North American P-51D

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The P-51 Mustang was originally designed for the Royal Air Force. However, it became a long-range escort fighter for the U.S. armed forces against Nazi Germany. The production process was efficient and quick; about 14,000 were built during WWII. Highlighted in this image are the wing-mounted machine guns on the P-51 Mustang.

Created:

05/11/2017 5:09

Photographer:

Mark Avino

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A19600300000-NASM2018-10355

Source:

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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