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P-51D-30 Mustang

98.7k WholeLottaBread  11 months ago

F-78 is up
Uses 18 guns on it.

Controls

AG-1 GasCap pops off

AG-2 nothing

AG-3 Fuel tanks deploy
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The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in April 1940 by a design team headed by James Kindelberger of 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.

The Mustang was designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which had limited high-altitude performance in its earlier variants. The aircraft was first flown operationally by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I). Replacing the Allison with a Rolls-Royce Merlin resulted in the P-51B/C (Mustang Mk III) model and transformed the aircraft's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft (4,600 m) (without sacrificing range),[9] allowing it to compete with the Luftwaffe's fighters. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the two-speed two-stage-supercharged Merlin 66, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns.

From late 1943, P-51Bs and P-51Cs (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. 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.

At the start of the Korean War, the Mustang, by then redesignated F-51, was the main fighter of the United Nations until jet fighters, including North American's 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 warbirds and air racing aircraft.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +98 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 41.1ft (12.5m)
  • Length 34.9ft (10.6m)
  • Height 13.9ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight 5,443lbs (2,469kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,977lbs (4,979kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.079
  • Wing Loading 25.7lbs/ft2 (125.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 427.4ft2 (39.7m2)
  • Drag Points 2518

Parts

  • Number of Parts 337
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    @ZeepPlayzYT [what you wanna say] (link) but no spaces

    9 days ago
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    SimplePlanes With P-51D Mustang and dropping fuel tanks

    one month ago
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    <a href="https://simpleplanes.com/a/6NMSTa/P-51D-30-Mustang" style="color: #000000; font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial; text-decoration: underline;" target="_self">SimplePlanes With P-51D Mustang and dropping fuel tanks</a>

    one month ago
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    <a href="http://simpleplanes.com/a/6NMSTa/P-51D-30-Mustang" style="color: P-51D With dropping fuel tank; font-size: 11px;" target="_self">Example Text</a>

    one month ago
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    @Diloph nice

    10 months ago
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    Thanks!@ScorpionSpace

    10 months ago
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    Dang your good at making wwii fighters

    10 months ago
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    Yes, it had torque, the propeller made the aircraft yaw to a certain side, in this case, it’s right, and in any prop plane you have to use some yaw to keep it straight, so it’s kinda realistic p, but maybe a bit too much @TheMachinist

    10 months ago
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    It was a draw, so to speak. Not necessarily a challenge, I just wanted to test two U.S. planes from the war. I also need to mention that when I start speeding down the runway, it has a tendency to yaw right, and I have to yaw left an unusual amount to keep it straight. Did the P-51D-30 have an issue with yaw on takeoff, or is this an unforeseen issue?

    10 months ago
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    So did I like win a challenge “@TheMachinist

    10 months ago
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    The semi-victory of the Corsair was the successful removal of the Mustang's prop engine. The Mustang proved to be a little more maneuverable at high speeds, but it failed at level-flying with an average maximum speed of 215kn. The Corsair held an average level-flying airspeed of 345kn.

    10 months ago
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    Best out of 5 rounds, the F4U-4 Corsair had 4 disqualification and one semi-victory.
    There were 3 crashes into the cliffs from the bad AI, and one mid-air collision when they were zooming at each other from 10nm. I would have to declare it a tie if the Corsair were equipped as it is and unmodified/unaided in (Combat power disabled, bombs still attached). The same goes for the P-51D-30.

    10 months ago
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    Technically, yours and Bogs wins the competition because the winning airplane in a dogfight is whichever one I'm piloting. However, to spice it up, I'll put them against each other and set the autopilot before I load the game.

    10 months ago
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    @TheMachinist so I win?

    10 months ago
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    So, I tested this against Bogdanx's Corsair, and I gotta say that the winner is whichever aircraft is able to damage the other first and be the better pilot (me).

    10 months ago
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    No priblem@Diloph

    11 months ago
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    Haha thanks!@TophatAirkraft

    11 months ago
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    Just sayin the paint job is cooler@Shippy456

    11 months ago
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    I had AG2 somthing and forgot to change it back, so I needed to say that for an empty group@Shippy456

    11 months ago
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    4,349 Shippy456

    REEEeEeEeEEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEEeEeEeEeEEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeEeeEeEEe. You got it? REEeEEeEe. No roasting my pal Hedero. @TophatAirkraft

    11 months ago
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    4,349 Shippy456

    When you need more desc space: Group 2: nothing.

    11 months ago
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    Yeah just pointing out but honestly I think urs is better than hederos@Diloph

    11 months ago
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    Hmm, I guess it can go faster@TophatAirkraft

    11 months ago
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    Yeah it will hit about 250 and stop accelerating and the real p 51 D goes about 400 mph
    @Diloph

    11 months ago
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    @Mostly take of is hard as heck. but yeahh

    11 months ago
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