A-36 Apache is a derivative of the P-51A Mustang
or Mustang I as it was known in RAF service.
The A-36 was designed as a dive-bomber version
of the famed fighter that was designed by North
American engineers in a mere 90 days. Employing
wing-mounted dive brakes and powered by the
low-altitude optimized Allison V-12, the A-36
saw only limited use in USAAF and RAF inventories.
A-36 Apache owned by the Collings Foundation
is one of two flying in the world and one of three in existence. The Foundation's A-36 was awarded Grand Champion at EAA's 2012 AirVenture Oshkosh.