North American P-51H Mustang
@Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA
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.