P-51D-20-NA (Israel)

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This page is about the fighter P-51D-20-NA (Israel). For other versions, see P-51 (Family).
P-51D-20-NA
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GarageImage P-51D-20-NA (Israel).jpg
P-51D-20-NA
AB RB SB
4.0 4.3 5.0
Class:
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Description

The P-51D-20-NA Mustang is a rank IV Israeli fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 5.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 7 620 m710 km/h
Turn time22 s
Max altitude12 700 m
EnginePackard V-1650-7
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight5 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,620 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 685 668 12700 23.0 23.8 15.7 15.7 396
Upgraded 735 710 21.0 22.0 22.8 18.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
901 281 644 512 265 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 300 < 500 > 400

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural901 km/h
Gear281 km/h
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass
  • 19.05 mm Steel behind the propeller hub
  • 6.35 mm Steel plate in front of the cockpit
  • 11 mm Steel pilot headrest
  • 8 mm Steel pilot seat

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 020 → 2 666 Sl icon.png
RB5 300 → 6 996 Sl icon.png
SB8 220 → 10 850 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications46 900 Rp icon.png
85 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training52 000 Sl icon.png
Experts180 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 210 / 420 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg50_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
FRC mk.2
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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FSBC mk.5
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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bmg50_new_gun
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FMBC mk.1
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FLBC mk.1
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition2 080 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The P-51D-20-NA (Israel) is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg inner + 270 rpg centre + 270 rpg outer = 2,080 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (6)
Setup 16 x AR rockets
Setup 22 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
Setup 32 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 42 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
6 x AR rockets
Setup 52 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
Setup 62 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x AR rockets

The P-51D-20-NA (Israel) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 6 x AR rockets
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 6 x AR rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x AR rockets (500 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great top speed at any altitude
  • Outstanding Boom-and-Zoom capability
  • Excellent high-speed manoeuvrability
  • Respectable armament with plenty of ammunition
  • Large variety of payload options
  • Good cockpit visibility, good for SB
  • Generous fuel load for long-distance flights

Cons:

  • Generally sluggish at low speeds
  • Average climb rate
  • Large minimum fuel load compared to other fighters which can cause fuel tanks to burn for longer
  • Somewhat fragile aviation components

History

In the summer of 1948, Israeli agents looking to acquire aircraft for the newly founded Israeli Air Forces smuggled four P-51s into Israel to bypass the United States Arms Embargo, in crates labelled "Agricultural Equipment". The first two, No. 190 and 191, arrived in September of 1948, entering Israel's first fighter squadron. They served in Herzliya and Castina (Hazor) during the War of Independence in 1948. The planes dominated the skies, due to its long range that could reach across the entire Middle East, as well as better performance than the aircraft of the Arab side.

The first shootdown by a P-51 was on November 20th, 1948, when an RAF Mosquito was shot down during a mission to collect intelligence on Israel. The first combat was against Egyptian C. 205s on January 5th, 1949. On the last day of fighting, two days later, the two P-51s encountered six Egyptian C. 205s while on an escort mission, and shot three down.

The P-51s were used as the primary fighter of the IAF, performing bomber escorts, ground attacks, and maritime patrol. However, in the early 1950s, the IAF started to arm itself with jets such as the Meteor, Ouragan, and Mystere. During the 1956 Suez Crisis, the P-51 was brought back into action due to the international circumstances. IAF command refused to let the P-51s fly before achieving air superiority, only being active by the end of the war.

Due to the proliferation of jet fighters, as well as advancements made in anti-aircraft weaponry, the P-51 was retired on January 15th, 1961. It served the historical purpose of using multi-role fighters of both ground attack and interception roles to maximize capabilities with a limited fighter arm.

Media

Skins
  • Skins and camouflages for the P-51D-20-NA can be used for the P-51D-20-NA (Israel).

See also

Related development

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


North American Aviation
Fighters 
P-51A  P-51
P-51C  P-51C-10
P-51D  P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30
P-51H  P-51H-5-NA
Twin-engine fighters  F-82E
Jet fighters  F-86A-5 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-35 · F-100D
Strike aircraft  A-36 · PBJ-1H · PBJ-1J
  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
Bombers  B-25J-1 · B-25J-20
Export/Licence  ▂B-25J-30 · ␗B-25J-30
  ▄Mustang Mk IA · F-6C-10-NA · ␗P-51D-20 · J26 · P-51D-20-NA · ␗P-51K
  F-86F-30 ▅ · ␗F-86F-30 · F-86F-40 ▅ · F-86F-40 JASDF▅ · ␗F-86F-40
  ▀F-86K · ▄F-86K (Italy) · ▄F-86K (France)
  ␗F-100A · ▄F-100D
Captured  ▅P-51C-11-NT
  Canadair Limited license-built the F-86 as the CL-13 for use in Canada and export to Europe.
  Fiat license-built the F-86K for the Italian Air Force though another 120 NAA built F-86Ks were also sold to the Italians.
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Canadair Limited · Fiat Aviation

Israel fighters
Bf 109  S-199
P-51  P-51D-20-NA
Spitfires  Spitfire Mk IXc · Spitfire LF Mk.IX Weizman's · Spitfire Mk.IX (CW)