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|Book cover finish||Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )|
|Special features||Dust jacket|
|Condition||Used very good|
|Number of pages||64|
|Size||25 x 30 x 1 cm|
|Author||William Newby Grant|
|Editor||Arms & Armour Press|
The North American P-51 Mustang, America's greatest fighter aircraft, was actually designed, built and flown in 117 days. Its predecessors, including the Curtiss P-40 and the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, were useful aircraft but were neither fast enough nor manoeuvrable enough to challenge the Messerschmitt Bf-I09 fighter in the skies over Europe.
When the Mustang was introduced in 1943 over Germany as an escort to the B-17 bomber, its role in the war was secured. The daily toll of lost Flying Fortresses was reduced as more Mustangs entered service. The P-51'smanoeuvrability and speed proved it the master of its counterparts in the Luftwaffe.
The development of the P-51 during World War II is told brilliantly by William Newby Grant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Richly illustrated with color and monochrome photographs as well as color sideviews and a full color cutaway by Mike Badrocke, this book will be a valuable addition to the library of every aviation enthusiast.