Bushby MM II Midget-Mustang

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Bushby
Markings
Richard McMurry, Tucson, Arizona, 1983
Designation
MM II
Registration
N53RM
Serial Number
581

Bushby MM II Midget-Mustang

Dave Long, an engineer with the Piper Company, introduced the original Midget Mustang in 1948. It was intended as a factory production aircraft, but the expected market never developed. Nevertheless, the design quickly became popular with homebuilders. In 1959, Robert Bushby bought the rights to the aircraft and took over producing the plans and kits. In 1963 he began design of a modified version with two-seats called the Mustang II. This version retained the original’s racing inspired design and performance while increasing the plane’s carrying capacity. Since its formal introduction in 1965 homebuilders around the world have built over 400 Mustang II aircraft.

Specifications
Wingspan 24 ft 2 in
Length 19 ft 6 in
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 1,702 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 200 mph
Service Ceiling N/A
Engines 1 Lycoming O-320 with 160 horsepower
Crew 2