Airmail Greetings helps bring the (NAA) North American Aviation XP-51/G Mustang "Margie Hart" back to the skies where she belongs!
It brings us great joy to announce that we have stepped up to help support John Morgan in one of the most important, and rarest warbird restoration projects in North America today. As direct air support for John, Airmail set out to help bring the vision of "Margie Hart" -- the only surviving XP-51/G Mustang left in existence back to life in an effective and tangible way.
Carefully working through the smallest of details of the "G" variant directly with John, we proudly help launch a vital promotional campaign starting with a beautiful signature illustration of "Margie Hart" along with writing all copy and producing the custom brochure collateral as featured on this page. With this material now in hand, it is our goal to help in the great efforts to see this rare bird fly again soon! We ask you to help support however possible in this important mission to bring this American treasure back to life. Please, take a few minutes to visit John's website and learn more about the XP-51 project at: http://xp51g.com
As told in the brochure, we now share with you to the story of "Margie Hart"...
It is with both pride and utmost conviction to our rich aviation heritage that John Morgan goes gear-up on a vital air mission to rescue a rare piece of American aviation history.
We invite you to take a brief journey back to the not so distant past to a time and place when the consequence of failure was incalculable, and the fate of the entire free world was held in the balance.
We take you back to a critical turning point in 1943. Both designer and test pilots of North American Aviation (NAA) continued pushing the engineering envelope in hot pursuit of the development of the world's fastest and most streamlined P-51 Mustang ever built. The (NAA) team proudly ushered in the birth of the "experimental" test plane XP-51G Mustang. Test pilot for the "G", Robert "Bob" Chilton, set unbroken records in speed and altitude which created a new goal for the Mustang.
Chief designer of the P-51, Edgar Schmued, who worked directly with the RAF, struck a deal to bring back to the (NAA) facility in California, the powerful new 2,200 hp 14 SM Rolls-Royce Merlin engine to be fitted with the 5-bladed, Dowty-Rotol wooden propeller. The designer believed that with this new power plant of an engine, coupled with the lighter, sleeker airframe of the "G", the plane would be incomparable. An agreement was reached. In exchange for two test engines, (NAA) promised the delivery to England of one of the only two XP-51G Mustangs ever built. Edgar Schmued brought two factory-new RM.14 SM Rolls-Royce Merlin engines to the boys back home, thus giving birth to the real-life story of this rare national treasure, tail number 43-3335, the now only surviving XP-51G left in existence.
It was a visiting British engineer sent to the (NAA) plant who first made reference to the lightweight Mustang XP-51G, calling the stripped down aircraft the "Margie Hart" after a gorgeous young stripper in Los Angeles. The nickname stuck.
To learn more about the real life story of the XP-51G, the "Margie Hart", please visit our website: http://xp51g.com
Airmail Greetings proudly salutes our friend, Mr. John Morgan!