, with its liquid-cooled engine, was especially susceptible to gunfire.
The iconic P-51
was born from Britain's desperate need for more platforms to fight the German Luftwaffe.
Roberts and fellow P-51
pilot, Bill Lyons, 94, stood alongside young pilots and maintainers based at Davis-Monthan AFB and provided them with a living history lesson about the WWII-era aircraft on the flightline.
, DC-3 emerge as "Challenge" finalists The Douglas DC-3 win sets up the dream contest of AOPA's Favorite Aircraft Challenge between it and the powerful P-51
Repeated references to Leeward's P-51
as a WWII-vintage aircraft-while technically accurate--utterly failed to consider it had been rebuilt on several occasions and was radically modified to eliminate the stock P-51
's underbelly air scoop, among other major changes.
But he loved his P-51
, which he named "Galloping Ghost".
Writer and photographer O'Leary offers extensive details and plenty of archival photographs in his book on the P-51
Mustang, likely the most famous and popular fighter plane of World War II.
platform is built entirely in Brazil, at the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis (RJ), and will operate in the Marlim Sul field in the Campos Basin (RJ).
The family particularly liked the ``Heritage Flight,'' a formation flight by a P-51
Mustang, an icon of World War II, and three modern jets -- the F-22A, the F-15E and the A-10, also known as the tank killer.
As he continued piling up the missions, the P-51
Mustang arrived in April, and he and other pilots took turns learning to fly the "beautiful piece of machinery.
The paintings unveiled were "Dauntless," a 72- x 48-inch rendition of the shark-toothed P-40 flown by Lopez in WWII over China, and "Courage in the Cockpit," a portrait of Lopez flying his P-51
Mustang more than 60 years ago.
Kemmer spent 11 months in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II after his P-51
fighter plane was shot down over France in 1944.