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North American P-51 Aircraft
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Stock #: 311036
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
Size: 5" x 7" (12 x 17.75 cm)

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Double American ace Captain Chuck Yeager flew his P-51 Glamorous Glen III with the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group in England, 1944. On his return from the European theater, Yeager was selected for test pilot school and, on graduation, was assigned to Muroc Army Air Base, California. Flying the Bell X-1 rocket plane, Glamorous Glennis, Yaeger achieved an historic first by breaking the sound barrier on October 14, 1947. The books, The Right Stuff and Yeager, touch on what he claims is the secret of his success: "I always managed to live to fly another day." This 1:10 scale model, built by Eddie Chavez, has a 35-inch wingspan