P-51H-5NA

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General info

The P-51H-5 NA Mustang in the garage.

The P-51H-5 NA Mustang is a Rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 6.3. It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A". The P-51H-5NA is the last propeller plane in the USAAF fighter line. While retaining all features the earlier versions may offer, its powerplant is upgraded.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The P-51H-5NA is a high altitude turnfighter. It has impressive performance against most props it may face and it can put a considerable fight against earlier jets. Compared to its German and British counterparts, it outperforms them by a fair amount in engine performance. The P-51H-5NA can also be used as a strike fighter, as it can have great loadouts of combinations of bombs and rockets for this purpose.

Vehicle characteristics

Whilst having great engine performance, The P-51H-5NA can turn impressively as well, outmaneuvering most of its German counterparts. It has good ordnance, capable of shooting any aircraft down with relative ease, as well as being able to dodge incoming attacks by jets. It has a good climbrate which also gives it an option to put up a fight against jet encounters, being able to perform boom and zoom attacks as its energy retention is good. It has a tendency to break its wings while zoom climbing at speeds higher than 550km/h. It also uses high octane fuel, which means it has considerable susceptibility to fire.

Tactics

At low altitude, fighting with a turnfighter mindset will mostly work. If jets are present, try not to drop your speeds too much, as you may need to dodge multiple shots. The P-51H-5NA will not perform as good against jets, as it does not have comparable speeds. BnZ attacks are the most effective against jets, as this manouever mostly removes the speed out of the equation.

Specific enemies worth noting

Most enemies faced by the P-51H-5NA will be easily taken down, but unfortunately it also faces jets from time to time. Me 262 and Ho 229 are the biggest predators of this plane. The Ho 229 will outturn you while the Me 262 will outrun you.

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Speed:
    • Very fast, a spaded P-51H can catch many jets at some altitudes.
    • Excellent high-altitude performance.
    • Excellent climb rate with WEP.
    • Can safely dive up to 845 km/h (525 mph).
  • Armament:
    • Familiar M2 Browning machine guns from the P-51D.
    • Potent belt loadouts.
    • Highly abundant ammunition.
  • Maneuverability
    • Excellent turn rate, rivaling that of the Spitfire F Mk. 24. Gets exponentially better with combat flaps and at higher speeds.
    • Combat flaps can be used up to 650 km/h (400 mph).

Cons:

  • Match making:
  • Armament:
    • M2 Brownings lack the rate of fire for high-speed combat.
    • Single hits may not critically damage other aircraft.
  • Engine
    • Only has 7 minutes of WEP.
  • Crew:
    • A stock crew will often lose stamina and black-out during high-speed turns.
  • Fuselage
    • Has a tendency to rip wings at higher speeds and steep turns

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (390 rpg inner, 260 outer x2 = 1,820 total)

Payloads

  • Without load
  • 6 x HVAR rockets
  • 6 x M8 rockets
  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 6 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 6 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 6 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs

Armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot.
  • 19.05 mm Steel plate in front of the engine.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plate between the engine and pilot.
  • 15.87 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Packard 1650-9 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1286 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1946 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 791 kg
Name: Packard 1650-9 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1268 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1927 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 791 kg
Name: Packard 1650-9 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1268 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1927 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 791 kg

Stat card

Stock
  • Max speed: 731 km/h
    • at height: 7,000 m
  • Max altitude: 13,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.9 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 396 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 7,000 m
  • Max altitude: 13,000 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 396 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 714 km/h
    • at height: 7,000 m
  • Max altitude: 13,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 12.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 396 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 776 km/h
    • at height: 7,000 m
  • Max altitude: 13,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 396 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 714 km/h
    • at height: 7,000 m
  • Max altitude: 13,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 12.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 396 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 776 km/h
    • at height: 7,000 m
  • Max altitude: 13,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 396 m

Performance

P-51H-5NA/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

Improving engine power should be prioritised

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the P-51H-5-NA from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png P-51H-5NA Mustang
Nation USA
Manufacture North American Aviation
Type Fighter
Rank 4
Battle Rating
6.3
6.3
6.3
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm M2/late Browning Heavy machine gun
Magazine 390 RPG
Mount Inner wing
4 x 12.7 mm M2/late Browning Heavy machine gun
Magazine 260 RPG
Mount Outer & Mid wing
Payload Option 1
Without load Clean plane
Payload Option 2
6 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 3
6 x 114 mm M8 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 4
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 5
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 6
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 7
2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 8
6 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 9
6 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 10
6 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 💣 Bomb
Engine power
Number of Engines 1
100% (Stock, Upgraded)
1,286 hp, ___ hp
1,268 hp, ___ hp
1,268 hp, ___ hp
WEP (Stock, Upgraded)
1,946 hp, ___ hp
1,927 hp, ___ hp
1,927 hp, ___ hp
WEP Duration
25.0 s
8m 33s
8m 33s
Characteristics
Empty Weight
3,387 kg
lb
Empty Weight + fuel
4,080 kg
lb
Takeoff Weight
5,000 kg
lb
Wing Area
21.93 m²
ft²
Wing loading (Empty)
154.48 kg/m²
lb/ft²
# Flap Positions 3 (Combat/Take-off/Landing)
Air brakes No
Arrestor Gear No
Statistics
Top speed
695 km/h at 7,800 m
432 mph at 25,591 ft
Top speed (WEP)
703 km/h at 7,100 m
437 mph at 23,294 ft
Climb Rate (100%)
16.21 m/s
53.18 ft/s
Climb Rate (WEP)
18.10 m/s
59.38 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity
275 km/h
171 mph
Turn Time (100%) 23.8 s
Turn Time (WEP) 23.0 s
Limits
Max Speed limit
887 km/h
551 mph
Gear limit
281 km/h
175 mph
Flaps
Combat
651 km/h
405 mph
Take-off
370 km/h
230 mph
Landing
265 km/h
165 mph
Max static +G's ~11 g
Max static -G's ~5 g
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons
<483 km/h
<300 mph
Rudder
<400 km/h
<249 mph
Elevators
<420 km/h
<261 mph
Radiator
>300 km/h
>186 mph
Manual Control
Mixer Not controllable
Pitch Controllable
Automatic pitch
Radiator (engine) Controllable
Automatic
Radiator (oil) Not controllable
Engine and oil Combined radiator control
Supercharger Controllable
Turbocharger Not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3,657 m
11,998 ft
100% Enginepower 1,680 hp
WEP Enginepower 2,333 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
7,863 m
25,797 ft
100% Enginepower 1,410 hp
WEP Enginepower 1,958 hp
Economy
Required RP 120,000 RP
Vehicle cost 610,000 SL
Crew training cost 180,000 SL
Max repair cost*
3,950 SL
12,555 SL
12,800 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
4d 12h
9d
8d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
1d 12h
3d
2d 18h
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