Mustang Designer

Edgar Schmued and the P-51
Author(s): Ray Wagner
Original Publish Date: Dec 02, 2014
Product Number: EB00586002
Released: Dec 02, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781588344281
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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Mustang Designer tells the story of American wartime fighter development, including engines and armaments, as part of a nationwide program of aircraft builders and fliers, focusing on Edgar Schmued, the designer of the Mustang. The P-51 Mustang is widely regarded as the best propeller-driven fighter that ever flew. What many might not realize is that the plane's developer was a German migrant. This book tells of how Schmued created a weapon that would ultimately prove lethal to the aspirations of those who had seized control over his native land.

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