North American P-51A 'Mustang'

  Manufacturer:North American

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  Base model:P-51
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1947
  Basic role:Pursuit
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  Length: 32' 3" 9.8 m
  Height:12' 2" 3.7 m
  Wingspan: 37' 11.3 m
  Wingarea: 235.0 sq ft 21.8 sq m
  Max Weight: 9,000 lb 4,081 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Allison V-1710-81
  Horsepower (each): 1200

  Range: 450 miles 724 km
  Max Speed: 390 mph 628 km/h 339 kt
  Ceiling: 31,350 ft 9,555 m

Known serial numbers
43-6003 / 43-6102, 43-6103 / 43-6157, 43-6158 / 43-6312

Examples of this type may be found at
Planes of Fame, Grand CanyonValleArizona
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia

P-51A on display

Planes of Fame, Grand Canyon


Recent comments by our visitors
 Aaron F. Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
On November 25, 1943, the 530th Fighter-Bomber squadron of the 311th Fighter Group flew the first of the Mustang`s long-range escort missions, using drop tanks to escort B-24 Liberators in an attack on Rangoon, Burma, a round trip of nearly 900 miles.
09/20/2007 @ 16:59 [ref: 17979]
 Aaron F. Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
The Planes of Fame museum in Chino, California, has a P-51A painted in the markings of an RAF Mustang I.
09/20/2007 @ 14:43 [ref: 17977]
 Aaron Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
The first production P-51A flew in February 1943, and a total of 310 production aircraft were built between March and May of that same year. Of these, 35 were modified as photo recon aircraft and redesignated F-6B, 50 went to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as Mustang IIs, and the remaining aircraft served with the USAAF in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during 1943-44.
09/20/2007 @ 12:41 [ref: 17975]
 Aaron F. Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
One of the P-51A photos below features the P-51A in the video game Heroes of the Pacific (which contains several other flyable planes as well). The Mustang in the screenshot features a 4-bladed propeller. However, in real life no Allison engined Mustangs were ever fitted with a 4-bladed propeller.
08/20/2007 @ 19:54 [ref: 17696]


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