When Hermann Goring, Commander of the German Luftwaffe during WWII, first saw a Mustang over
Berlin he said, “Now the War is surely lost”. One of the most effective, famous and beautiful fighter
aircraft of WWII, the P-51 was fast (with speeds over 400 mph), nimble, well-made and highly durable.
The Mustang flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany. Some of the
most successful escorting was done by the Tuskegee Airmen - “The Red Tails”. Dubbed “The Ace
Maker” the P-51 is the “Muscle Plane” that inspired the Ford Mustang Muscle Car of the 60’s. With
more then 15,000 P-51's originally produced there are still about 150 in flying condition today.
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