XP-51 prototype aircraft, circa late 1940 or early 1941

Caption   XP-51 prototype aircraft, circa late 1940 or early 1941 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Apr 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
20 May 2009 04:07:40 PM

The NA-73X prototype was ready to fly six months after design work began. On Sept. 9, 1940, 102 days after the contract had been signed the NA-73X prototype rolled out but still waiting for its engine. As soon as it was available, the 1,120 horsepower Allison V-1710-39 was installed. On Oct. 26th the aircraft lifted off on its maiden flight.

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