Tribute to US troops in World War II air combat ace Ford Mustang

Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture aviation event Since 1992, Ford every year in the United States, held in Oshkosh, WIsconsin launched a special work with the aviation theme, and with the opening of thIs year’s EAA Air Show, Ford they dIsclosed the theme of thIs year’s Mustang Cars.

thIs by Ford and Roush Performance teamed up to launch the “Old Crow” Mustang, Mustang GT Is the latest on the basIs of build come, and take thIs to the US Army Air Corps during World War II air combat ace Clarence Emil “Bud” Anderson tribute. That in the European theater of the 8th Air Force 357 Wing fighter squadron during the first 363 in November 1943 to January 1945, responsible for driving the P-51D-10-NA Mustang fighter to escort B-17 bombers, in perform 116 mIssions during 480 combat hours and made more than 16 air combat victories. After the war continue to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Edwards served as a test pilot, flight test over 130 kinds of various types of military aircraft, accumulated more than 7500 hours flight time. (PS:. ThIs guy had played in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, although our point of view he was involved in war unjust, but he can not deny the contribution of World War II has achieved in them) and then in the service at least 25 after years above the rank of retired school, and was inducted into the US national aviation Hall of Fame Hall of Fame in 2008, the national Aeronautics. Outer

Car “Old Crow” Mustang addition to its name from “Bud” Anderson plane during World War II P-51D Mustang fighter, the same body painting color Is also based on the first 363 fighter squadron based Car body also has the same number 414450 B6-S, while Ford’s brand logo was replaced by the US eighth Air Force eighth Air Force team logo. And he also switched to RoushRadiator grille, the hood having custom cooling holes, a front spoiler Ford Performance, Roush rear diffuser, from the Mustang Shelby GT500 tail and tail section of the exhaust gas inspired Mustang P-51 fighter.

and in the interior of the vehicle, thIs Car “Old Crow” Wild horses could also installed a military green wrapped dashboard, wrapped in brown leather adjustable Car seat, of Sparco four-point seat belt, the transmIssion lever and the door handle red, above the glove box and added to the word P-51.

As for power, the Car “Old Crow” Mustang was based on two Mustang GT equipped with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine upgrade, the installation of Ford Performance and developed in cooperation with Roush TVS R2650 supercharger system, with Roush Performance air intake system, X Pie middle of the exhaust system and Ford Performance initiative variable back-pressure exhaust system, so that after some upgrades maximum horsepower to 710 levels. The hood also uses green army style, while the collector tank also has a “Bud” Anderson’s Autographed.

In addition, Car “Old Crow” Mustang chassIs side places the original Mustang GT some MagneRide active suspension based, put Roush 20-inch forged alloy wheels and size 275 / 30R20 high-performance tires ExtremeContact horse Cards, thIs way handling also reached a very good level.

In fact over the years, the Ford Mustang to create a theme or F-150 vehicles not only attract people eyes, more EAA Gathering of Eagles of the Young Eagles training program raIsed a lot of public moneySo far it has raIsed more than $ 3.5 million. ThIs particular upcoming “Old Crow” Mustang Is no exception, except that Will be unveiled during thIs year’s EAA air show outside, The Gathering Will be planted in the auction held on July 25 were public auction.