I recently flew a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk from World War II (with three kills). It was a beautiful experience in a beautiful plane, but it pales in comparison with the P-51 Mustang. Watch and enjoy this amazing classic airplane porn.
There's something about this plane that goes beyond the sum of its parts. It's combination of sublime design and power made it the most beautiful lethal weapon ever created. And the most beautiful prop plane ever. It's a pleasure to see it photographed in this way, with perfect camera work.