The interior view of the Mustang reveals the engineering that helped win the air war in Europe. The topmost layer is a cross section of the laminar-flow, low-drag airfoil whose curves made the wings the most efficient of the war. The next layer contains the landing gear whose design minimized the landing accidents that the ME 109 and Spitfire were so prone to. The Mustang's landing gear opened out rather than opening in, giving the Mustang a much wider wheel base for landing by tired pilots. The simplicity of the fuselage frame allowed the Mustang to be mass produced in large numbers. The integrated design of the water cooler and oil cooler minimized parasitic drag and actually produced forward thrust at high speeds due to the Meredith effect . The large fuselage fuel tank behind the pilot gave the Mustang the range to reach Berlin. The Rolls-Royce Merlin minimizes the frontal area of the Mustang while generating high horsepower at altitude by placing the intercooler and supercharger behind the engine.
The framed size is 20.5" wide by 8.5" high.
Natural Basswood finish (as pictured) is mounted on a Baltic Blue matte and surrounded by a rich cherry finish frame.
Brass and Steel finishes are mounted on a black matte within a black frame which gives a very contemporary look.
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