P-51B Mustang

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

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

7 months ago

The story of Bill Overstreet’s P-51B Berlin Express, the Mustang that flew under the Eiffel Tower in hot pursuit of a Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109

The P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express” achieved legendary status in an epic World War II dogfight in Paris in 1944, piloted… Read More

11 months ago

The Death of Hauptmann Eduard Tratt, the highest-scoring Zerstörer ace of World War II

His death signaled the end of the Luftwaffe’s ability to use the heavily armed twin-engine Me 110G and Me 410s… 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

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

2 years ago

Remembering the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, USAAF’s most disastrous air battle to date.

Although the raid caused heavy damage at both factories, 60 of the 376 bombers—about 1 in 6 of those dispatched—were… Read More

3 years ago

The story of James Howard, the P-51 Mustang pilot who fought alone, for 30 minutes against Luftwaffe fighters to protect B-17 bombers egressing from skies over Germany

Howard engaged the enemy for 30 minutes while flying above the target area, downing three and damaging a fourth to… Read More

4 years ago

Norden Bombsight, Formation Bombing and Lead Crews: How American B-17 Bombers Hoped to Achieve Air Superiority during Long-Range Daylight Precision Bombings over Germany

In 1943, the Eighth Air Force's top priority was to destroy the Luftwaffe and its factories, and their B-17s were… Read More

4 years ago

A Quick Look at the Heinkel He 280, the World’s First Jet Fighter that Never Entered Service

Although failing to reach production status after losing out to the more aerodynamically advanced Me 262, the Heinkel He 280… Read More

4 years ago

LEGENDARY P-51B MUSTANG THAT FLEW UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER TO PERFORM IN ENGLAND WITH F-22 RAPTOR

The P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express” will make a historic transatlantic flight from the U.S. to England The P-51B Mustang "Berlin… Read More

7 years ago