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The P-51 Mustang is a unique air fighter unit of the American civilization in Civilization VI. It replaces the Fighter.

In the Gathering Storm expansion, the P-51 Mustang requires 1 Aluminum (Civ6) Aluminum to train and 1 Aluminum (Civ6) Aluminum per turn to maintain.

  • Common abilities:
    • May perform Patrols to Intercept incoming enemy aircraft.
  • Special abilities:
    • +5 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength against fighter aircraft.
    • Gains 50% more experience.
  • Special traits:
    • Higher Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength (105 vs. 100) and Civ6RangedStrength Ranged Strength (105 vs. 100).
    • Higher Civ6Movement Movement (10 vs. 8).

StrategyEdit

As the only unique flying unit, the P-51 Mustang allows the Americans to rest easy if a civilization with a strong air force tries to pick a fight with them. It receives a combat bonus against other air fighter units and gains 50% more XP, allowing it to quickly earn Promotion (Civ6) Promotions that make it an even more effective defender. In addition, it can be built without Aluminum (Civ6) Aluminum in vanilla Civilization VI and Rise and Fall, and its superior flight range allows it to travel farther than a standard Fighter in search of a base from which to attack enemy units or cities.

However, the P-51 Mustang is still an air unit, making it easy prey for Battleships and Anti-Air Guns. But thanks to its strength and XP bonuses, it can more easily stand up to enemy units, and even face Brazil's fearsome Minas Geraes if you have enough of them with the right promotions!

Air fighter units, including the P-51 Mustang, cannot be deployed to tiles in the fog of war or in enemy territory even when the tile is within the deploy (Civ6Movement Movement) range of the unit.

Civilopedia entryEdit

With the coming of WW2, it was quickly apparent that America’s fighter aircraft were obsolete and not-up-to-snuff against the German and Japanese fighters, so the United States sold the old planes to the British and Russians and developed the P-51 “Mustang.” Designed to specifications supplied by the British Purchasing Commission as a long-range, high-altitude, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber and bomber escort – able to outperform the best Luftwaffe fighters above 15,000 feet and outlast the Japanese fighters – the prototype was unveiled in September 1940. By 1943, Mustangs were in service on every American front, knocking the enemy out of the skies with abandon. Even with the advent of jet fighters, the old warbird served during the Korean War as a fighter-bomber. Afterward, those that weren’t scrapped were sold as surplus, most of which were converted for the obscure sport of air racing or restored for the obscure spectacle of air shows.

TriviaEdit

  • The markings on the P-51 Mustang's model are the same as those of the "Red Tails" squadron of the Tuskegee Airmen.
  • The bubble canopy and six wing mounted guns denote that the model is based on the most famous and numerous P-51 model, the P-51D.

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