Was the P-51 a good fighter?

The Mustang, with its high speed, long-range, low-cost, and six . 50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns, made it the ideal fighter for the job. The P-51 dominated air combat in Europe, destroying nearly 5,000 enemy aircraft. It was also a very capable fighter-bomber and could carry 1,000 pounds of bombs and rockets.

Did a P-51 ever fight a zero?

This Mitsubishi A6M5, captured at Saipan in July 1944 and now maintained by Planes of Fame, is the only Zero still flying with its original Nakajima Sakae 31 engine. Mitsubishi’s legendary A6M ran circles around opposing fighters early in World War II, but by 1945 its odds of surviving a dogfight were close to zero.

What is the best performance Mustang?

Ranking The 10 Best Ford Mustangs of All Time

  1. 1 1965 Shelby GT350. Via : Motor Authority.
  2. 2 1969 Boss 429. Via : AutoEvolution.
  3. 3 2000 SVT Cobra R. Via : Carscoops.
  4. 4 1967 Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” Via : Motor Authority.
  5. 5 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
  6. 6 1967 Shelby GT500.
  7. 7 2013 Shelby GT500.
  8. 8 2018 Roush GT Jackhammer.

Which is faster Spitfire or Mustang?

The Mustang was also much quicker than the Spitfire, with a much longer combat range. The Mustang also flew much higher than the Spitfire, giving it a noticeable advantage. North American also equipped the Mustang with more weaponry, as well as a much faster climb rate.

What kind of aircraft was the P-51 Mustang?

The P-51 Mustang Fighter, a North American Aviation, is one of the most iconic fighters / fighter-bombers that is single-seated and was used during World War 2. In total over 15,000 of these were manufactured. The Mustang was designed originally to be used with the Allison V-1710 engine – making it a very good aircraft.

Which is better, P-51 Mustang vs Focke?

In terms of combat performance the Spitfire XIV and Focke-Wulf 190D-8 were superior, but the P-51 was one of the most important fighter aircraft of the war. I always had sneaky feeling that the P-51 was improved evolution of the Spitfire. Is it just me who see’s a Spit hiding inside the Mustang ?

Which is the best fighter aircraft of World War 2?

P-51 Mustang easily. It is the best piston engined fighter of the WW2. Click to expand… In terms of combat performance the Spitfire XIV and Focke-Wulf 190D-8 were superior, but the P-51 was one of the most important fighter aircraft of the war.

What kind of engine did the RAF Mustang use?

The Mustang was originally designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which, in its earlier variants, had limited high-altitude performance. It was first flown operationally by the RAF as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I).