Specifications for the
North American P-51 / F-51 Mustang
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance
Focus Model: North American P-51D Mustang
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: North American - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Length: 32.32ft (9.85m)
Width: 37.04ft (11.29m)
Height: 13.65ft (4.16m)
Weight (Empty): 7,121lbs (3,230kg)
Weight (MTOW): 11,601lbs (5,262kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Packard V-1650-7 Merlin piston engine generating 1,590hp.
Maximum Speed: 437mph (703kmh; 380kts)
Maximum Range: 2,080miles (3,347km)
Service Ceiling: 41,900ft (12,771m; 7.9miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,475 feet per minute (1,059m/min)
Dependent upon model:
4 x 20mm long-barrel Hispano-Suiza cannons in wings,
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose
4 x 12.7mm machine guns in wings
6 x .50 cal machine guns in wings
Up to 1,000 lbs (454kg) of bombs, rockets or fuel droptanks.
NA-73X - North American Aviation Prototype Designation; Allison V-1710-F3F engine of 1,100hp.
Mustang Mk.I - RAF Tactical Reconnaissance variant.
Mustang MK.IA - RAF; 4 x 20mm cannon armament.
Mustang Mk.II - Long-range variant for RAF use.
Mustang MK.III - P-51B's and P-51C's; 4 x machine guns; Original and bubble canopy for RAF use.
Mustang Mk.IV - RAF P-51D model Mustang
XP-51 - American Evaluation Model Designation; 2 examples.
A-36A "Apache / Invader" - Dedicated Dive bomber for USAAF; Allison V-1710 engine of 1,325 horsepower; 6 x 12.7mm machine guns and 1,000lb external bombload; 555 examples.
P-51 - Initial Production Model; 4 x 20mm cannons; 150 examples.
P-51A - 4 x 12.7mm machine guns with underwing bomb racks; Allison V-1710-81 engine of 1,200 horsepower; 310 examples.
F-6A - P-51A offshoot reconnaissance model
XP-51B - Improved P-51 model; Packard-built Merlin engine (V-1650); formerly XP-78 designation.
P-51B - 4 x machine guns; Original and pseudo-bubble type canopies during production at Inglewood, California plant in Blocks 1-15; 1,988 examples.
P-51C - 4 x machine guns; Original and pseudo-bubble type canopies during production at Dallas, Texas plant in Blocks 1-11; 1,750 examples.
F-6C - P-51C Reconnaissance variant
P-51D-NA (P-51D) - Definitive variant; Packard-produced Merlin engine; bubble canopy; produced in Blocks 1-30; 4 x 12.7mm machine guns; 6,502 examples.
P-51D-NT (P-51D) - Definitve variant; Packard-produced Merlin engine; bubble canopy; produced in Blocks 5-30; 6 x 12.7mm machine guns; 1,454 examples.
TP-51D-NT (TP-51D) - Two-place trainer variant; 10 examples.
P-51E - Designation Reserved but never used.
XP-51F - Experimental Lightweight Test Model; 3 examples.
XP-51G - Modified XP-51F model with new engine; 2 examples.
P-51H - Fastest Mustang model; lighter airframe version produced in Blocks 1-10; 555 examples.
XP-51J - Modified XP-51F with new engine; 2 examples.
P-51K - Improved P-51D; fitted with Aeroproducts propeller; produced in Blocks 1-15; 1,337 examples.
F-6K - Reconnaissance version of P-51K
P-51L - Improved P-51H with new engine; single example.
P-51M - Improved P-51H with new engine; single example.
Mustang Mk.20 - Australian license-production model.
Mustang Mk.21 - Australian license-production model.
Mustang Mk.22 - Australian license-production model.
Mustang Mk.23 - Australian license-production model.
Mustang Mk 24 - Australian export model
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