P-51 Mustang: Seventy-Five Years of America's Most Famous Warbird

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$42.91
UPC:
9780760348598
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Zenith Press (October 19, 2015)
Shipping Weight:
4.6 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
9.8 x 1 x 11.2 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
224
ISBN-10:
0760348596
ISBN-13:
978-0760348598
Author:
Steve Hinton,Cory Graff

Product Overview

Celebrate 75 years of the iconic World War II warbird that helped win the war and flew into the heart of American life.From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, through reconnaissance missions and combat, fighting flying bombs and Me 262 Stormbird jets, P-51 Mustang pilots saw it all during World War II.P-51 Mustangcelebrates the 75th anniversary of the most iconic American warbird written by Cory Graff, lead curator at the Flying Heritage Collection--one of the world's most important collections and sites for warbird restoration.The entire story of this plane is here, starting with the astonishing fact that the P-51 Mustang was built in less than 120 days. This first version was hardly a world-beater, and it took the addition of a Rolls-Royce-designed Merlin to make the Mustang a legend. These nimble and versatile fighters were able to escort Allied heavy bombers all the way to Berlin and back. In the Pacific, their long-range ability was pushed to its limit, with pilots flying 1,500-mile, eight-or-more-hour missions over water to attack Tokyo.On the home front, Graff profiles the impact manufacturing Mustangs had on workers in Los Angeles and Dallas.The United States wasn't finished with the P-51 Mustang after World War II. It was used in the Korean War and, afterwards, as a symbol and icon of American ingenuity. Graff explores the post-World War II history of this iconic plane, making this a book that every single World War II, history, and aviation enthusiast will want to buy.

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