phantom rendering of P-51D

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is on everyone's short list as the best overall fighter plane of WWII. While the definitive version was the P-51D, yeomans' service was performed by the P-51B/C models — the same plane and same revision level, but built at different plants.
The two Design Analysis articles, [ PDF, 16 MiB ], one from Aviation [ HTML ], and one from Industrial Aviation [ HTML ], both deal primarily with the P-51B/C, as do our wallpaper images.
Another design article, from Air Tech, [ HTML ], describes the original, Allison-engined P-51. An example plane in one of the illustrations is a P-51-2.

Other cutaways were not in color, but remain instructive:

An ad in the November, 1944, Air News shows a color phantom rendering of the P-51D.

Being American, photogenic and effective, the Mustang was featured in a number of articles: