Legends Over Colorado: All Your Favorites Doing Low-Passes!
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This excellent footage was shot during the Legends Over Colorado Airshow at Laughlin/Bullhead City International Airport, Arizona. These shows are awesome when it comes to seeing your favorite birds flying in formation. Here, a Japanese Zero, a P-51 Mustang and a Douglass Dauntless do low-passes and formations. All these planes have had exceptional records in World War II, some of which are:
- The Zeros had a legendary reputation as dogfighters at the beginning of the war, with a kill ratio of 12:1. It wasn’t until later that the Allies developed the Corsair and Mustang which were capable of taking on the Japanese planes
- The P-51 Mustangs were American fighter and fighter bombers that are credited with just under 5,000 enemy kills during the war, a great number considering they only saw action for less than 2 years
- The SDB Dauntless was a naval dive bomber responsible for inflicting massive damage to Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway. Its most notable attribute is its extraordinary range of over 1,000 miles
These three birds had crucial roles in World War II either as fighters or bombers. The P-51 Mustang however, was used as both, having the speed, maneuverability and range to get the job done.