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P-51D Mustang “Red Tails”

32.0k Strikefighter04  8 days ago

About

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, North American Aviation’s P-51 Mustang was the first U.S. built fighter airplane to push its nose over Europe after the fall of France. Mustangs met and conquered every German plane from the early Junkers to the sleek, twin-jet Messerschmitt 262s.

Although first designed for the British as a medium-altitude fighter, the Mustang excelled in hedge-hopping strafing runs and long-range escort duty. It made a name for itself by blasting trains, ships and enemy installations in Western Europe and by devastating Axis defenses before the Allied invasion of Italy.
The Mustang was the first single-engine plane based in Britain to penetrate Germany, first to reach Berlin, first to go with the heavy bombers over the Ploiesti oil fields in Romania, escorted by Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen, and first to make a major-scale, all-fighter sweep specifically to hunt down the dwindling Luftwaffe.

One of the highest honors accorded to the Mustang was its rating in 1944 by the Truman Senate War Investigating Committee as “the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence.”
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC), a precursor of the U.S. Air Force. Trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in (Sweet Home) Alabama, they flew more than 15,000 individual sorties in P-51 Mustangs, painted with Red Tails, in Europe and North Africa during World War II. Their impressive performance earned them more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and helped encourage the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces.

Credit Wikipedia / Boeing
For Thecatbaron’s challenge.

Features

  • Realistic performance
  • Tuskegee Airmen “Red Tails” Livery
  • Air superiority firepower

Controls

AG1: Drop tanks
Use trim at low speeds
VTOL for flaps


Credits

Creds to Thecatbaron for the plane, as I am doing this for a challenge. Sorry the auto credit messed up.


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Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 82.0ft (25.0m)
  • Length 82.0ft (25.0m)
  • Height 17.2ft (5.3m)
  • Empty Weight 5,592lbs (2,536kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,426lbs (4,729kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.335
  • Wing Loading 4.8lbs/ft2 (23.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,150.8ft2 (199.8m2)
  • Drag Points 5763

Parts

  • Number of Parts 531
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    1,855 JamesBoA

    @DrunkenRaider like this: #lol

    3 days ago
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    Ty @Strikefighter04

    4 days ago
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    Put # in front of the word, with no space. The more you have, the smaller the text. @DrunkenRaider

    4 days ago
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    Yep, this black letters @Strikefighter04

    4 days ago
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    Idk XD @Elmopilot

    4 days ago
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    In the description? @DrunkenRaider

    4 days ago
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    How did you make that font?

    4 days ago
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    177 Elmopilot

    How are the wings so smooth?

    5 days ago
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    10.2k Brields95

    @Thecatbaron lol I'm already on it. Converting to a P-51C.

    6 days ago
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    10.7k Thecatbaron

    @Brields95 You can just use the original P-51D-15-NA or my newer P-51D-25 if you want to relivery this p-51 model :)

    6 days ago
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    10.2k Brields95

    @Strikefighter04 can you upload a version without the tarmac and orient it straight please? I want to do Lee Archer's bird but that will take a major overhall and I need to be able to nudge on the right vectors.

    +1 6 days ago
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    Will do man! @Awsomur

    6 days ago
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    35.5k Awsomur

    Please tag!
    @Strikefighter04

    6 days ago
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    Thanks, although the plane was originally not mine. I just edited and added stuff. Lol, although I have some of my own builds coming soon! @Awsomur

    6 days ago
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    35.5k Awsomur

    I forgot how good of a builder you are. Smashing work

    6 days ago
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    Sorry man! @Brields95

    7 days ago
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    10.2k Brields95

    I was gonna do this one!

    7 days ago
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    455 Syabil

    Oh man i like movie red tails
    I like the last scene p51 vs me262

    +2 8 days ago
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    24.7k ThePilotDude

    @Strikefighter04 ever seen the movie Red Tails?

    8 days ago
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    33.8k Kimcotupan15

    American bias. Me262 can't rip P-51 wings with 30mm but 51s can with .50 cals lol

    8 days ago
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    3,181 Kungfuevan

    Ok then@Strikefighter04

    8 days ago
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    They did, but I like the look of the D. @Kungfuevan

    8 days ago
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    3,181 Kungfuevan

    I’m pretty sure that the Tuskegee airmen used the p-51B@Strikefighter04

    8 days ago
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    Thanks for the suggestions, and I will try to work on it! @BlasTechIndustries

    8 days ago
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    most of the problems would have been caused by the original creator as most challenges like this dont allow you to change the plane @BlasTechIndustries

    8 days ago
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