Military history

Mustang: Thoroughbred Stallion of the Air

Mustang: Thoroughbred Stallion of the Air

This book covers the P/F-51 Mustang and each of its many variants and spin-offs including the A-36 Apache, F-6 Photo Mustang, F-82 Twin Mustang and others. It discusses the Mustangs used by all US allies and friends in many foreign air forces. Also, it adds to the story of its creation through the wise choices made by the British government and its Royal Air Force, especially the transition from its original Alison V-12 to the wizard-like Rolls-Royce V-12 called the Merlin. The book will be profusely illustrated with high quality mono and colour images, many of which have not been published before, and features beautifully drawn profiles and numerous appendices. It also features numerous first-hand accounts of the Mustang in battle during World War 2, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was employed by more than 55 nations during its military lifetime and this book is a definitive work on this fabulous war horse.

INTRODUCTION

Part 1. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

Part 2. DEVELOPMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS, 1940 TO 1945

Part 3. THE A-36, F-6 AND P-51 MUSTANGS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Part 4. MUSTANG VARIANTS OF THE US ARMY AIR FORCES

Part 5. THE A-36 MUSTANG

Part 6. THE F-6 AND RF-51 TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE MUSTANGS

Part 7. MUSTANG VARIANTS OF THE RAF AND RAAF

Part 8. THE LIGHTWEIGHT MUSTANG PROGRAMME

Part 9. POST-WAR MUSTANGS

Part 10. THE F-51 AND RF-51 IN THE KOREAN WAR

Part 11. AIR FORCE RESERVE AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD MUSTANGS

Part 12. THE TWIN MUSTANG

Part 13. TWO-SEAT AND PURPOSE-BUILT MUSTANGS

Part 14. STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS

Part 15. FOREIGN USERS

Part 16. CIVILIAN-OWNED, MUSEUM-OWNED, AIR RACERS, MODELS AND AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM MUSTANGS

PICTURE SECTION

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY