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United States' North American P-51K Mustang fighter, Mustang Mk IV

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Design

The P-51K had a Aeroproducts propellar.1,2

Production

The P-51K was only produced at the Dallas plant.1,2

Usage

Royal Air Force (RAF)

The RAF received 594 P-51Ks.1

Specifications

  North American P-51K Mustang1, Mustang Mk IV1
Type Fighter bomber1
Crew 11
Engine (Type) Packard V-1650-7 Merlin1
Cylinders V 121
Cooling  
HP 1,7201
Propeller blades 41
Dimensions  
Span 37'1
11.28 m1
Length 32' 3"1
9.83 m1
Height 12' 2"1
3.71 m1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed @ 5,000' /
1,525 m
395 mph1
636 kph1
Speed @ 25,000' /
7,620 m
437 mph1
703 kph1
Climb 3,475'/minute1
1,059 m/minute1
Climb to 20,000' /
6,096 m
7.3 minutes1
Service ceiling 41,900'1
12,770 m1
Range 850 miles1
1,368 km1
Range - fuel tanks 1,650 miles1
2,655 km1
Armament  
Wings 6: 0.5" MG1
Bombs 2,000 lb1
907 kg1
OR  
Rockets 6: 5"1
6: 127 mm1

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
  2. American Attack Aircraft Since 1926, E. R. Johnson, 2012
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site