P-51 Mustang

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The P-51 Mustang changed the course of World War II by escorting Allied long-range bombers farther into German-held territory than they had ever been able to fly safely. The “Dakota Kid II” is named for a Mustang that flew over Europe beginning in 1944.

Source/ more information: Texas Flying Legends Museum

Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Erickson Aircraft Collection, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iOS and Android. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.

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