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Compare Aircraft Results - Messerschmitt Bf 109 vs North American P-51 Mustang

Comparison of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Aircraft and the North American P-51 Mustang Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft.

Compare Aircraft Results - Messerschmitt Bf 109 vs North American P-51 Mustang

Comparison of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Aircraft and the North American P-51 Mustang Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7
North American P-51D Mustang
Crew
1
1
Production
35,500 units [Diff.+19,914]
15,586 units [Diff.-19,914]
Length
28.67 ft (8.74 m) [Diff.-3.64 ft]
32.32 ft (9.85 m) [Diff.+3.64 ft]
Width
32.35 ft (9.86 m) [Diff.-4.69 ft]
37.04 ft (11.29 m) [Diff.+4.69 ft]
Height
11.15 ft (3.40 m) [Diff.-2.49 ft]
13.65 ft (4.16 m) [Diff.+2.49 ft]
Empty Wt.
4,440 lb (2,014 kg) [Diff.-2,681 lb]
7,121 lb (3,230 kg) [Diff.+2,681 lb]
MTOW
6,100 lb (2,767 kg) [Diff.-5,501 lb]
11,601 lb (5,262 kg) [Diff.+5,501 lb]
Power
1 x Daimler-Benz DB 605A liquid-cooled, inverted V, 12-cylinder piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
1 x Packard V-1650-7 Merlin liquid-cooled inline piston engine developing 1,590 horsepower.
Speed
359 mph (578 kph) [Diff.-78 mph]
437 mph (703 kph) [Diff.+78 mph]
Range
680 miles (1,095 km) [Diff.-171 miles]
851 miles (1,370 km) [Diff.+171 miles]
Ceiling
36,499 ft (11,125 m) [Diff.-5,400 feet]
41,900 ft (12,771 m) [Diff.+5,400 feet]
Armament
VARIABLE:
1 x cannon in propeller hub (version-dependent).
2 to 4 x 7.9mm machine guns in engine cowling or wings (version-dependent).
2 x cannons in underwing gunpods (certain versions).

Provision for external drop bombs and aerial rockets in later production marks.
Dependent upon model, includes any of the following:

4 x 20mm long-barrel Hispano-Suiza cannons in wings (two guns to a wing).
2 x 0.50 caliber Browning M2 heavy machine guns in nose (A-36).
4 x 0.50 caliber Browning M2 heavy machine guns in wings (two guns to a wing).

P-51D:
6 x 0.50 cal Browning M2 Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs) in wings (three guns to a wing).

OPTIONAL:
Up to 1,000 lb (454kg) of conventional drop bombs, rockets, or fuel drop tanks carried under wing.
Relative Size Comparison
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of your screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in our database then the presented shapes will appear skewed.
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