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2017-08-17











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NORTH AMERICAN  P-51D  Mustang

 
The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 
 
  See also : AAC Data Sheet
 
Illustrations :
 
 
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Introduction
   
One of the most popular WW2 fighters, the Mustang played a major role during the war, especially in Europe and it was one of the WW2 types which saw action during the Korean War.  It was widely exported after the war, and as such the P-51D is unavoidable, even if its operational life time has to be somewhat cheated for several operators.
  

Operators QTY ID Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
France 26 P51D Mustang 1945 1952                        
New Zealand 30 P51D Mustang 1945 195+                        
Indonesia xx P51D Mustang 1949 195+                        
Italy 48 P51D Mustang 1948 1953                        
Philippines xx P51D Mustang 194+ 195+                        
Korea xx P51D Mustang 1952 195+                        
South Africa 95 P51D Mustang 1944 1953 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> cheat
Sweden 48 P51D Mustang/J26 1945 1952 25 (1953)                  
Sweden 90 P51D Mustang/J26 1947 1952 42 (1953)                  
Sweden 21 P51D Mustang/J26 1948 1952 26 (1953)                  
Sweden 49 P51D Mustang/J26 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> cheat
Sweden (17) P51D Mustang/S26 1949 1954 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> cheat
Switzerland 130 P51D Mustang 1948 1957 >> 1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> cheat
Australia 216 P51D Mustang 1945 1959 >> >> >> 1959                
Uruguay 25 P51D Mustang 1947 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> cheat
Canada 130 P51D Mustang 1947 1961 >> >> >> >> >> 1961            
Nicaragua 44 P51D Mustang 1955 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963        
Cuba 3 P51D Mustang 1947 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963        
Costa Rica 4 P51D Mustang 1955 1964 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1964      
Guatemala 29 P51D Mustang 1945 1974 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Haiti 10 P51D Mustang 1950 1976 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Bolivia 26 P51D Mustang 1947 1977 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
Dominican R. 42 P51D Mustang 1953 1984 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Only the "D" variant is thus at stake as far as AAC is concerned.

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Specifications
   
The specs of various late P-51 variants are outlined below, with only the late "D" (Korean War) being of interest here.

The gun ammunition boxes
The amount of ammuntions isn't the same for all guns when 6 guns were intalled, neither was it when 2 guns were removed (400rpg + 500 rpg, falsely illustrated with 400 rpg for the P-51H).   As far as AAC is concerned, we shall stick with the original 6 guns setup

The MTOW in AAC
With AAC referring to a slightly different mass ratio for fuel and ammunition, weights are thus re-calculated the AAC way.  This is not fully consistent with reality naturally, and it will have the following implications :
The AAC P-51D will respect the original 12,100 lbs MTOW
The AAC P-51D will combine bombs or fuel under the wing pylons and HVAR rockets withing that limit
Players will be able, like on any other aircraft, to modify various load factors :
  total amount of ammuntions (a secondary standard will be 267 rpg for all 6 guns)
  total amount of internal fuel
  bomb size (110lb, 250lb, 500lb, 750lb, 1000lb)
  number and type of HVAR rockets (eg: only 4, as illustrated in the table)

The Engine in AAC
Considering engine standardization within AAC, it may be that the "engine" associated with this design will differ slightly in power output (eg: standard "Merlin" values).  Then, it could also be that the V1650.7 specs will apply to all "Merlin" powered aircrafts.   More about this when the list of "AAC aircraft engines" will be finalized.

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Main P-51 Variants P-51D   MTOW in   P-51H  
Length 32'03.000"       33'04.000"  
Span 37'00.250"       37'00.250"  
Height 8'08.000"       11'01.000"  
Weight: empty 7125 lbs   7125.lbs   6585 lbs  
Weight: CREW     200.lbs      
Engine V1650.7       V1650.9  
Power: 1450.hp       1380 hp  
Power:extra 1695.hp       2218 hp  
Propeller : 11'02"          
Speed:max 380.kn       425.kn  
Speed: landing 87.kn          
Climb.rate 3465 ft/min       3500ft/min  
Ceiling 41900 ft       41900 ft  
Fuel:   92 USgal × 2 Wings 153 gal       153 gal  
Fuel:   85 USgal fuselage (H=50) 71 gal       42 gal  
Fuel: 269 USgal internal > 224 gal   1702 lbs   195 gal  
Gun:ANM2/.50cal-1:inner 2×400 rpg   203 lbs   2×400 rpg  
Gun:ANM2/.50cal-2:central 2×270 rpg   137 lbs   2×400 rpg  
Gun:ANM2/.50cal-3:outer 2×270 rpg   137 lbs   //  
Weight: COMBAT 10100 lbs   9504.lbs   9500 lbs  
Pylon:wings : 2 × 1000 lbs or 2000 lbs   2000 lbs      
Pylon:wings Fuel:various or   AND      
HVAR:wings : 10 × 5"HM 1400 lbs 4×HVAR 560 lbs      
Weight: MTOW 12100 lbs   12064.lbs   11500 lbs  
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75-Gallon WWII Drop Tanks
- P-51D-5-NA 44-14017 (Navy modified)
- P-51D-30-NA 44-74543 "Geraldine" (stock)
75-Gallon WWII Drop Tanks & 5” HVAR Rockets
- P-51D-30-NA 44-75025 “Shangri-La”
- P-51D-30-NT 45-11513 “Royal New Zealand Air Force”
Two 500 lb. Bombs & 5” HVAR Rockets
- FJ-1D Seahorse
- P-51D-25-NT 44-84489 “Royal Australian Air Force No. 77 Squadron”
- P-51D-30-NT 45-11471 “South African Air Force No. 2 Squadron.”
- F-51D-25-NT 44-84602 “Little Beast II”
- F-51D-30-NA 44-74692 “Korean Air Force – “By Faith I Fly!”
110-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks
- F-51D-25-NT 45-11489 “109th FIS Minnesota ANG”
110-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks & 5” HVAR Rockets
- P-51D-30-NA 44-74423 “RCAF No. 442 Squadron.”
165-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks
- F-51D-20-NA 44-72197 “192nd FBS Iceland”
- P-51D-30-NA 44-74452 “Ex-Guatemalan AF”
165-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks & 5” HVAR Rockets
- RF-51D-25-NT 44-84837 “Little Lynn”