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P51 Mustang: An Icon of the Past, Present and Future

Few aviation aficionados are unfamiliar with the power and glory of the majestic P-51 Mustang. Often credited as the aircraft responsible for the Allied victory in WWII’s European Theater, the Mustang remains a legendary aircraft of the aviation fleet. Its durable design and rich history continue to inspire civilian and military aviators around the world. Radio Controlled P51 Mustang

For most people, purchasing $1,000,000 P-51 Mustang is way out of reach. So how do P-51 enthusiast fill the void of not being able to own the real plane itself? The answer is simple – radio control.  The radio controlled aircraft industry has evolved over the years to be affordable for all ages.  The scale P-51 models being built today have all the details of the real plane including the same number of rivets, nuts, bolts, and screws.

Many of these models include the unique Mustang engine sound, lights, interior instruments, paint schemes, and even a pilot with the proper helmet design. Below are a few photos of Mustangs; can you tell the difference between the real and the radio controlled planes? was designed to layout the history of the North American P-51 Mustang so all enthusiasts would understand the importance of this infamous aircraft. We hope you enjoy your visit.



National Museum of the USAF - Top Stories

2015 National Museum of the USAF
National Museum of the USAF - Top Stories

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

Thursday April 16th, 2015 10:00:00 PM (Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe)

Free Holocaust program to take place April 24 at museum

Tuesday April 14th, 2015 04:02:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force fire alarm system to undergo improvements

Wednesday April 8th, 2015 03:51:00 PM (Rob Bardua)

First black commander of a space shuttle mission to participate in Space Fest

Wednesday April 8th, 2015 01:35:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

Free tickets available April 8 for spring concert

Monday April 6th, 2015 08:10:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

Student artwork to be exhibited at museum

Wednesday March 25th, 2015 04:22:19 PM (Sarah Swan)

Summer Behind the Scenes Tour registration now open

Monday March 23rd, 2015 03:07:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

Presidential and R&D Galleries to close Oct. 1 to prepare for relocation to new fourth building

Monday March 9th, 2015 05:22:00 PM (Rob Bardua)

5K fun run, kid's race to take place during Space Fest

Tuesday February 24th, 2015 01:00:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

Summer Aerospace Camp registration now open

Wednesday February 4th, 2015 01:00:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

Free wireless Internet now available at museum

Monday February 2nd, 2015 04:16:52 PM (Sarah Swan)

Missile and Space Gallery to close temporarily for fourth building construction

Thursday November 13th, 2014 01:30:00 PM (Rob Bardua)

Hollywood helps Air Force connect with public

Wednesday June 12th, 2013 04:00:00 PM (Sarah Swan)

Daughter of legendary fighter pilot visits National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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