Operation: Central and Eastern USA
Wing Span: 37' 0"
Length: 32' 2"
Height: 13' 8"
Max Speed: 505 mph
Gross Weight: 10,500 lbs
Power Plant: Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1650-7
Fuel Capacity: 184 gallons
Armament: 6 x .50 caliber machine guns
North American P-51D Mustang "Baby Duck"
The Warbird Heritage Foundation (WHF) is the owner and
operator of this North American P-51D Mustang "Baby
Duck" which is available for airshows, flybys and
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an
American long-range single-seat World War II fighter
aircraft. Designed and built in just 117 days to a
specification issued to NAA by the British Purchasing
Commission, the Mustang first flew in Royal Air Force
(RAF) service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance
aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed
in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air
superiority from early 1944. The P-51 was in service
with Allied air forces in Europe and also saw limited
service against the Japanese in the Pacific War.
At the start of Korean War the Mustang was the United
Nations' main fighter but the role was quickly
shouldered by jet fighters, including the F-86, after
which the Mustang became a specialized ground-attack
fighter-bomber. In spite of being superseded by jet
fighters the Mustang remained in service with some air
forces until the early 1980s.
As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was
a fast, well-made, and highly durable aircraft. The
definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the
Packard V-1650, a two-stage two-speed supercharged
version of the legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, and
was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning
Warbird Heritage Foundation
3000 Corporate Drive
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 244-8701
Fax: (847) 244-8703
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