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The P-51 was the most successful long-range fighter escort of World War II. The near perfect marriage of Rolls Royce Merlin engine and platform made the 1944 P-51D, with its bubble canopy and six-guns, one of the most iconic and potent fighters of all time. The P-51D’s range was an incredible 2,055m (3,327km), thanks to its huge fuel capacity of 1,000 litres internally and 815 litres in drop tanks. Equally impressive was a level maximum speed of 437mph (703kph) at 25,000 feet, a max diving speed of 505mph (818kph) and a service ceiling of 41,900 feet (12,800m).

P-51D Mustang 'Ferocious Frankie' has fought in WWII, and starred in Hollywood blockbusters. 'Ferocious Frankie' has taken part in several television and feature productions during her flying career including: "Empire of the Sun", "Hart's War", "Memphis Belle", "Saving Private Ryan" and "Fury".  

This is a video of The Old Flying Machine Company P-51D Mustang 'Ferocious Frankie'. For more information about the aircraft and details on how to book the aircraft for an event or airshow please go to www.FerociousFrankie.com.

Images © Katsuhiko Tokunaga & © Paul Johnson [Via]


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