P-51 Mustang [War planes in colour] by William Newby Grant
by William Newby Grant
Bison Books, 1988, 64 pages, 0861241355, colour and black & white photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little shelf wear and edge wear
'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 maneuverable 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 ...'