North American P-51C Mustang
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in April 1940 by a design team headed by James Kindelberger. Over 20 variants of the P-51 Mustang were produced from 1940 to after the war and a total number of 15,588 wer built.
The painting represents Mustang P-51C 325147 HO-W : Princess Elizabeth which was once part of the Fighter Collection fleet based at Duxford - before leaving for the U.S. in 2007. It's currently owned by Commanche Fighters of Houston - who have shipped it back to the U.K. to form part of the Eagle Squadron display at IWM Duxford. This model has the original "razorback" cockpit.
Painting: Acrylic on canvas 4oX3o cm; p.o.a.