F51 Mustang Fighter

The F51 was the mainstay of the American Air Force in Korea in 1950.  It could be used in ground support roles attacking enemy troops and vehicles at the front or in the rear areas.  It was armed with 6 half inch machine guns and 6 five inch rockets.  In a bombing role it could carry 2,000 pounds of bombs or napalm tanks.

When fitted with external fuel tanks it had a range of 1,200 kilometres.  The plane was designed during the Second World War to escort bombing attacking Germany, fighting off enemy fighters.  By 1950 its role was a fighter planes had been superseded by jet planes but in Korea where there was little left of the North Korean air force by July 1950.

F51 Mustang
F51 Mustang
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