Probably The Closes/Fastest/Lowest P-51 Mustang Flyby We’ve Seen To Date
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It’s Just One Of Those Things You Can See Again And Again
There’s just something special about your favorite plane whipping by you at 300 miles per hour. As you’ll see in this video from almost 10 years ago, that’s exactly what happened to some lucky fellows who from the looks of it were at an awesome airshow. Not only that, the plane we’re speaking of is the P-51 Mustang, which for many is the top favorite fighter of World War II.
After it was clear that unescorted bomber raids deep into enemy territory produced 26% losses, the P-51 Mustangs were the best solution to increase mission success rates.
Mustangs were introduced into World War II in 1942 as a direct request from Britain which needed a new fighter plane. Taken up by North American Aviation, the first prototype appeared just over three months later. Sporting a great design that could hold enough fuel to fly more or less the distances of bomber planes, in the next few years over 15,000 units were built. Eventually equipped with a Packard V-1650-7 engine and 6 .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns, these warbirds helped secure air superiority for the Allied forces.