the P-51 D Mustang
1940, the British are already bombing Germany. But the Luftwaffe
(German Air Force) and the Flak (German anti-aircraft defense)
destroy many bombers and the losses are extremely severe: the
situation is problematic for the Allies who planned to conduct
day raids also.
in 1940 the North American company received a call from the Royal
Air Force aiming at creating a training aircraft. Soon the North
American company develops a fighter so powerful that it encouraged
Americans to consider it as their main fighter capable of escorting
and defending the Allies bombers against enemy aircrafts, day
or night. Its main asset was its range which was, at that time,
In 1940, the production of this aircraft began. This new fighter
is fast, manoeuvrable and very powerful during ground attacks
and in aerial combat. This plane is called P-51 Mustang. Different
models were created, the most manufactured one was the model D.
Very efficient in bombing ground targets, the P-51 Mustang is
extremely dreaded for the German armored divisions.
Today, nearly 150 P-51 Mustang fly at meetings on the 15,000
units produced throughout the Second World War. It is a symbolic
fighter of this period.