P-51 Mustang

First flown by the Royal Air Force, P-51 Mustangs were then used in World War II by the U.S. to escort B-29 bombers. By the end of the war, P-51s had destroyed almost 5,000 enemy aircraft - more than any other fighter in Europe. Following its military service, the P-51 became popular with civilians and today is an air-show mainstay.

Manufacturer: North American Aviation

Number of crew: One pilot

Maximum speed: 437 mph

Range: 1,000 miles

Ceiling: 41,900 feet

April 09, 2012 11:53 am  • 

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