North American P-51 Mustang

Author(s): Kev Darling

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The Mustang was the greatest godsend to the massive daylight bomber fleets that pounded Hitler's Reich during World War II. It was the first aircraft to have the range and ability to intercept and destroy German fighters that had previously decimated Allied attacks and caused the loss of many US aircrew. Designed and built in the USA to a British wartime specification, the early models were under-powered and it was not until the famous Merlin engine was installed that its full potential was realised. The type played a vital part in all wartime theatres and went on to serve with many air forces in post-war years. This is the perfect introductory book for the general reader, enthusiast and modeller alike wishing to find a succinct yet detailed introduction to the design and history of the Mustang. Why was the aircraft conceived? What was it like to fly in combat? Who were the people who designed it and became famous for flying it? What were its virtues and vices? These and many more questions are answered here, plus a host of illustrations that show the colour schemes used in different operational theatres of combat and rare photographs taken when the heat was on.

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General Fields

  • : 9781840373578
  • : air
  • : air
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kev Darling
  • : Kev Darling
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback