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The P-51D Mustang

Image © Katsuhiko Tokunaga

Image © Katsuhiko Tokunaga

P-51D Mustang Three Side View

P-51D Mustang Three Side View

Aircraft Details –    Ferocious Frankie

  • Max Speed: 505 mph (810 km/h) or Mach 0.77  (when in military service)
  • Max Altitude: 41,900 feet (12,775 m)   (when in military service)
  • Engine: Rolls Royce Merlin 724-1C, V12, 27 litres, 1,760 hp
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
  • Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m) in 3 point attitude
  • Wing area:  235 ft² (21.83 m²)
  • Aspect ratio:  5.83
  • Empty weight: 7,635 lb (3,465 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 9,200 lb (4,175 kg)

Aircraft Details –   P-51D Generic Military Performance Data

  • Max speed: 505 mph (810 km/h) or Mach 0.77
  • Maximum level speed: 437 mph (703 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Cruise speed: 362 mph (580 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)
  • Range: 1,850 mi (2,755 km) with 2x 75 US gal (284 l) drop tanks
  • Range – max ferry: 2,120 mi (3,412 km) with 2x 110 US gal (416 l) drop tanks.
  • Service ceiling: 41,900 ft (12,770 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,510 ft/min (17.8 m/s) at 7,000 ft (2,133 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 12,100 lb (5,490 kg)
  • Wing loading: 39 lb/ft² (192 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (300 W/kg)
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 14.6
  • G limits:  +8 G, -4 G

Armament

  • 6 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns; 400 rounds per inboard gun; 270 per outboard gun
  • 2 × hardpoints for up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs
  • 10 × 5 in (127 mm) rockets