Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Sweetest Sounding Prop Plane

Is The P-51 Mustang, with its Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

Thunder Over Michigan had two of them in the air.

First, Hell-er Bust and it's pilot strutted their stuff, letting us see a P-51 from every possible angle as he put on an awesome aerobatic display.

In a climb:

In a turn:

Straight ahead:

In a dive:

Passing in review:

She was always surrounded on the ground by on-lookers and admirers, making a good shot hard to get.

The P-51 is an awesome warbird indeed, and one of the finest fighters of World War 2 and beyond.


OldAFSarge said...

Nothing says power and beauty quite like the Merlin-engined Mustang. A very beautiful example.

Great pics so far Aaron, keep 'em coming!

(BTW, sucks that your office was flooded...)

jon spencer said...

To me, big round engines sound better.
Especially if there is more than one bank.

Aaron said...

OldAF Sarge: Thanks, and more are on the way.

jon: Yeah, the big radials have a beautiful sound, but that Merlin is in a class of its own.