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Old 25th Jan 2009, 15:59
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Without the Mustang, the War was lost. The P-47 (Jug) hadn't the range to bird dog the bombers to Berlin, and with drop tanks, the 51 could make it there and back, or drop and fight, which was not often; the teuts seldom took on the Norte Americano, si? Adolf ended up underground to avoid the 500 lbers on the street above.

It started as the Apache, with an Allison engine and a birdcage cockpit. And it was built for you guys. We took it back after the improvements, and the Merlin was license built by yanks, at Packard plants.