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Mustang (Fighter plane)

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Topical headingMustang (Fighter plane)
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Variant(s)A-36 Apache (Fighter plane)
Apache (Fighter plane)
F-51 (Fighter plane)
Mustang (Fighter planes)
North American P-51 Mustang (Fighter plane)
P-51 (Fighter plane)
See alsoFighter planes
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North American airplanes (Military aircraft)
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Found inWikipedia 26 Nov. 2009: P-51 Mustang (The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was a long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft; the Mustang first flew in RAF service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944; the P-51 was in service with Allied air forces in Europe and also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War; on 16 April 1942, Fighter Project Officer Benjamin S. Kelsey ordered 500 A-36 Apaches, a redesign that included six .50 in Browning machine guns, dive brakes, and the ability to carry two 500 lb bombs; in 1948, the designation P-51 (P for pursuit) was changed to F-51 (F for fighter))