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    The History and Uses of the P-51 Mustang

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    The History and Uses of the P-51 Mustang For as long as most of the world can remember aviation has played a major factor in how wars are fought. Starting in World War I the worlds fighting forces began using aircraft to conduct surveillance missions over enemy territory. While these aircraft were not the masters of stealth that todays aircraft are there was no technology to take down these planes at the time. Air-to-air combat was an event that rarely happened and was almost never effective. By

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    The P-51 Mustang: The Best Fighter Ever

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    The P-51 Mustang: The Best Fighter Ever The P-51 Mustang is regarded by many sources as the greatest fighter plane ever created. With the technological advancements this plane achieved, to it’s service record, to it’s importance in winning World War Two, the Mustang is truly one of the greats. The Mustang played a key role in long range bomber support and saved countless bomber crew’s lives, and pilots loved to fly it. The P-51 had the most aerial victories of any American fighter in World War Two

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    The Contributions of the P-51 Mustang to the Victory of the Allies This paper deals with the contributions of the P-51 Mustang to the eventual victory of the Allies in Europe during World War II. It describes the war scene in Europe before the P-51 was introduced, traces the development of the fighter, its advantages, and the abilities it was able to contribute to the Allies' arsenal. It concludes with the effect that the P-51 had on German air superiority, and how it led the destruction

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    claimed to have caused the change in the tides during World War II? The North American P-51 Mustang is widely known across aviation during WWII as the “most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence” by the Truman Senate War Investigation Committee in 1944. The P-51’s unique in its design, construction, and usage. Even its current status, over 70 years later, is fascinating (Boeing, 1995). The Mustang was to be designed in the United States during the World War II era. When the contract

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    their way deep into occupied Europe, it was the P-51 Mustang which sought control of the skies from the Luftwaffe and in most cases succeeded. More than just a ferocious dogfighter, the P-51 Mustang was one of the fastest piston-engine fighter and could fly higher and go further than any other combat aircraft of the war. The P-51 Mustang claimed the most Allied kills with no fewer than 281 pilots earning the “Aces” (5 kills) distinction in a Mustang. It was the greatest fighter of the war. Focke-Wulf

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    Red Tails

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    P-51D Mustangs zooming by and all you can see it the bright red tails of the aircraft. As we all know by now that the Tuskegee Airmen were one of the best if not the best fighter squadron of WWII. I wanted to write some about aviation that interested me and affected the outlook on minorities in aviation. First on wanted to talk about how this whole outfit started also what it took for them to become the red tail as we all know today. Also what other planes the flew during the war and some off the

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    The Effect of the Air Force in WW II

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    The Effect of the Air Force in World War Two “Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun, Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, at em’ boys give er’ the gun, Give er’ the gun.” The previous lines are the first part to the official United States Air Force song. The Air Force has played a huge role in all of our wars past, and current. But World War two was by far one of the first shining moments in Air Force history. The effect the Air Force had on the war was great, “The

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    My First Time

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    and would imagine myself sitting in the cockpit flying the oftentimes unfinished model airplane. Military fighter aircraft were always the most fascinating and my favorite of all time was the North American P-51 Mustang. And as I write this short story, there is a large, scale model of a Mustang sits in my little home office and a smaller version sitting on my desk. When I entered the navy, in 1956, I applied to the naval air cadet training program and was rejected due to my lack of education. A

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    North American Aviation developed what would become known as the P-51 Mustang. Between the years of 1940-1945 North American Aviation manufactured over 15,000 North American P-51 Mustangs for both Great Britain and the United States. Over the span of just six years, North American designed, tested and produced enough P-51 Mustangs to change the course of the air war in Europe (MustangMustangs). At a cost of about $500,000 for each Mustang in 2002 dollars (remember, these are just basic propeller driven

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    Types of Planes of World War II

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    crucial and drastically changed the outcome of WWII. These planes are the P-51 Mustang, the Supermarine Spitfire and the B-29 Superfortress. The first plane I will discuss is the P-51. This plane was designed, built, and flown in just a few months time. In addition, it was one of the first and one of the last piston built engine planes. It is often regarded as the plane which helped the Allies win the war. The first model was the P-51A. This model was created by North American Aviation. It was a single

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