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United States' North American P-51K Mustang fighter, Mustang Mk IV

Design

The P-51K had a Aeroproducts propellar.

Production

The P-51K was only produced at the Dallas plant.

Usage

Royal Air Force (RAF)

The RAF received 594 P-51Ks.

Specifications

  North American P-51K Mustang, Mustang Mk IV
Type Fighter bomber
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Packard V-1650-7 Merlin
Cylinders V 12
Cooling  
HP 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 @ 5,000' /
1,525 m
395 mph
636 kph
Speed @ 25,000' /
7,620 m
437 mph
703 kph
Climb 3,475'/minute
1,059 m/minute
Climb to 20,000' /
6,096 m
7.3 minutes
Service ceiling 41,900'
12,770 m
Range 850 miles
1,368 km
Range - fuel tanks 1,650 miles
2,655 km
Armament  
Wings 6: 0.5" MG
Bombs 2,000 lb
907 kg
OR  
Rockets 6: 5"
6: 127 mm

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
  2. American Attack Aircraft Since 1926, E. R. Johnson, 2012
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site