The P-51 Mustang was the perfect example of an American fighter aircraft in WW2—Pilots loved the plane for its responsiveness and agility.
The P-51 Mustang was a very effective WW2 fighter aircraft.This article makes the following points:
That tactical deviation resulted in the near destruction of the Luftwaffe. Mustang pilots destroyed nearly 5,000 enemy aircraft in World War II.
All told, some 14,000 Mustangs were manufactured.
The Mustang was a formidable fighter due to its sleek design, manoeuvrability, and Rolls-Royce Merlin engine with 1,490-horsepower providing enhanced performance.
Aerodynamically agile, acrobatic and with a top speed of 440 miles per hour, the Mustang was more than a match for any enemy aircraft.
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