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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
2.16 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 500 mCeiling
Allison V-1710-81Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
855 km/hStructural
287 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 260 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png2 870/5 690/1 490Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
124 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
240 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png30 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft P-51A. For other uses, see P-51 (Disambiguation)

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

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
 ?  ? 9 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 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 9 500 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
+ -
855 287 652 ~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

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage

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 the 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 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.

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
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
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

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Media

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Read also

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

Sources

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


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