical complex during the USAAF’s Oil Campaign

The first Me 163 Komet rocket-fighter squadron was based at Brandis in order to protect the vital Leuna chemical complex.… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Major George E. Preddy, the most successful P-51 Mustang Pilot of all time that was Killed In Action in a Tragic Case of Friendly Fire on Christmas Day 1944

With a final official score of 26.833 aerial victories, Major George E. Preddy remains the most successful P-51 Mustang pilot… Read More

2 years ago

P-47 Thunderbolt Vs P-51B Mustang Vs P-51D Mustang: a comparison between USAAF’s Best Single Engine Fighters

The P-47 began the destruction of the Luftwaffe, the P-51D would complete the job. But without the P-51B air war… Read More

2 years ago

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, Legendary Member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has passed away

Retired Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, a legendary member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has passed away at the age of 102… Read More

2 years ago

Lightning Vs Spitfire: why the iconic Mach 2 interceptor struggled to win mock dogfights against the legendary WWII plane during the trial flights conducted by the RAF between the two types

“We did find that the piston-engined fighter presented a very poor target to infra-red homing missiles, especially from the rear… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s the real secret behind P-51B/C/D Mustang’s range

Possessing excellent range and maneuverability, the P-51 Mustang operated primarily as a long-range escort fighter. The P-51 Mustang was among… Read More

3 years ago

Spitfire Vs P-51 Mustang: which was the better Merlin-engined fighter?

Both the Spitfire and the P-51 Mustang, two of the best fighters of World War II, were powered by the… Read More

3 years ago

During WWII Axis pilots tested captured Allied aircraft: they deemed the Spitfire a miserable fighter, the LaGG–3 poorly maneuverable and the P-51 disconcerting

‘The Spitfire handles well, is light on the controls, faultless in the turn and has a performance approaching that of… Read More

3 years ago

USAF Recruiting Service unveils Tuskegee Airmen’s P-51 Mustang paint scheme for Indy 500, NASCAR races

The paint scheme is inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen’s P-51 Mustang used during World War II. The iconic red tail… Read More

3 years ago