The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during WW2 and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The prototype was rolled out on 9 September 1940, just 102 days after the contract was signed.

From late 1943, P-51s were used by the USAAF to escort bombers in raids over Germany, while the RAF and the USAAF’s used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft.

Despite the advent of jet fighters, the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. They later became popular civilian warbird and air racing aircraft which means a few hundred flying examples still remain.

We used three P51s for the George Lucas “Red Tails”, filmed in Czech Republic. All three examples were not only flown across Europe to reach location but each received multiple identity changes over a 5 week shoot schedule. Very full on with the paperwork I recall!

Several examples are still flying in UK and close Europe. If you think one might fit the bill for your Production then give us a call to discuss!

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4th December 2018

Both bf108s together, G-OTME & G-ETME s/no 197 & 274. Some engineering templating going on over the next couple of months to get G-OTME over the finish line. #bf108, #me108, #avgeek, #avgeeks https://t.co/jXF4Z6vd6M

1st December 2018

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30th November 2018

RT @AwardsDarwin: Before GoPros there was the GoBro. https://t.co/AtlsmqR06A

30th November 2018

@smeebatics⁩ leading the BBMF at Fairford in the Bf108. Was that160 mph or knots? #ThrowbackThursday, #avgeeks, #avgeek, #bf108 https://t.co/gZwxSC6TcE

29th November 2018

Arh, happy memories of sunny days with you holding your BUTX close to me... #avgeek, #avgeeks, #bf108, me108 https://twitter.com/smeebatics/status/1068144002397073409

29th November 2018

Mr McIntyre making a complete joke of one of our sets... https://twitter.com/McInTweet/status/1066009904471859200

26th November 2018

Had a weekend test fitting for the Bf108. We’re going to steal an idea from a German example. Original instruments but with a modern stack of EFIS and radios hidden in the glove boxes. Found an original set of Messerschmitt lap straps for refurb! #avgeek #avgeeks #bf108 #me108 https://t.co/6cFqNnbmf7

19th November 2018

Nice to be part of something nice. Our second Starship 1 build of the year! Still a few weeks left if you want to be the hattrick? #ukfilm John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018 - #EltonJohnLewis 🎹 https://youtu.be/mNbSgMEZ_Tw via @YouTube

15th November 2018

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13th November 2018

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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