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Beaver, West Virginia
United States


 

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goldtwh
Jul 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm
Trophy for you!
Waaaaaaaaaaay cool... Thank you for sharing.

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Nightmare388
Apr 20, 2008 at 11:12 pm
Awesome! I like the detail!
 
 
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LOBO1987
Apr 12, 2008 at 12:01 am
I gotta agree with dad, thats awesome!
 
 

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1944 North American P-51 Mustang (P-51 British Mustang)

Last updated May 6, 2008  

Photo of a 1944 North American P-51 Mustang (P-51 British Mustang)

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In April, 1942, a British test pilot, Ronald Harker, flew the Mustang and was very impressed by it. He suggested that the new plane would be a natural fit with the Rolls Royce Merlin 60-series engine, well-suited to high altitudes. At the prodding of Major Thomas Hitchcock, the Americans began working along the same lines (using the Packard license-built version of the Merlin), and the first Merlin-equipped Mustang, the P-51B, flew in November, 1942. The results were impressive, to say the least. At 30,000 feet, the improved Mustang reached 440 MPH, almost 100 MPH faster than the Allison-equipped Mustang at that altitude.