1944, Dresden, England. A photo that appears to be staged, shows ground crewmen loading a P-51D Mustang of the 4th Fighter Group, 335 Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force, with ammunition and guns.
The P-51D had six .50 caliber M2/AN Browning machine guns, giving the pilot 30 seconds worth of firing time.
In 1945, one Mustang was worth $50,985. Today, a flyable P-51 can cost over 2 million dollars.