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P-40 vs P-51

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P-40 Warhawk versus P-51 Mustang

Airplane P-40 Warhawk P-51 Mustang
Country USA USA
Type of aircraft Fighter Fighter-Bomber
First Flight 1938 1940
Introduction 1939 1942
Crew 1 1
Number built 13800 16000

Airplanes dogfight compare

Lethality points 60 60
Lethality level High High
Firing Time pts (main gun) 18 20
Firing Time pts (secondary guns) 18 30
Firing Time pts (total) 36 50
Main gun Rate of fire (round/min) 1200 850
Main gun Effective range (yd) 2000 2000
Main gun Effective range (m) 1829 1829
Turn Radius (No flaps) 648 777
Turn Radius (Full flaps) 497 633
Speed/Accele./Agility pts 97 59
Acceleration (0-150 ft (ft/s)) 11,40 10,00
Acceleration (0-150 ft (m/s)) 3,47 3,05
Acceleration (250-300 ft (ft/s)) 20,30 22,30
Acceleration (250-300 ft (m/s)) 6,19 6,80
Wing Loading (lb/sq ft) 37 39
Wing Loading (kg/sq m) 181 190
Max Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,182 0,225
Max Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,401 0,497
Min Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,129 0,143
Min Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,283 0,316
Climb Rate (ft/min) 2500 3200
Climb Rate (m/min) 762 975

Airplanes Size/Power/Specs

Length (ft) 31,70 32,30
Length (m) 9,66 9,85
Width (ft) 37,30 37,00
Width (m) 11,37 11,28
Height (ft) 12,30 13,40
Height (m) 3,75 4,08
Wing Area (sq ft) 236 235
Wing Area (sq m) 21,9 21,8
Empty Weight (lb) 6325 7630
Empty Weight (kg) 2869 3461
Max. Take Off (lb) 8945 12000
Max. Take Off (kg) 4057 5443
Engine Power (hp) 1150 1720
Engine 1 × Allison V-1710-39 1 × Packard V-1650-7
Max Speed (mph) 360 437
Max Speed (km/h) 579 703
Max Speed (Mach) 0,47 0,57
Max Range (miles) 650 1650
Max Range (km) 1046 2655
Service Ceiling (ft) 29000 42000
Service Ceiling (m) 8839 12802

 

Airplanes armament and equipment

6 x 12.7mm M2 Browning air-cooled machine guns

Up to 2,000lbs of external ordnance

 

4 x 20mm long-barrel Hispano-Suiza cannons in wings,
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose
4 x 12.7mm machine guns in wings
P-51D:
6 x .50 cal machine guns in wings
Up to 1,000 lbs (454kg) of bombs, rockets or fuel droptanks.

P-40 vs P-51

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