North American P-51H Mustang

@Eddie Andreini Sr. Airfield, Half Moon Bay, CA

April 2016

Another view of the rare P-51H as it lifts off.  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 example flew in for the annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines show.   Nikon D500 w/70-200mm, processed with Aperture.

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