P-51A Mustang `Thunder League´

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General info

The P-51A TL Mustang is a gift Rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 3.0. It was a special vehicle offered during the 2015 Thunder League as a reward for completing 5 Air challenges. The P-51A TL comes with a high-powered engine and with four 12.7 mm Browning machine guns.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

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General play style

P51AThunderLeagueSkin.jpg

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

At the start of the battle, WEP and climb until you are higher than most enemy aircraft (the aircraft has an excellent climb rate). Then proceed to kill bombers and climbing fighters. Do NOT turn fight with any aircraft except for bombers. If someone is on your tail, proceed in a shallow dive. The plane's exceptional top speed should allow it to outrun almost everything. In terms of weapons, use the tracer belt or the omnipurpose belts, as they have the most incendiary munitions. Feel free to spray the guns, as the ammo reserve is quite large.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Extremely fast in level flight or in a dive
  • Great rate of climb
  • 4 .50 cals with decent amount of ammo.
  • Awesome looking skin: Lightning strips and red (magenta) make it go faster.
  • Little Loockup at highspeeds
  • Hard to wingrip

Cons

  • Not very maneuverable
  • Only four Browning HMG
  • Fast engine overheating
  • Rolls hardly below 370 km/h
  • No Payload Options

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (350 rpg inner,280 outer = 1260 total)

M2_Early

M2_Early

M2/early Browning USA

Pros

  • More powerful than the .30cals.
  • High rate of fire, though lower than the .30cals.
  • Accurate.

Cons

  • Weaker than cannons
  • Like the .30cals, default belts usually contain ball ammunition.



Payloads

  • No Payloads

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Alison V-1710-81 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), 1359 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), 1714 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 594 kg
Name: Alison V-1710-81 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), 1125 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), 1480 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 594 kg
Name: Alison V-1710-81 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), 1125 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), 1480 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 594 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 712 km/h
    • at height: 3170 m
  • Max altitude: 9500 m
  • Turn Time: 19.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 26.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 370 m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 668 km/h
    • at height: 3170 m
  • Max altitude: 9500 m
  • Turn Time: 20.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 15.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 370 m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 668 km/h
    • at height: 3170 m
  • Max altitude: 9500 m
  • Turn Time: 20.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 15.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 370 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



0
1.2
2.4
3.6
4.8
6
7.2
8.4
9.6
10.8
12
0
0.32
0.64
0.96
1.28
1.6
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

This premium aircraft comes furnished with all modifications unlocked upon purchase.

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the P-51A TL from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

Obtainable events

  • The only event the P-51 TL has been available for is the 2015 Thunder League event as a reward for completing 5 Air challengers.

References


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P-51A (NA-99)
Nation USA
Type Fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~3188 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~3678 kg
Takeoff Weight ~4812 kg
Wing Area ~20 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1125 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~667.88 kph at 3170 m
Climb Rate ~15.70 m/s
Turn Time ~20.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~156.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~7028 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~8109 lb
Takeoff Weight ~10609 lb
Wing Area ~220 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1125 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~415.00 mph at 10400 m
Climb Rate 51.51 ft/s
Turn Time 20.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~31.95 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x M2/late Browning 300 RPG
1 x M2/late Browning 814 RPG
1 x M2/late Browning 932 RPG
Limits
Max Speed limit 845 kph
Gear lmit 281 kph
Combat Flaps 652 kph
Max static +G's ~18
Max static -G's ~9
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <620 kph
Rudder <425 kph
Elevators <280 kph
Radiator >210 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 525 mph
Gear lmit 175 mph
Combat Flaps 405 mph
Max static +G's ~18
Max static -G's ~9
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <385 mph
Rudder <264 mph
Elevators <174 mph
Radiator >130 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
4724 m
15499 ft
100% Enginepower 1125 hp
WEP Enginepower 1479 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)