North American P-51D Mustang

by   5,870 LZPS99 (based on LZPS99's Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil)  4 months ago

-Armed with 6x 0.50 cal guns
-Use trim for stabilize aircraft

-Tips for takeoff : pull up aircraft during takeoff and use rudder for steering

Wikipedia :

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation proposed the design and production of a more modern fighter. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.[5][6]

The Mustang was originally designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which, in its earlier variants, had limited high-altitude performance. It was first flown operationally by the RAF as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I). The addition of the Rolls-Royce Merlin to the P-51B/C model transformed the Mustang's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft, allowing the aircraft to compete with the Luftwaffe's fighters.[7][nb 1] The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2/AN Browning machine guns.[9]

From late 1943, P-51Bs and Cs (supplemented by P-51Ds from mid-1944) were used by the USAAF's Eighth Air Force to escort bombers in raids over Germany, while the RAF's Second Tactical Air Force and the USAAF's Ninth Air Force used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers, roles in which the Mustang helped ensure Allied air superiority in 1944.[10] The P-51 was also used by Allied air forces in the North African, Mediterranean, Italian and Pacific theaters. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft.[nb 2]

At the start of the Korean War, the Mustang was the main fighter of the United Nations until jet fighters, including the F-86, took over this role; the Mustang then became a specialized fighter-bomber. Despite the advent of jet fighters, the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. After the Korean War, Mustangs became popular civilian warbird and air racing aircraft.

Source : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_P-51_Mustang

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 26.5ft (8.1m)
  • Length 28.9ft (8.8m)
  • Height 10.4ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 4,352lbs (1,974kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,869lbs (2,662kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.596
  • Wing Loading 38.8lbs/ft2 (189.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 151.3ft2 (14.1m2)
  • Drag Points 3845

Parts

  • Number of Parts 149
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    5,870 LZPS99

    @JetWondy use rudder to steer

    4 months ago
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    7,518 JetWondy

    It just spins around on takeoff

    4 months ago
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    5,870 LZPS99

    P-51D with Red tails skin here https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/lseB6h/P-51D-Tuskegee-Airmen-Red-Tails-skin

    4 months ago
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    12.4k Luuk2909

    Thank u! I am going to redo mine!

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    12.4k Luuk2909

    Finaly! Someone who knows how to make the airscoop under the aircraft!

    4 months ago
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    44.9k ChaMikey

    damn! this is awesome! great work man!

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    11.6k CRJ900Pilot

    Nose is to long, but good job!

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    41.9k hopotumon

    Good paintjob

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    5,870 LZPS99

    Yay.. im gold now :D

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    5,870 LZPS99

    oh okay.. thank for enlighten me @EternalDarkness

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    @LZPS99 ugh, upvothing is basically saying "thanks for the build". I never thank for upvotes.

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    5,870 LZPS99

    @EternalDarkness oh ok.. i just wanna say thank to everyone for upvoting

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    @LZPS99 no problem. Btw, only the first three people you mention get a notification. I didn't get one, just accidentally stumbled upon a comment below.

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    4,345 Ashley15

    Nice..

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    5,870 LZPS99

    @RAF1
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    Thank you :D

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