P-51D Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range fighter and fighter-bomber used during conflicts including World War II and the Korean War. It is widely credited as being the premier WWII fighter, which gave ultimate air superiority to the allied forces.

The P-51D is an American long-range, single-seat fighter-bomber, labeled as the “most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence” during the war by the Truman Senate War Investigating Committee.

A flight in the Mustang is a flight like no other. Our expertly trained pilots can take you on a smooth, straight level-flight or they can perform a full series of warbird aerobatics, showcasing the legendary capabilities of the fighter. Accelerating to a maximum speed of 703km/h and with an armament capacity of up to six wing-mounted machine guns, you’ll feel every bit like you’re taking flight in the fighter leading to victory in WWII.

Aviation enthusiasts across the world aspire to fly a P-51D Mustang, and for many, this aspiration will remain a dream.

Engine: One 1,695-hp Packard Merlin V-1650-7 piston V-12 engine
Weight: Empty 7,125 lbs., Max Takeoff 12,100 lbs.
Wing Span: 37ft. 0.5in.
Length: 32ft. 9.5in.
Height: 13ft. 9.5in.
Maximum Speed: 437 mph
Range: 1300 miles
Armament: Six 12.7-mm (0.5 inch) wing-mounted machine guns, plus up to two 1,000-lb bombs or six 127-mm (5 inch) rockets.
Number Built: Approximately 15,018 (including ~200 built in Australia)
Number Still Airworthy: Approximately 150

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