North American P-51H Mustang

@Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA

April 2013

The H model was the ultimate Mustang to roll off the assembly line, although it came too late to see any combat. The use of a lightened structure, combined with an uprated Packard engine, made this one hot fighter with a top speed of over 480 mph. By the end of the war, only 555 P-51Hs had rolled off the production lines in Inglewood. This rare example flew in for the annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines show. HDR image.

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3 Responses to “North American P-51H Mustang”

  1. Reblogged this on AirportsMadeSimpleâ„¢.

  2. that is a fast top speed for a prop plane, faster than the me-209. where did you get that figure?

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