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North American P-51 Mustang

With Data from Erection and Maintenance Manual for P-51D and P-51K, The Great Book of Fighters, Quest for Performance and Wikipedia

Specifications

Armament

P-51 Mustangs of the 375th Fighter Squadron, Eighth Air Force mid-1944

Role: Fighter
National origin: United States
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
First flight: 26 October 1940
Introduction: 1942
Status: Retired from military service 1984, still in civil use
Primary users: United States Army Air Forces, Royal Air Force, Chinese Nationalist Air Force, numerous others (see below)
Number built: More than 15,000
Unit cost: US$50,985 in 1945
Variants: North American A-36, Rolls-Royce Mustang Mk.X, Cavalier Mustang
Developed into: North American F-82 Twin Mustang, Piper PA-48 Enforcer, Rolls-Royce Mustang Mk.X

Model NA-73 et NA-83 NA-91 NA-97 NA-99 NA-104 NA-109 NA-126
USAAF designation XP-51 P-51 A-36A P-51A P-51B & C P-51D P-51H
RAF designation Mustang I Mustang IA - Mustang II Mustang III Mustang IV -
Wingspan 11,28 m 11,28 m 11,28 m 11,28 m 11,28 m 11,28 m 11,28 m
Lenght 9,83 m 9,83 m 9,83 m 9,83 m 9,83 m 9,83 m 10,16 m
Height 3,73 m 3,73 m 4,16 m 4,16 m 3,37 m
Wing area 21,65 m2 21,65 m2 21,65 m2 21,65 m2 21,65 m2 21,65 m2 21,65 m2
Empty weight 3 000 kg 3 000 kg 3 000 kg 3 000 kg 3 380 kg 3 466 kg 3 193 kg
Maxi takeoff weight 4 000 kg 5 080 kg 5 493 kg 5 221 kg
Armament 4 x 12,7mm et 4 x 7,62mm 4 x 20mm 6 x 12,7mm 4 x 12,7mm 4 x 12,7mm 6 x 12,7mm 6 x 12,7mm
Maxi speed - - - 628 km/h 708 km/h 703 km/h 785 km/h
Max ceiling 12 770 m 12 770 m
Max range 2 000 km 2 575 km 2 655 km 1 886 km
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