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P-51A

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Totals
887000 Price
260 Survivability
3770 kgWeight
192.4 Damage
Speed
626.4 Airspeed
600 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
600 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1900 mOptimum Altitude
800 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
39.6 m/sRate of Climb
160 km/hStall Speed
420 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
82.6 Controllability
11.1 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
140 °/sRate of Roll
775.5 Maneuverability
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North American P-51A Mustang
887000
An early model of one of the most famous U.S. Army Air Force fighters of World War II. Used mainly in North Africa, Burma, and Great Britain.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineV-1710-39
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1100
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg590
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V-1710-39
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4900
EngineV-1710-81
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1200
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg600
Price:
Research cost4900
Purchase price55400
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4900
V-1710-81
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6500
EngineV-1650-1
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1300
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg720
Price:
Research cost6500
Purchase price57000
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6500
V-1650-1
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11500
EngineV-1650-3
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1490
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg730
Price:
Research cost11500
Purchase price60300
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11500
V-1650-3
Airframe
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0
AirframeP-51
Specifications:
Survivability260
Weight, kg2940
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P-51
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7200
AirframeP-51A
Specifications:
Survivability280
Weight, kg2960
Price:
Research cost7200
Purchase price65000
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7200
P-51A
Wing-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage45
Rate of Fire, rounds/min750
Weight, kg60
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4x12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
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15800
Machine gun12.7 mm MG-53-2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1160
Damage52
Rate of Fire, rounds/min800
Weight, kg60
Price:
Research cost15800
Purchase price24500
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15800
4x12.7 mm MG-53-2 (W)


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
V V-1710-39 1100 water-cooled 590 28100
VI V-1710-81 1200 water-cooled 600 55400
VI V-1650-1 1300 water-cooled 720 57000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VI P-51A 280 2960 65000
Wing-mounted weapon

Wing-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VII 12.7 mm MG-53-2 (W) 12.7 1160 52 800 60 24500


Compatible Equipment

Improved Reflector Sight I
Aircraft Polish II
Engine Tuning II
Control Surface Adjustment II
Improved Covering II
Improved Radiator II
Lightweight Airframe II
Self-Sealing Fuel Tank III

Compatible Consumables

Reinforced Control Surfaces
Pneumatic Restarter
Automatic Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Autotrim
Automatic Engine Restarter
First Aid Kit
First Aid Dressing Package
Ground Verification
Aerial Verification
Manual Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Trim
Heavy Duty Control Surfaces

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • The Highest top speed of any tier 6 aircraft excluding the Mosquito and the P-38J. 10 seconds of boost.
  • Great climb rate and dive speed, excels at high-altitude fights
  • Good roll
  • Ties for highest HP pool among tier VI fighters currently available in-game with the La-5
  • Guns take an eternity to overheat, also the top machine guns are the best of tier 6 overall.


Cons:


  • Poor damage per hit, will noticeably struggle against bombers and ground attack craft due to lack of autocannons.
  • Iffy Maneuverability, a stock P-51A can be out-turned by Bf-109s.


Performance

The P 51A Mustang, the first true American fighter available to the player. A great plane for climbing high and executing all the planes that it dives on. Even though there is not much of great note to the P-51A on paper, in practice it can prove a rather flexible machine. It may not be as nimble as a Japanese or British fighter, but it can stay behind them long enough to do a number on them. It may not have the firepower of an La-5 or Yak-9, but the volume of bullets it can throw is not to be underestimated (along with how long it can spray those bullets). Due to its lack of autocannons, it is ill-advised to hunt ground attack craft or bombers with the P-51A unless they are severely damaged. Avoid low altitude fights with more agile planes like the spitfire and zero, and punish heavy fighters that try to make a pass on you with your exceptional speed.


Early Research

engines, airframe and guns.


History for this plane not found

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