Dago Red in flight

Historic WWII P-51 Mustang Fighter Plane

Aviation and history fans will recognize the P-51 Mustang as a North American, single-seat fighter plane used during World War II, the Korean War and many other conflicts. In fact, the P-51 Mustang is one of the most accomplished planes in aviation and military history, having claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft.

The owners of Dago Red turned to ShapeFidelity for assistance in modeling and analyzing a resurrected P-51 Mustang. Without design documentation, the Dago Red team needed assistance in assembly, testing and analysis of their historic fighter plane.

Shape Fidelity scanned the P-51 aircraft and used the data to develop CAD models of the components and the complete assembly. These models were then used for an array of tests including virtual wind tunnel analysis, aerodynamic studies, continuity, stress analysis and more.