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United States' North American P-51C Mustang fighter, Mustang Mk III

Production

  • North American P-51C / Mustang Mk III: 1,750
    • Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc.
    • Location: Dallas, Texas

Usage

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom received around 1,000 of the Mustang Mk IIIs.

Specifications

  North American P-51C Mustang, Mustang Mk III
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Packard V-1650-3 Merlin
OR Packard V-1650-7
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP -3: 1,595
-7: 1,720
Propeller blades 4
Dimensions  
Span 37'
11.28 m
Length 32' 3"
9.83 m
Height 12' 2"
3.71 m
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed @ 15,000' /
4,570 m
V-1650-3: 424 mph
V-1650-3: 682 kph
Speed @ 30,000' /
9,145 m
V-1650-3: 440 mph
V-1650-3: 708 kph
Climb to 30,000' /
9,145 m
V-1650-3: 12.5 minutes
Service ceiling V-1650-3: 41,800'
V-1650-3: 12,740 m
Range with drop tanks V-1650-3: 1,600 miles
V-1650-3: 2,575 km
Range 2,080 miles
3,347 km
Armament  
Wings 6: 12.7 mm MG

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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