P-51 Mustang

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How the ‘Duxford Eagles’ learned to love the Mustang

In late 1944, the men of the Duxford-based 78th Fighter Group faced a new challenge. Since 1943 they had run the gauntlet of German fighters and anti-aircraft fire in that tremendously dependable platform, the P-47 Thunderbolt. Now the ‘Duxford Eagles’ were converting to the P-51 Mustang — and some of them weren’t best pleased. With extracts from unit records, this is the story of the 78th’s transition

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Aeroplane meets Jim Beasley

The legal profession ran as a common thread between Jim Beasley father and son — but so did flying warbirds

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This week's Picture of the Week was submitted by Paul Webb

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Black Friday: Coastal Command’s biggest defeat?

On 9th February, 1945, Coastal Command suffered its biggest defeat of the entire war

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P-51 Mustang 65 Years on

On this day in 1957, 65 years ago on the button, the United States Air Force retired the final P-51s from service. From that date forward, all USAF fighters would be jet-powered

P-51 Mustang Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the P-51 Mustang for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Top 5 North American Aviation Aircraft

On the anniversary of the founding of North American Aviation, we take a look back at their top 5 aircraft

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This week's Picture of the Week was captured by Joe Summerhill

Mustang to fly passengers from Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill-based FlyaSpitfire.com has recently acquired North American P-51D Mustang G-CMDK and plans to operate passenger flights in the two-seater during the 2022 ‘season’.

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Baron's Combat Corner: Flying and fighting in the P-51 Mustang

We discuss the attributes of the North American P-51 Mustang and why it has earned a reputation as the best all-round US fighter to have served in World War Two.