P-51D 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 weeks 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

2 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

8 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

10 months ago

Thanks Luftwaffe: that time a P-51D Pilot left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a German FW 190

P-51D pilot Bruce Ward Carr A highly decorated US Air Force (USAF) colonel, Bruce Ward Carr (Jan. 28, 1924 –… 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

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

The Boeing YB-40: how the B-17F strategic bomber was turned into a four-engined escort fighter

The YB-40 could carry nearly triple the amount of ammunition - 11,200 rounds as compared to 3,900 rounds carried on… Read More

3 years ago

These prop WWII fighters were (slightly) better than the P-51D Mustang

The P-51D was perhaps the apex of WWII era piston engine fighters. A few designs were in the wings with… Read More

4 years ago

Piggybacks! USAAF P-51 Mustang pilots explain how they were able to shoot down a flight of Mistel combinations over Germany

"I turned into the second combo with my wingman Lt Moore behind me. I fired a short burst from 90°… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why, also according to Adolf Galland, the Spitfire Mk.XIV (and not the P-51D) was the best piston-engined fighter of WWII in Europe

Technology was advancing rapidly towards the end of the war, with the most powerful piston-engined types the world had ever… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of Bruce Carr, the P-51D Pilot who left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a Luftwaffe FW 190

Col. Carr didn’t really have time to line up on the runway, he just gunned it across a corner of… Read More

4 years ago

The First Engagement Between a P-51 and an Me 262 and the Death of Luftwaffe Ace Walter Nowotny

Nowotny's last words, though garbled, indicated that his aircraft was hit and on fire, and seconds later he crashed to… Read More

4 years ago

This is what’s like performing aerobatic maneuvers in the legendary P-51 Mustang

Performing aerobatic maneuvers in the legendary P-51 Mustang If you ever wondered what it is like learning to fly the… Read More

7 years ago

Tuskegee Airman reunites with his aircraft 71 years after his last combat mission

Tuskegee Airman reunites with his aircraft 71 years after his last combat mission On Oct. 4, 2016, as reported by… Read More

7 years ago