P51Introduction

America’s formidable WWII fighter aircraft was the P-40 Warhawk which was to be replaced by the P-51 Mustang.  The Mustang with its excellent range and combat performance became the primary bomber escort for the US throughout World War II.  The P-51 saw service in several other rolls after the war including participating in aircraft tests after retirement in the US Air Force.

 

Features of the P51D Mustang Aircraft:

  • U.S. Fighter
  • Propeller - driven aircraft, single engine
  • Service - USAAF, RAF, and others
  • In service:  1942-1984 (Dominican Air Force)
  • Manufacturer:   North American

The P51D was an important WWII fighter plane.