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Ultra Rare P-51H Mustang Coming to AirVenture 2019
May 30, 2019 - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 will see many rare warbirds on site, including Nicholas Coutches's P-51H Mustang. One of only two flyable H-model Mustangs, the airplane will venture to Oshkosh as part of the Mustangs for Bud gathering honoring Col. Bud Anderson. For the first time in recent history, most Mustang variants will be joining us in Fightertown including the P-51B, P-51C, P-51D, P-51H, and the XP-82 Twin Mustang. Attendees can also see EAA's XP-51 Mustang in the EAA Aviation Museum.
First flown in February 1945, the H-model Mustang was basically a clean sheet design, and it shares very few parts with earlier models. More than 500 P-51Hs were built, but none of them saw service in World War II and most ended up with stateside Air National Guard units. Coming in at almost 600 pounds lighter than the D-model Mustang, the H-model was also the fastest production P-51.
See this fighter alongside many others during the Year of the Fighter celebration at AirVenture 2019.