Building the P-51 Mustang

Michael O'Leary
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North American's P-51 Mustang is one of the most fascinating aircraft of World War II. This book tells the story of manufacturing North American's legendary World War II fighter in original photos.
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Building the P-51 Mustang tells the story of how this legendary airplane was designed and built, using rare original factory photographs, documents, and unique engineering information. Michael O'Leary uses 397 original photos culled from his personal archive of official North American and USAAF images, many of which have never before been seen in any publication whatsoever. This book provides a vital "missing link" in the saga of this famed World War II aircraft, and is sure to become a valued addition to the libraries of P-51 modelers, historians, enthusiasts, and pilots.

Published by Specialty Press in 2011

Author: Michael O'Leary
Size: 11 x 8.5
Pages: 240
Black & White photos: 397
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Author Bio
Author and photographer Michael O'Leary is well known in the field of aviation journalism, having served for more than 20 years as editor of Air Classics and Warbirds International magazines. O'Leary has a life-long fascination with the North American P-51 Mustang, having accumulated more than 3,000 original photographs and vast amounts of documentation relating to the famed World War II fighter. He has also built a tremendous body of work as an aviation photographer, capturing the visual beauty of the P-51 by using lovingly restored Mustangs as subjects for the covers of his magazines.
Table of Contents

Chapter One: Creating a Prototype
Chapter Two: The Allison Mustangs
Chapter Three: Building the Allison Mustangs
Chapter Four: The Merlin Mustangs: A Match That Made History
Chapter Five: The Lightweights
Chapter Six: Last of the Pony Soldiers
Appendix: Mustang Variants and Specifications

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