Common questions

Which is better P-51 or P-47?

Which is better P-51 or P-47?

The P-51 is noticeably faster than the P-47, however sacrifices range for speed. Both Republic Aviation and North American Aviation made around the same amount of P-47s and P-51s, meaning that if the two types were to ever fly against one another, neither aircraft would have a numbers advantage.

What does P stand for in p51 Mustang?

More than 15,000 rolled off North American Aviation assembly lines in California and Texas during World War II. The “P” stood for pursuit. It was the first long-range fighter escort, thanks to external fuel tanks, for bombers traveling from England to drop ordnance over Germany.

Did the p51h see combat?

Though the P-51H was first flown during February of 1945 and it was in production before the end of the war, the P-51H never saw combat. A few squadrons in the Pacific received P-51Hs and were preparing for operational missions but the type never saw operational use in combat.

What p51 did the Red Tails fly?

P-51C Mustang
The Red Tail Squadron, part of the non-profit Commemorative Air Force (CAF), known as the Red Tail Project until June 2011, maintains and flies a World War II era North American P-51C Mustang.

Which is better Spitfire or Mustang?

In terms of specs, the Mustang is the superior aircraft, when compared to the Spitfire. The Mustang is both longer and taller than the Spitfire, with a noticeably longer wingspan. The Mustang was also much quicker than the Spitfire, with a much longer combat range.

What did the Japanese call the P 38?

the fork-tailed devil
The nicknames. They once called the plane the fork-tailed devil, while the Japanese dubbed them, two planes, one pilot.

What engine was in the P-51 Mustang?

Packard V-1650 Merlin
North American P-51 Mustang/Engine types

What’s the difference between a Mustang and a P-51C?

No single structural part interchangeable with earlier North American P-51 Mustang models. New low-drag laminar-flow wing section, new wing plan, improved fuselage and radiator fairing contours, new lightened engine-mounting and landing-gear, substitution of heat exchanger for oil radiator, simplified hydraulic system and cockpit layout, etc.

When did the Japanese get the P-51 Mustang?

Starting in late 1943, Japanese pilots encountered a new enemy: the P-51 Mustang. Despite some early successes, it quickly became evident that the new fighter was a deadly opponent.

Is there a 85 gallon tank in a P-51 Mustang?

The P-51C model flew 3 months later. In search of even more range, an 85 gallon fuselage tank was installed behind the pilot’s seat. This began with the P-51B-7NA (taken from -5 line) and the P-51C-3NT versions (taken from the -1 line).

How to paint a Kp 1 / 72 P-51B Mustang?

The four page full colour instructions begin with a short history, parts plan, 14 build diagrams and the third paint and decal option on the last page. They are a little confusing in some areas. Part 42 is shown in the painting guide but no mention is made of what it is or where it goes on the model.