P-51 Mustang Chino took these snaps of a P-51 Mustang in flying condition.

Inside the cockpit

North American proposed the P-51 to the RAF (not USAAF) in January 1940 and got the prototype contract 23 May 1940. A prototype was rolled out 102 days later (there had been preliminary design work for a year, but this was very fast!).

The cockpit is a snug fit P-51 Mustang cockpit
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang