P-51 Mustang Specifications
Model XP-51 P-51A P-51B/C-1 P-51B/C P-51D/K P-51H
Production Count 2 310 650 3738 9600 555
Combat Record 4950 Air Kills, 4131 Ground Kills, 230 V-1 Kills
P-51 Survivors Around 300 P-51s exist today, about half are flying.
Units of Measure feet, pounds, miles per hour, minutes, US gallons
Dimensions / Capacities / Weights
Model XP-51 P-51A P-51B/C-1 P-51B/C P-51D/K P-51H
Length 32.25 32.25 32.25 32.25 32.25 33.33
Height 12.20 12.20 13.67 13.67 13.67 13.67
Wing Span 37.04 37.04 37.04 37.04 37.04 37.04
Fuel Capacity 170 180 180 269 269 255
... with drop tanks 330 330 419 489 475
Empty Weight 6280 6433 6840 6985 7635 7040
Normal Takeoff Weight 8400 8600 9200 9800 10100 9500
Max. Gross Weight 10600 11200 11800 12100 11500
Powerplant
Model XP-51 P-51A P-51B/C-1 P-51B/C P-51D/K P-51H
Manufacturer Allison Allison Rolls-Royce / Packard Rolls-Royce / Packard Rolls-Royce / Packard Rolls-Royce / Packard
Model # V-1710-39 V-1710-39 V-1650-3 V-1650-7 V-1650-7 V-1650-9
CID 1710 1710 1649 1649 1649 1649
Horsepower 1150 1200 1380 1490 1490 1380
War Emergency Power 1620 1720 1720 2270
Performance
Model XP-51 P-51A P-51B/C-1 P-51B/C P-51D/K P-51H
Maximum Speed 382 @ 13k 390 @ 20k 430 @ 25k 439 @ 25k 437 @ 25k 487 @ 25k
Cruise Speed 300 305 325 @ 10k 325 @ 10k 325 @ 10k 325 @ 10k
Climib to 20,000 Feet 0.00 9.10 7.00 6.90 7.30 6.80
Service Ceiling 30 31350 41500 41900 41900 41600
Combat Range (no d.t.) 750 750 755 1180 1155 755
... speed/Altitude 300 @ 10k 290 @ 20k 294 @ 20k 294 @ 20k 359 @ 10k
Range w/ drop tanks 1375 1450 1900 2055 1530
... spped/Altitude 280 @ 290 @ 20k 294 @ 20k 280 @ 20k 243 @ 10k
Armament
Model XP-51 P-51A P-51B/C-1 P-51B/C P-51D/K P-51H
Machine Guns 4x 50 Cal Browning 4x 50 Cal Browning 4x 50 Cal Browning 4x 50 Cal Browning 6x 50 Cal Browning 6x 50 Cal Browning
... rounds available 1260 1260 1260 1260 1880 1880
Bombs - lbs 2x 500 lb 2x 1000 lb 2x 1000 lb 2x 1000 lb 2x 1000 lb
5" Rockets 10 10

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

        These calculations were prepared in connection with a comparison of the P-51D and P-51H airplane. Considerable effort was expended to achieve agreement between flight test and calculated results, and the data presented represent good agreement with most of the flight test results.

SUMMARY OF CALCULATED PERFORMANCE

Note: Performance figures are based on N.A.C.A. standard atmospheric conditions and gross weight as given in item (2) except as noted.

 
(1) Loading Condition Fighter
 
(2) Gross Weight - Take-Off 9611 lb.
 
(3) Fuel Load 180 gal.
 
(4) Wing Loading 41.2 lb./ft.2
 
(5) Maximum Speed War Emergency Power
       (3000 RPM. 67" Hg. M.P.)
 
 
At Sea Level 368 MPH
At Low Blower A.C.A.* 414 MPH/11,300 ft.
At High Blower A.C.A.* 440 MPH/24,500 ft.
 
(6) Maximum Speed Military Rating
       (3000 RPM 61" Hg. M.P.)
 
 
At Sea Level 355 MPH
At Low Blower A.C.A.* 412 MPH/13,300 ft.
At High Blower A.C.A.* 435 MPH/26,200 ft.
 
(7) Maximum Speed Normal Power
       (3000 RPM 46" Hg. M.P.)
 
At Sea Level 312 MPH
At Low Blower A.C.A.* 380 MPH/15,200 ft.
At High Blower A.C.A.* 409 MPH/28,500 ft.
 
(8) Maximum Rate of Climb War Emergency Power
       (3000 RPM 67" Hg. M.P.)
 
At Sea Level 3410 ft./min.
At Low Blower A.C.A.* 3510 ft./min./7500 ft.
At High Blower A.C.A.* 2680 ft./min./21,200 ft.
 
(9) Maximum Rate of Climb Military Power
       (3000 RPM 61" Hg. M.P.)
 
At Sea Level 3030 ft./min.
At Low Blower A.C.A.* 3170 ft./min./9700 ft.
At High Blower A.C.A.* 2300 ft./min./23,200 ft.
 
(10) Maximum Rate of Climb Normal Power
       (3000 RPM 46" Hg. M.P.)
 
At Sea Level 1900 ft./min.
At Low Blower A.C.A.* 2070 ft./min./12,300 ft.
At High Blower A.C.A.* 1510 ft./min./25,100 ft.
 
*A.C.A. Airplane Critical Altitude
 
(11) Time to Climb to 20,000 ft.
 
At War Emergency Power   6.4 min.
At Military Power   7.0 min.
At Normal Power 10.7 min.
 
(12) Service Ceiling
 
At 3000 RPM 36,900 ft.
At 2700 RPM 35,500 ft.
 
(13) Take-off Distance (No Wind)
    Ground Run 1040 ft.
    Total Distance to clear a 50 ft. obstacle 1720 ft.
 
(14) Landing Distance (No Wind)
    Based on Landing Gross Weight,
    Fighter Condition less 1/2 fuel = 9071 lb.
 
    Ground Run 1520 ft.
    Total Distance to clear a 50 ft. obstacle 2250 ft.
 
(15) Landing Speed 110.7 MPH
 
(16) Stalling Speed, (at above listed Landing Gross Weight = 9071 lb.)   95.4 MPH
 
(17) "Yardstick" Range at 15,000 ft.
(All fuel used for cruisng at speed for maximum range)
 
Fighter Condition (180 gal. fuel) 1108 miles
Long Range Fighter - Two 75 gal. ext. tanks**
    (265 gal. internal fuel - 150 gal. external fuel) 2393 miles
 
**External fuel tanks dropped when empty.
 
P-51D Calculated Altitude Performance
 

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