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{{Infobox aircraft type
P-51 Mustang
P-51D of 375th Fighter Squadron, with underwing drop tanks.
type= Fighter national origin= United States manufacturer= North American Aviation first flight= 26 October 1940 introduction= January 1942 (RAF)[1] status= Retired from military service 1984 (Dominican Air Force)[2] primary user= United States Army Air Forces more users= Royal Air Force
Chinese Nationalist Air Force
numerous others (see below)
number built= More than 15,000Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  • Red Tail Reborn (2007), the story behind the restoration of a flying memorial aircraft.
  • Red Tails (2012) is a George Lucas produced film about the Tuskegee Airmen of the 332nd Fighter Group, featuring P-51 Mustangs in their role as escort fighters.[3]

Scale replicas[edit | edit source]

As indicative of the iconic nature of the P-51, manufacturers within the hobby industry have created scale plastic model kits of the P-51 Mustang, with varying degrees of detail and skill levels. The aircraft have also been the subject of numerous scale flying replicas.[4] Aside from the popular R/C-controlled aircraft, several kitplane manufacturers offer ½, ⅔ and ¾-scale replicas capable of comfortably seating one (or even two) and offering high performance combined with more forgiving flight characteristics.[5] Such aircraft include the Titan T-51 Mustang, W.A.R. P-51 Mustang, Linn Mini Mustang, Jurca Gnatsum, Thunder Mustang, Stewart S-51D Mustang and the Loehle 5151 Mustang.[6]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

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  2. Hickman. Kennedy. "World War II: North American P-51 Mustang". About.com. Retrieved: 19 June 2014
  3. "Red Tails Promotional trailer." Youtube.com. Retrieved: 18 January 2012.
  4. Smith, O.S. "Other Mustang Kits and Links." Unofficial Stewart 51 Builders Page. Retrieved: 24 April 2012.
  5. "Where Dreams Take Flight." Titan Aircraft, 2012. Retrieved: 24 April 2012.
  6. "P-51D Mustang Replica." Archived 3 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. SOS-Eisberg, 2012. Retrieved: 24 April 2012.

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