Heritage Flight - P-51 Mustang

The legendary P-51 Mustang dominated the skies over Western Europe after it was introduced in World War II. The single-seat aircraft had a maximum speed of 437 miles per hour and could escort heavy bombers deep into the heart of Germany. The P-51 and the pilots that flew them were crucial to turning the tide of war in the Allies' favor.

DATE DEPLOYED
1941

ARMAMENT
Six .50-caliber machine guns, up to 2,000 lbs of bombs or 10 rockets

MAXIMUM SPEED
425 mph

CRUISING SPEED
275 mph

SERVICE CEILING
41,900 ft

RANGE
1,000 mi

SPAN
37 ft

LENGTH
32 ft

HEIGHT
8 ft, 8 in

WEIGHT
12,100 lb

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