Cavanaugh Flight Museum P-51D Mustang “The Brat III”

Cavanaugh Flight Museum P-51D Mustang “The Brat III”

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The museum’s P-51D was manufactured in 1944 and shipped to England. It was assigned to the 9th Air Force, 370th Fighter Group, 401st Fighter Squadron, and was flown by Lt. Hjalmar Johnsen. In June 1947 it was sold to the Swedish Air Force and served as Flygyapnet (FV) Serial No. 26115 based at F-4, Ostersund. Between 1952-53 it was sold to the Dominican Republic and served as Fuerza Aerea Dominica Serial No. 1918 until 1984 when it was retired from active service. The plane is painted in the colors and markings of Lt. Hjalmar Johnsen while in service with 401st Fighter Squadron, 370th Fighter Group, of the 9th Air Force during World War II. The meaning of the mission markings on the side of the fuselage below the windscreen are as follows: The Umbrella = Top Cover Mission(s), Camera = Photo Recon Mission, Broom = Fighter Sweep Mission, Top hat = Escort Mission, Bomb = Bombing Mission(s).

The Brat III is a True Combat Veteran.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
NL51JC March 1944
Aircraft Role Nickname
Fighter Mustang
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
North American P-51 “Mustang” 37 feet .5 inches
Overall length: Empty weight:
32 feet 9 inches 7125 pounds
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
12,100 pounds 1300 miles
Oil capacity Engine type:
Single 1695 hp Packard Merlin V1650-7 V12 piston engine
Propeller type: Max Speed
437 mph
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
235 mph
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
41,900 feet Single
Armament Bomb Load
Six 12.7 mm wing mounted machine guns Two 1000 lb bombs or Six Rockets
Number Built Number Surviving
15018 120+



Cavanaugh Flight Museum P-51D "The Brat III" Photo Credit: Scott Slocum / Aero Matketing Group /



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