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I'll see you in hell!
- P-51 pilot confirming a kill

An exceedingly manoeuvrable fighter, fast and well armed with six M2 .50 cal. heavy machine-guns, the P-51 "Mustang" was the stallion of the sky and a long-awaited successor of the outdated P-40. Its ground strafing capacity is notably improved, on the condition that it does not target armored units. Technically, only a jet-propelled fighter can give a Mustang cause for concern; but in that case, thanks to its reasonable production price, it would suffice to deploy it in pairs to even the balance.

History

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. Designed and built in just 117 days, the Mustang first flew in Royal Air Force (RAF) service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. The P-51 was in service with Allied air forces in Europe and also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. At the start of Korean War the Mustang was the United Nations' main fighter but the role was quickly shouldered by jet fighters, including the F-86, after which the Mustang became a specialised ground-attack fighter-bomber. In spite of being superseded by jet fighters the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s.

Notes

  • The P51 Mustang has the same stats as the Italian Veltro.
  • It is recommended to upgrade the P40 to the P51 when you get a US airfield, unless you are under attack.
  • It is recommended to send the P51 with the B17 Flying Fortress.

Pros & Cons

Weapons

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Small Cal. Machine-Gun
75 75 41

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