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P-51A Mustang
p-51a_tl.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/3.0/3.0BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
4.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Allison V-1710-81Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
845 km/hStructural
281 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 260 roundsAmmunition
768 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 100/5 000/1 380Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
× (124 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 2.3 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.4 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.4 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png
This page is about the American fighter P-51A. For other uses, see P-51 (Family).

Description

GarageImage P-51A.jpg


The P-51A Mustang is a gift rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). 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.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,170 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
627 612 21.2 22.0 11.3 11.3 370
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,170 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
712 688 19.1 20.0 26.0 15.7 370

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
+ -
845 281 652 ~18 ~9
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 620 < 425 < 280 > 210
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,724 m 1,125 hp 1,479 hp

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The P-51A is armed with:

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

Usage in battles

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 destroy 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.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely fast in level flight or in a dive
  • Great rate of climb
  • Four .50 cals with decent amount of ammo
  • Gets access to the late-war .50 cal belts
  • 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

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).

Media

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

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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