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{{About
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced into the game in [[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American fighter {{Battle-rating}}. 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 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 ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== 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. -->
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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
|-
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 7,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 7,000 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 736 || 721 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 19.9 || 20.8 || 12.3 || 12.3 || 396
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! Stock
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| 736 || 717 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 19.6 || 20.8 || 12.1 || 12.1 || rowspan="2" | 396
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! Upgraded
|-
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| 828 || 776 || 18.7 || 19.0 || 27.0 || 18.2
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 7,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
| 828 || 776 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 18.7 || 19.0 || 27.0 || 18.2 || 396
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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|}
 
|}
  
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
|-
 
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} ||651|| ~11 || ~5
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
 
|-
 
! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
 
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
| < 483 || < 400 || < 420 || > 300
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 1
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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|-
| 3,657 m || 1,680 hp || 2,333 hp
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 651 || 450 || 265 || ~11 || ~4
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| 7,863 m || 1,410 hp || 1,958 hp
 
|-
 
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot.
 
* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot.
 
* 19.05 mm Steel plate in front of the engine.
 
* 19.05 mm Steel plate in front of the engine.
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
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{{main|M2 Browning (12.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (260 rpg outer + 260 rpg mid + 390 rpg inner = 1,820 total)
* 6 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, wing-mounted (390 rpg inner + 260 rpg outer x2 = 1,820 total)
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|AN-M30A1 (100 lb)|AN-M57 (250 lb)|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|AN-M65A1 (1,000 lb)}}
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{{main|HVAR|M8}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinances:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
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* Without load
* 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
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* 6 x HVAR rockets
* 6 x 114 mm M8 rockets
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* 6 x M8 rockets
 
* 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (200 lb total)
 
* 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (200 lb total)
 
* 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (500 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 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
* 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
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* 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
* 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (200 lb total)
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* 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (500 lb total)
* 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (500 lb total)
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* 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (200 lb total)
* 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
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* 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (1,000 lb total)
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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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.
 
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.
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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.
 
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.
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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.
 
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===
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
! Oil
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! Oil !! Water !! Type
! Water
 
! Type  
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Combined || Not controllable<br>2 gears || Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! colspan="1" | Tier
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! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! colspan="1" | Survivability
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! Survivability
 
! colspan="3" | Weaponry
 
! colspan="3" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
|
 
|Offensive 12 mm
 
 
|
 
|
|FSBC mk.1
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| Offensive 12 mm
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|
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| FSBC mk.1
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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|
 
| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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|
|FRC mk.2
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| FRC mk.2
|FSBC mk.5
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| FSBC mk.5
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
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|New 12 mm MGs
 
 
|
 
|
|FMBC mk.1
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| New 12 mm MGs
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| FMBC mk.1
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
|G-suit
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| G-suit
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|  
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|Rocket Launcher M10
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| Rocket Launcher M10
|FLBC mk.1
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| FLBC mk.1
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Great top speed for a prop-driven aircraft
 
* Great top speed for a prop-driven aircraft
* Respectable armament of 6 x 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine guns
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* Respectable armament of 6 x 12.7mm (.50 calibre) machine guns
 
* One of the most manoeuvrable P-51s in the game
 
* One of the most manoeuvrable P-51s in the game
 
* Good climb rate
 
* Good climb rate
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
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* .50 calibre machine guns aren't nearly as powerful compared to cannons, but will still do the job
* .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
 
* High crew training and purchase cost - the same as the F-80A-5 Shooting Star
 
* Can be up-tiered to fight against early jets
 
* Can be up-tiered to fight against early jets
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''-->
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;Other variants in-game
 
;Other variants in-game
 
* [[P-51 (Family)]]
 
* [[P-51 (Family)]]
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
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* ''other literature.''-->
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* ''other literature.'' -->
 
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* [[wt:en/news/4964-development-p-51h-mustang-winged-perfection-en|[Devblog] P-51H Mustang: Winged Perfection]]
* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/4964-development-p-51h-mustang-winged-perfection-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> P-51H Mustang: Winged Perfection]
 
  
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{{AirManufacturer NAA}}
 
{{USA fighters}}
 
{{USA fighters}}

Latest revision as of 09:04, 5 April 2020

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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
Class
1 personCrew
5.0 tTake-off weight
3.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
13 000 mCeiling
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.png18 100 / 23 837/13 360 / 17 595/2 990 / 3 937Repair
100 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
350 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
190 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
470 % Sl icon.png350 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American fighter P-51H-5-NA. For other versions, 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 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

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

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 736 717 13 000 19.6 20.8 12.1 12.1 396
Upgraded 828 776 18.7 19.0 27.0 18.2

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 + -
887 281 651 450 265 ~11 ~4

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: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

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

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

Suspended armament

Main articles: HVAR, M8

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

  • Without load
  • 6 x HVAR rockets
  • 6 x 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 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (200 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (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
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Combined Not controllable
2 gears
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 calibre) machine guns
  • One of the most manoeuvrable P-51s in the game
  • Good climb rate
  • Good payload options

Cons:

  • .50 calibre 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

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See also

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

External links


North American Aviation
Attackers  A-36 · PBJ-1H · PBJ-1J
Fighters  P-51 · P-51A · P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30 · P-51H-5-NA · F-82E
Bombers  B-25J-1 · B-25J-20
Jet Fighters  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232 · F-86A-5 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-35 · F-100D
Export  ␗B-25J-30 · ▂B-25J-30 · J26 · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ␗P-51D-20 · ␗P-51K
  ␗F-86F-30 · F-86F-30 ▅ · F-86F-40 ▅ · F-86F-40 JASDF▅ · F-86K (Italy) · F-86K (France) · ␗F-100A · ▄F-100D
  The North American Aviation allowed Canadair Limited to license-build the F-86 as the CL-13 for use in Canada and to export to Europe.

USA fighters
P-26 Peashooter  P-26A-33 · P-26A-34 · P-26A-34 M2 · P-26B-35
P-36 Hawk  P-36A · Rasmussen's P-36A · P-36C · P-36G
P-39 Airacobra  P-400 · P-39N-0 · P-39Q-5
P-40  P-40C · P-40E-1 · P-40F-10
P-43 Lancer  P-43A-1
P-47 Thunderbolt  P-47D-25 · P-47D-28 · P-47M-1-RE · ⋠P-47M-1-RE · P-47N-15
P-51 Mustang  P-51 · P-51A (Thunder League) · P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30 · P-51H-5-NA
P-63 Kingcobra  P-63A-5 · P-63A-10 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra
Prototypes  XP-55
F2A Buffalo  F2A-1 · Thach's F2A-1 · F2A-3
F3F  F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2
F4F Wildcat  F4F-3 · F4F-4
F4U Corsair  F4U-1A · F4U-1A (USMC) · F4U-1D · F4U-1C · F4U-4 · F4U-4B · F4U-4B VMF-214
F6F Hellcat  F6F-5 · F6F-5N
F8F Bearcat  F8F-1 · F8F-1B
Other countries  ▃Ki-43-II · ▃Ki-61-Ib · ▃A6M2 · ▃Bf 109 F-4 · ▃Fw 190 A-8 · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc