P-51 Mustang

This is a post for my father who passed away a year ago today. I miss him so much and think of him often. As an aerospace engineer, he always had a love for aircraft and we shared many experiences together enjoying airshows and watching plans land and take-off for hours from LAX. This is typically not the type of thing that I sketch, but the P-51 Mustang was one of our favorite planes from WWII. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation that my father worked for over 40 years.  The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed. Daniel Smith watercolors in a 6″ x 8″ Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.

2015-02-04-P51 Mustang

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4 thoughts on “P-51 Mustang

  1. Lisa Jacques February 5, 2015 / 5:11 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!

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  2. Chris Mangiocca February 9, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Nice post! CHRIS MANGIOCCA J B D ○ J G A

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  3. Mark Palazio February 10, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Kyle loves this one!

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