by William Newby Grant
Bison Books, 1988, [First Edition], ISBN 0861241355, colour and black & white photographs throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners and a little crumpling (see photographs)
'The North American P-51 Mustang, America's greatest fighter aircraft, was actually designed, built and flown in 117 days. Its predecessors, including the Curtiss P-40 and the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, were useful aircraft but were neither fast enough nor manoeuvrable enough to challenge the Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter in the skies over Europe. When Mustang was introduced in 1943 over Germany as an escort to the B-17 bomber, its role in the war was secured ...'