Cavalier F-51D Mustang Mk 2. A photo. Characteristic.
Cavalier F-51D Mustang Mk 2. A photo. Characteristic.

Cavalier F-51D Mustang Mk 2. A photo. Characteristic.


A type: Single-engine fighter

CrewOne pilot (double control)

The plane "Mustang" Mk 2 (12 kW), respectively (to 2) company "Cavalir" was created on the basis of the classic American fighter of the Second World War. The Mustang plane of the Cavalier was born from the idea of ​​a newspaper tycoon from Florida David Breed Lindsay Jr. to remodel the R-51 airplanes that have been released from military service into high-flying administrative aircraft capable of flying in almost all weather conditions. The first to be modified in this way were former P-51D Royal Air Force aircraft of Canada, which at the end of the 1950 beginning of the 1960-X were completely redesigned by Trans Florida Aviation, owned by Lindsay. Each Mustang aircraft was converted into a twin, with improved sound insulation of the cabin, new equipment and advanced communications and navigation equipment.

In 1961, Lindsay started offering five modifications of the Cavalier Mustang (750, 1200, 1500, 2000 and 2500) on the market, each differing mainly in its flight range. Quickly selling out the former RAF aircraft of Canada, he expanded his business and began to buy other vacant gliders and aircraft assemblies. In 1966, the US Department of Defense decided that the Cavalier Mustang would ideally be suitable for "friendly" countries in South America in their fight against the insurgents, and ordered the reworking of some undisclosed number of Mustang aircraft as part of the Project Project Peace Condor »(Project Peace Condor).

These aircraft were distinguished by the 620 powered Merlin engines taken from the C-546M transport aircraft that had served in the Royal Canadian Air Force with a higher keel (as for the standard Cavalier civil aircraft), reinforced for more suspension points by the wing and outboard fuel tanks At its ends. The customers of the "new" aircraft were Bolivia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, possibly Haiti and Guatemala, and Indonesia. The last converted Mustang was finally decommissioned (withdrawn from the Dominican Republic's Air Force - Fuerza Aerea Dominicana) in 1984.

Basic data


  • Length: 9,81 m
  • Wingspan: 12,1 m
  • Height: 4,51 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 3466 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 4762,8 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 731,2 km / h
  • Range: 3200 km

Power point: "Packard» V-1650-7 (aircraft F-51D) and "Merlin» 620 (aircraft "Kevelir» «Mustang» Mk 2) Power: 1590 l. from. (1186,14 kW) and 1725 l. from. (1285,12 kW), respectively

Date of first flight:

  • December 1967 years

The surviving airworthy modifications: F-51D, TF-51D and "Kevelir» «Mustang» Mk 2