P-51A Mustang during a test flight near the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California, United States, Oct 1942

Caption   P-51A Mustang during a test flight near the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California, United States, Oct 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-USW36-496
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
12 Mar 2009 06:42:28 PM

P-51 is armed with four 20mm cannons, the chin-mounted .50 caliber machine guns of the Mustang 1, were deleted.
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
20 May 2009 04:23:41 PM

The last Allison-powered Mustang was the P-51A It was powered by the Allison V-1710-81 engine, and was very much like the A-36 but without the dive-bombing equipment or the chin-mounted machine-guns. It did carry the under-wing racks for bombs and external fuel tanks. A total of 310 were built, fifty were sent to the RAF as Mustang II's and thirty five were fitted with cameras and designated F-6B's.
3. Tom says:
24 Dec 2010 01:18:12 PM

This is a P-51(no suffix), or Mustang 1a as the Brits called it. The P-51A is the one that followed, and is the one that was very much like the A-36 structurally and all that good stuff.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 Oct 2015 05:51:44 PM

North American P-51A armed with /4 x 20mm cannons w/125 rounds per gun. Photo is a publicity shot note that aircraft s/n has been deleted.

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