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North American P-51 B Mustang

6,074 AntonWings  10 days ago

[About NorthAmerican P-51 B Mustang]


Wikipedia
The P-51 Mustang is an American escort fighter during WW2.
At the beginning of WW2, Britain and France procured military aircraft from the United States. The British asked North American to produce the Curtiss P-40 under license. North American responded by offering to supply its own fighter aircraft. The British agreed, and development began on the NA-73X.
The prototype NA-73X was completed in an astonishing 102 days from the signing of the contract, made its first flight on October 26, 1940, and was adopted as the Mustang I by the Royal Air Force.
The U.S. Army Air Forces also introduced it as the P-51 A. The A model performed well at low altitudes, which led to the development of the A-36 dive bomber type. However, the P-51 A lacked high-altitude performance because it was equipped with an Allison engine with an inadequate supercharger. Therefore, it was planned to install the Merlin engine, which was also being produced under license in the U.S. at the time. The P-51 B/C was developed after design changes such as air intakes. This gave the Mustang good high-altitude performance and a long range. The D model, with its omni-directional canopy and reinforced armament, would go on to become the "best fighter of World War II.

[About the work]
The cockpit is roughly reproduced.
I have not verified this because I do not have Simple Planes VR. Sorry.
Special Thanks to:
·JustLookingForFriends and Bryan5...they suggested me to make a P-51. (To Bryan5, please wait a little longer for the D model)
·vcharng...I used the FunkyTree formula of his work for the landing gear door. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him.

[Controls]
AG2:Landing Light
AG3:CanopyWindows
AG4:Canopy
Trim: Elevator trim
VTOL:Flaps

1:Throttle
2:Landing Gear Lever
3:Elevator Trim wheel
4:Flap Lever
5:Canopy
6:CanopyWindows
7:Landing Light
8:Brake Lever
[Screenshots]

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 37.0ft (11.3m)
  • Length 32.2ft (9.8m)
  • Height 12.6ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 8,749lbs (3,968kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,882lbs (4,029kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.191
  • Wing Loading 33.3lbs/ft2 (162.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 266.4ft2 (24.8m2)
  • Drag Points 2006

Parts

  • Number of Parts 572
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,159
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    6,074 AntonWings

    @AnHNWhiteCornet
    Thank you! The windows are the part I was particular about :)

    +1 3 days ago
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    Cool plane! I really like the tiny canopy windows

    +2 6 days ago
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    @AntonWings Its ok, it doesn't have to be hun hunter, I'd still adore the P-51D

    +2 6 days ago
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    @BeeBeeBanoBo
    Aah! Yes, okay, you mean this one? Okay, I don't know if I can do it well, but I will try to make it.

    +1 7 days ago
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    @AntonWings For the P-51D, I was referring to a specific plane, Hun Hunter, and the P-51B, thank you for the Reference image!

    +1 7 days ago
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    @BogdanX
    Thank you very much for your kind advice. You are certainly right, if I drop the scale of the wing parts down to 0.1, they will no longer appear to pop out. I will keep this in mind as a reference.

    +2 7 days ago
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    @BeeBeeBanoBo
    Thank you for your comment.
    I am using this image as a reference for this work.
    Do you mean the aircraft of 355 Squadron is the one in this image?

    +3 7 days ago
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    Awesome! I think its a neat plane to be honest. When you release your P-51D, may you give it the camouflage that the 355th you squadron used? Thank you for the P-51B! It seems to be modeled after P-51B 'Ding Hao!'.

    +1 7 days ago
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    @MikuisNOTaboi
    Thanks for your comment!

    +2 8 days ago
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    This is to good

    +1 8 days ago
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    @AntonWings its ok :)

    +1 9 days ago
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    @shipfinder568
    Thanks for following my account. I also understood for the first time how it works, that users without points cannot upvote. Thank you.

    +2 9 days ago
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    @Yourlocalhuman
    Thanks for your comments. I am also pleased that you have tested and evaluated my planes.

    +1 9 days ago
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    @AntonWings i just followed u as a gift :)

    +1 9 days ago
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    @AntonWings sorry i cant upvote it because i dont have any points but thanks for making this masterpiece:)

    +2 9 days ago
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    @AntonWings oh damn man, sorry for that, i already tested your plane and yeah its really good

    +1 9 days ago
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    6,074 AntonWings

    @SemedianIndustries
    Yourlocalhuman's comment made me a little depressed that he didn't give me a good or bad review of my work. In that sense, I thank you for speaking for me.
    @Yourlocalhuman
    I don't mind that you were just stating the facts. However, I am thinking of posting the P-51D next, so instead of pointing out that the plane exists in stock, I would be happy if you would download it, fly it in your skies, rate it if you think it is good, and point out any improvements you think are needed.
    That's all.

    +2 9 days ago
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    @Yourlocalhuman we all know that, we all play the game, that just comes off as dismissive

    +2 10 days ago
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    @SemedianIndustries im just pointing out that there already a stock version of it, duh

    +1 10 days ago
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    @Yourlocalhuman ok, and? People are free to make their own versions

    +1 10 days ago
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    @L0RR3B0RR3
    Thank you for your comment.
    As you pointed out, this aircraft is prone to stall due to rapid pitch-up during low-speed flight. ...I tried various balance adjustments, etc., but it seems they were insufficient. I will try to improve it in my next work.

    +2 10 days ago
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    4,172 L0RR3B0RR3

    wow, really great model, it looks quite realistic and performs well. The only demand is that, when first pitching the aircraft becomes unstable and is liable for stalls.

    +1 10 days ago
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    @shipfinder568
    Thank you for your comment. Thank you for fighting with the plane I built :)

    +1 10 days ago
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    @Dragoranos
    Thank you for your comment. Thank you also for your appropriate remarks on my text. You are correct in pointing out that this is a typo on my part. My apologies.
    I have corrected the notation from "air superiority fighter" to "escort fighter" as you indicated.

    +2 10 days ago
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    14.3k Dragoranos

    And the Mustang is not an air superiority fighter, it was an escort fighter, the concept of an air superiority fighter was only created in the cold war

    +1 10 days ago
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