North American P-51 Mustang

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Model:
North American P-51 Mustang
Alternate Name(s):
Produced:
From: September 9th, 1940 To:
# Produced:
15,000
Made in:
United States
Aircraft Type:
Fighter
Material:
Plastic
Propulsion:
Propeller
# of Engines:
1
# of Crew:
1
Landing Gear:
Wheels
Maximum Speed:
440.0 mph
# of Passengers:
Cargo Capacity:
Length:
32.4 ft
Width / Wingspan:
37.0 ft
Tail Height:
13.3 m
Weight:
7,635.0 lb
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The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation proposed the design and production of a more modern fighter. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.

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