Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force

P-51 Gunfighter


The Gunfighter was built in the Inglewood, California North American plant and accepted into the USAAF in March, 1945. That month, it was shipped to England, where it was assigned to the famous ‘Mighty Eighth’ Air Force. In July of 1945, after the War ended in Europe, it was returned to the U.S. and assigned to Olmstead Field in Pennsylvania. In 1947 it was transferred to the Air National Guard and it thereafter served with units in Wyoming, New Mexico, Illinois and Kentucky. In 1956 it was declared surplus and sold on the civilian market.

Specifications (P-51D)

  • Engine: One 1,695-hp Packard Merlin
  • Weight: Empty 7,125 lbs.
  • Max Takeoff: 12,100 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 437 mph
  • Ceiling: 41,900 ft.
  • Range: 1300 miles
  • Production: 15,386
  • Flying Today: 150 (approx.)

Flights on this plane

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  • Riders Must be at Least 12 years of Age to Ride.
  • ​Riders Between the Age of 12 -17 years Must Have a Legal Guardian Present at Time of Check-in.
  • The rider must be under 6’2″ and weigh less than 275 pounds.