WWII - P-51D Mustang

Considered by many to be the most beautiful single-seat fighter ever built, the P-51 Mustang had an unusual history. Designed after the Second World War had started, it had the privilege of being one of the rare planes to be used on a very large scale before the end of hostilities. It was the undisputed symbol of American military might and owed its existence to Great Britain which was the first country to use it in large numbers and which gave it its excellent Merlin power plant.

With more than 15,000 aircrafts being built its success was not limited to its two countries of origin, as many as thirty countries in all the continents had great success with the Mustang.