Closer Look at Tom Cruise’s Mustang
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A Beautiful Mustang
Tom Cruise’s P-51 Mustang looks very well-maintained judging from this video alone. According to one of the staff, Cruise’s Mustang is designed and rebuilt into the more-iconic D model. Originally, his P-51″D” was built as a P-51K and was used as a photo-reconnaissance fighter plane in the 1940s. There isn’t much difference between the D and K models though.
The one big difference was their propellers. The K models had 11 ft Aeroproducts propellers while the D models had a slightly bigger Hamilton Standard prop. Ever since being rebuilt into the D model, Cruise’s P-51 now has a Hamilton Standard propeller. The colors that the plane uses are inspired by the 334th Fighter Squadron “Fighting Eagles”.
His Mustang is still airworthy as of today and it is currently one of the only few airworthy P-51K Mustangs in the world. It spends the majority of its time in the hangar of the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California.