North Amer­i­can P-51 Mus­tang

Flight Journal - - GALLERY -

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.

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