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P-51D Mustang “Red Tails”

35.5k Strikefighter04  2 months ago

Role : Pursuit Fighter
Manufacturer : North American
Status : Retired
Primary User : US Army Air Corps, US Air Force
Number Built : More than 15,000


History
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


Activation Groups
1. Drop tanks


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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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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    5,391 Bearclaw189

    I didn’t even know you made this

    4 days ago
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    This is a really good mustang!

    17 days ago
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    you have to watch the movie of the event

    one month ago
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    3,820 JamesBoA

    @DrunkenRaider like this: #lol

    one month ago
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    Ty @Strikefighter04

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

    one month ago
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    Yep, this black letters @Strikefighter04

    one month ago
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    Idk XD @Elmopilot

    one month ago
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    In the description? @DrunkenRaider

    one month ago
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    How did you make that font?

    one month ago
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    177 Elmopilot

    How are the wings so smooth?

    one month ago
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    10.6k Brields95

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

    2 months ago
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    15.7k 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 :)

    2 months ago
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    10.6k 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 2 months ago
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    Will do man! @Awsomur

    2 months ago
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    36.2k Awsomur

    Please tag!
    @Strikefighter04

    2 months 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

    2 months ago
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    36.2k Awsomur

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

    2 months ago
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    Sorry man! @Brields95

    2 months ago
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    10.6k Brields95

    I was gonna do this one!

    2 months ago
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    1,374 Syabil

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

    +2 2 months ago
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    26.4k ThePilotDude

    @Strikefighter04 ever seen the movie Red Tails?

    2 months ago
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    38.8k Kimcotupan15

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

    +1 2 months ago
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    3,395 Kungfuevan

    Ok then@Strikefighter04

    2 months ago
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    They did, but I like the look of the D. @Kungfuevan

    2 months ago
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