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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

General characteristics

* Crew: 1
* Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
* Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
* Height: 13 ft 4?½ in (4.08 m:tail wheel on ground, vertical propeller blade.)
* Wing area: 235 sq ft (21.83 m?²)
* Empty weight: 7,635 lb (3,465 kg)
* Loaded weight: 9,200 lb (4,175 kg)
* Max. takeoff weight: 12,100 lb (5,490 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 ?? Packard V-1650-7 liquid-cooled supercharged V-12, 1,490 hp (1,111 kW) at 3,000 rpm; 1,720 hp (1,282 kW) at WEP
* Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0163
* Drag area: 3.80 sqft (0.35 m?²)
* Aspect ratio:

Performance


* Maximum speed: 437 mph (380 kn, 703 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
* Cruise speed: 362 mph (315 kn, 580 km/h)
* Stall speed: 100 mph (87 kn, 160 km/h)
* Range: 1,650 mi (1,434 nmi, 2,755 km) with external tanks
* Service ceiling: 41,900 ft (12,800 m)
* Rate of climb: 3,200 ft/min (16.3 m/s)
* Wing loading: 39 lb/sqft (192 kg/m?²)
* Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (300 W/kg)
* Lift-to-drag ratio: 14.6
* Recommended Mach limit 0.8





* 6?? 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) M2 Browning machine guns with 1,880 total rounds (400 rounds for each on the inner pair, and 270 rounds for each of the outer two pair)

* 2?? hardpoints for up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs

* 6 or 10?? T64 5.0 in (127 mm) H.V.A.R rockets (P-51D-25, P-51K-10

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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