Best close-air ground support weapon in our arsenal. Was privileged to watch these awesome machines fly during early testing days. And go to training at Fairchild training center Long Island New York to work on them.
The Republic Thunderbolt. A fantastic plane in its own right. It was heavy, built like a tank, hard to shoot down - but it used two gallons of fuel every minute. It therefore didn't have the range of the Mustang.