How fast can the P-51 fly?

703 km/h
North American P-51 Mustang/Top speed

Was the P-51 used in Vietnam?

The North American P-51 Mustang was one of the greatest fighters of World War II. Had life worked out differently, the Mustang could also have fought in Vietnam and flown against a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. In fact, it might even have replaced the A-10 Warthog. The P-51 eventually became the Turbo Mustang III.

How many P-51 Mustangs are left in the world?

The aircraft is a P-51 “D” model, serial number 44-73264. Of the approximately 15,000 P-51s produced in WWII, over 8,000 were “D” models. Today, only about 150 airworthy examples of Mustangs exist world-wide in museums, flying or under restoration.

What engine was in the P-51 Mustang?

Packard V-1650 Merlin
North American P-51 Mustang/Engine types

The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the two-speed, two-stage-supercharged Merlin 66, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns.

What does the P in P-38 mean?

A master sergeant serving in the 30th Signal Construction Battalion in North Africa, Bandola began his acquaintance with the P-38 in 1943. “The P-38 was our means for eating 90 percent of the time, but the next thing I knew we were using it for cleaning boots, fingernails, screwdrivers, you name it.

What’s the speed of a P-51 Voodoo?

P-51 ‘Voodoo’ at nearly 500 MPH -CAUTION-MAY BLOW SPEAKERS! – YouTube If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

What kind of aircraft is the Voodoo Mustang?

Voodoo is a highly modified North American P-51 Mustang that was the 2013, 2014 and 2016 Unlimited-class champion of the Reno Air Races.

What’s the world record for a P-51 Mustang?

On 2 September 2017, Steve Hinton, Jr set a new 3km Absolute Propeller Driven Piston Powered Aircraft (C-1e class) record, achieving an average speed of 531.53mph over four consecutive passes in highly modified P-51 Mustang Voodoo.

What’s the air temperature in a P-51 Mustang?

On the day of the attempt, the temperature reached 91°F (32°C), which pushed the density altitude up towards 10000ft. “At 91°F on the ramp, you get into the airplane with no air vents, coolant pipes running beneath your legs, and the engine right in front of you…