Manufacturer: North American

Model: unknown

Name: Trailblazer

Type: Fighter


Status: Demonstrator

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force (evaluation)

Designation: none


The North American Trailblazer represents a alternate evolution of the famed P-51 Mustang, a multipurpose combat aircraft that could have served as a COIN aircraft or a cheap fighter (possibly recycling some of the many remaining Mustang airframes after the war).

It sports the radial engine of the later T-28 Trojan trainer from the same company, and the small rounded chine ahead of its fin is inspired by one of their unbuilt MX-1962 trainer proposals. The slogans and logos are all from authentic North American ads of that era, except for the "Trailblazer" name and logo, which I snatched from some automobile ad...

Viewers' comments:
  • Brilliant addition to the Mustang family, thanks! (Tophe2)

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