North American P-51 Mustang
Report on Mustang Mk III by RAF’s Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment and Air Fighting Development Unit
The Mustang III is very similar to fly and land as the Mustang I. It is therefore delightfully easy to handle. The pilot’s cockpit is similar to the Mustang I. It has been “cleaned up” considerably. The cockpit, and in particular the instruments, are of American design and consequently seem oddly placed to a British pilot. The control column is well placed and of the stick variety. It is pivoted in both directions at its base. No “misting up” was encountered during the trials, including flying at and diving from heights up to 35,000 feet.