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Is the P-51 a good plane in war thunder?

Is the P-51 a good plane in war thunder?

The P-51 Mustang is a rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/SB) and 3.7 (RB). The plane may not climb very well but does retain the traits of an energy fighter. Even with its limited climb rate the aircraft’s dive-speed is excellent, but manoeuvrability is average at best.

Which was better P51 or Spitfire?

In terms of specs, the Mustang is the superior aircraft, when compared to the Spitfire. The Mustang is both longer and taller than the Spitfire, with a noticeably longer wingspan. The Mustang was also much quicker than the Spitfire, with a much longer combat range.

Is the P51 d30 good?

It possesses an excellent climb rate and good high-speed handling which makes it extremely well suited for Boom and Zoom. Additionally, bombs and rockets can be carried making the P51 a good ground striker in Ground RB. Use this plane as a Boom & Zoom fighter. You’d be better off to not stall in this plane.

What is the scoop under the P 51 Mustang?

air inlet
The unmistakable scoop on the underside of the Mustang is the air inlet for the coolant radiator and oil cooler. During WWII, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) operated RAF Mustangs and in 1945 received their first shipment of 215 D model and 84 K model RAAF P-51s.

What made the P-51 so good?

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.

Which plane shot down the most planes in ww2?

It is accurate to state that the P-38 did shoot down more Japanese aircraft than any other USAAF plane with 1,857, with the P-40 running a close second at 1,633.5.

What does the P in P-51 stand for?

pursuit
In 1948, the designation P-51 (P for pursuit) was changed to F-51 (F for fighter) and the existing F designator for photographic reconnaissance aircraft was dropped because of a new designation scheme throughout the USAF.

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 is a Meredith effect radiator?

The Meredith effect is a phenomenon whereby the aerodynamic drag produced by a cooling radiator may be offset by careful design of the cooling duct such that useful thrust is produced by the expansion of the hot air in the duct.