P-51H-5-NA

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P-51H-5-NA
p-51h-5_na.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.3/6.3/6.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
5.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Packard 1650-9Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
887 km/hStructural
281 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 820 roundsAmmunition
768 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x HVAR rocketsSetup 1
6 x M8 rocketSetup 2
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 3
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 4
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 5
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 6
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x HVAR rockets
Setup 7
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
6 x HVAR rockets
Setup 8
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
6 x HVAR rockets
Setup 9
Economy
86 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
350 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png17 000 / 22 389/14 000 / 18 438/3 520 / 4 635Repair
100 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
350 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
× (190) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the aircraft P-51H-5-NA. For other uses, see P-51 (Family).

Description

GarageImage P-51H-5-NA.jpg


The P-51H-5-NA is a Rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced into the game 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.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
736 721 19.9 20.8 12.3 12.3 396
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
828 776 18.7 19.0 27.0 18.2 396

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
887 281 651 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 483 < 400 < 420 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,657 m 1,680 hp 2,333 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
7,863 m 1,410 hp 1,958 hp

Survivability and 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.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The P-51H-5-NA is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The P-51H-5-NA can be outfitted with the following ordinances:

  • 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 6 x 114 mm M8 rockets
  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (200 lb total)
  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (200 lb total)
  • 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (500 lb total)
  • 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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.

Whilst having great engine performance, The P-51H-5NA can turn impressively as well, outmanoeuvring 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 climb rate 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.

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 manoeuvre mostly removes the speed out of the equation.

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.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm FSBC mk.1
II Compressor Airframe FRC mk.2 FSBC mk.5
III Wings Repair Engine New 12 mm MGs FMBC mk.1
IV G-suit Engine Injection Cover Rocket Launcher M10 FLBC mk.1

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great top speed for a prop-driven aircraft
  • Respectable armament of 6 x 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine guns
  • One of the most manoeuvrable P-51s in the game
  • Good climb rate
  • Good payload options

Cons:

  • .50 caliber machine guns aren't nearly as powerful compared to cannons, but will still do the job
  • High crew training and purchase cost - the same as the F-80A-5 Shooting Star
  • Can be up-tiered to fight against early jets
  • Limited WEP, once it runs out the planes performance drops dramatically

History

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Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Other variants in-game
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


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