The P-51 Mustang

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The P-51 Mustang was operated by the Americans during WWII and proved to be very helpful to the US air force. The P-51 Mustang was mostly used to escort bombers through enemy territory (bombers were very vulnerable to attacks) but the P-51s could attack ground units if they had too. The P-51 Mustangs also out competed any German fighter they encountered. Combined with power, performance and large numbers made the P-51 a real force to be reckoned with. The result of its superior performance and success has basically made itself the icon of a “classic” fighter.

Stats for gun-nuts

Operator: America
Number Produced: 15,586
Crew: 1

Length: 32.32 ft
Width: 37.04 ft
Height: 13.65 ft
Weight (empty): 7,121 lbs

Engine: 1 x Packard V-1650-7 Merlin piston engine developing 1,590 horsepower
Speed: 437 mph
Max Height: 41,900 ft