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Design: The Glorious P-51 Mustang

February 23, 2009
Cadillac of the Skies

Cadillac of the Skies

Somewhere, there must be poetry about this beautiful and lethal machine.  The ever-engrossing blog A Continuous Lean has a nice feature [here] on the plane made famous by men like Chuck Yeager and the Tuskegee Airmen.

And here’s a goosebump-inducing multimedia presentation from a 2007 gathering of pilots and still-flying Mustangs… [listen to that engine rip the sky!]  And more… [here]

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  1. Todd Benoit permalink
    September 15, 2009 1:47 am

    I’ve wondered for years from what movie came the quote “cadillac of the sky”. That scene always impressed me. I saw the movie long before I developed a passion for America’s WWII fighters. It’s not just about the airplanes, but what they represented. Watching them fly in Oshkosh last year left a huge lump in my throat.

    Thanks for the pic and the Youtube link.

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