P-51 Mustang

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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft >P-51 Mustang

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

P-51 Mustang

Originally designed just for the British,the Mustangs success was purchased by the US after the British raved about its performance. It became the lead escort fighter.


Manufacturer: North American Aviation

Engines: 1150 HP AV 1710

Speed: 387MPH

Length: 32.3ft

Range: 1,530mi

Wingspan: 37ft

Weight: 11,800lbs

Ceiling: 41,900ft

Armaments: 6 machine guns

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