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

Production

  • North American P-51C / Mustang Mk III: 1,7505
    • Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc.5
    • Location: Dallas, Texas5

Usage

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom received around 1,000 of the Mustang Mk IIIs.5

Specifications

  North American P-51C Mustang1,2,3,4,5, Mustang Mk III2,4,5
Type Fighter4
Crew 14
Engine (Type) Packard V-1650-3 Merlin4
OR Packard V-1650-74
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP -3: 1,5954
-7: 1,7204
Propeller blades 44
Dimensions  
Span 37'4
11.28 m4
Length 32' 3"4
9.83 m4
Height 12' 2"4
3.71 m4
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed @ 15,000' /
4,570 m
V-1650-3: 424 mph4
V-1650-3: 682 kph4
Speed @ 30,000' /
9,145 m
V-1650-3: 440 mph4
V-1650-3: 708 kph4
Climb to 30,000' /
9,145 m
V-1650-3: 12.5 minutes
Service ceiling V-1650-3: 41,800'4
V-1650-3: 12,740 m4
Range with drop tanks V-1650-3: 1,600 miles4
V-1650-3: 2,575 km4
Range 2,080 miles2
3,347 km2
Armament  
Wings 6: 12.7 mm MG2

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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