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United States' North American P-51A Mustang fighter, Mustang Mk II

Design

The P-51A was the last of the Allison powered Mustangs.4

Prototype

The P-51A prototype first flew in February 1943.4

Production

  • North American P-51A:
    • Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc.5

Specifications

  North American P-51A Mustang1,2,3,4,5, Mustang Mk II4
Type Fighter4,5
Crew 14,5
Engine (Type) Allison V-1710-812,3,4,5
Cylinders V 125
Cooling Liquid5
HP 1,2002,3,4,5
Propeller blades 34
Dimensions  
Span 37'4,5
11.28 m4
Length 32' 3"4,5
9.83 m4
Height 12' 2"4,5
3.71 m4
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 8,800 lb5
Performance  
Speed @ 20,000' 390 mph5
Climb  
Service ceiling 31,350'5
Range 750 miles5
Armament 4: MG5
Wings 4: 0.5" MG4
4: 12.7 mm MG3
Bombs 1,000 lb5

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, General Editor: Jim Winchester, 2004
  2. Fighting Aircraft of World War II, Editor: Karen Leverington, 1995
  3. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, General Editor Chris Bishop, 1998
  4. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
  5. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
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