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SoFFAAM Talk - 'Rod Dean and the development of the North American P51 Mustang': 29th September 2022

SoFFAAM Talk - 'Rod Dean and the development of the North American P51 Mustang'

Event 

The North American Mustang was designed and built to meet a request issued by the Royal Air Force for a fighter supplied from America. The contract was issued direct to North American, not through the U S Government, and the prototype was completed in only 102 days from contract signing – but it was nearly 8 weeks later before it flew on 26 October 1940.

The first production Mustangs, to an R.A.F. order, were powered by the Allison V-1710 engine. This engine has been much maligned over the years because of its perceived poor performance at altitude, particularly when compared with the Packard licence built Merlin engine which powered later Mustangs. However, the truth about the Allison engine is far more positive than its reputation and within its target area of operation, mainly in the low level role, the Allison Mustang excelled.
 
All these points, and many others relating to the outstanding Mustang will be fully explored in the Mustang talk which will focus on the technical development of the aircraft rather than its operational roles.
 

Date and Time

Thursday 29th September

Talk commences at 7:30pm
 

Tickets 

Tickets cost £6 per head on the door (£4 via Zoom), you do not have to be a member of SOFFAAM to attend.

Numbers limited so please book in advance.
 
Tickets available to buy at the end of August 2022.
 

Further Details

For more information and to book, please visit the SOFFAAM website.
Please note that the Museum does not administrate bookings for SOFFAAM talk evenings

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