Winning Combination: P-51 Mustang and Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine

This past summer at the Duxford air show in England I came upon a P-51 Mustang that was being worked on and thus not flying that day. Stopping at the explanatory display, I was astonished to read that for this iconic airplane only 120 days had passed from design to production.¬†¬†Could this be true? Research uncovered surprises. In 1940 British industry was running flat out … Continue reading Winning Combination: P-51 Mustang and Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine