P-51 Mustang Special Edition DVD

Price: $59.95

  • DVD contains 21 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • This DVD will ship Aug 10th

November 1971

  • The First Mustangs, P-51A & A-36
  • NA-73 The Forgotten Mustang

May 1972

  • More Mustangs to Meet the Eye

November 1975

  • Mustang Ace Kit Carson
  • Eighth Air Force P-51Ds

January 1976

  • Destroying the Luftwaffe, A P-51 Ace’s Personal Story

February 1976

  • The 8th Air Force’s Greatest Day, Fighting the Luftwaffe at 30,000ft

March 1976

  • The Last of the Breed, Decoying the Luftwaffe – P-51Ds

April 1976

  • Combat Flying Against the Luftwaffe’s Last Ditch Jets

May 1976

  • The Making of the Mustang, A P-51 Ace’s Narrative

June 1976

  • Mating the Rolls Royce Merlin to the P-51 Mustang

January 1977

  • The Escort Mustangs of Iwo Jima, Attacking the Japanese Empire across 1,500 Miles of Ocean

September 1978

  • Pursue & Destroy, P-51 Mustang Portfolio Preview

July 1979

  • Mustang Milestones, A Pictorial Evolution of the P-51 Mustang

July 1981

  • Mustang Men, The Fighter Pilots & Ground Crew of the 8th Air Force

October 1981

  • Blakesleewaffe, A Pictorial History Of The 4th Fighter Group

February 1982

  • The Mustang’s Last Hurrah, The P-51 Mustang in the Korean War

July 1985

  • Special P-51 Mustang Edition, From NA-73 to P-51H

January 1994

  • Down! – Battle Damage, Bail Outs &Crash Landings, 339th Fighter Gp. Pilots Tell All!

September 1995

  • Pursuit Plane 51 – The Why & Wherefore Of The Mustang Fighter’s Long-Lived Combat Legend

November 1997

  • “Big Day” Point Of No Return, Destroying The Luftwaffe’s Fighter Arm

February 1999

  • Why the P-51 and P-47 were The War’s most Effective Fighters

February 2001

  • 1944 The Ides of March, The Art of Long Range Escort

Bonus Features

  • F-51D Flight Handbook (1954)
  • F-51D Mustang Pilot’s Manual (1952)
  • F-51D, TF-51D and F-51K Parts Catalog (1954)
  • F-51H Mustang Characteristics (1949)
  • P-51 Drag and Lift (1943)
  • P-51 Flight Manual
  • P-51 Mustang – Allison V-1710 engine (1941)
  • P-51 Mustang III Flight test (1946)
  • P-51 Mustang Pilot Training Manual (1945)
  • P-51 Pilot Training Manual
  • P-51 POH (1950)
  • P-51B & P-51D Drag (1991)
  • P-51B Flight Operating Instructions (1943)
  • P-51D (1944)
  • P-51D Flight Handbook (1952)
  • P-51D Parts Catalogue (1954)
  • P-51D Performance Data
  • P-51D-K Parts Catalog (1949)
  • XP-51 Drag Characteristics (1946
  • Over 380 photos!

P-51D Statistics

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 4½ in (4.08 m:tail wheel on ground, vertical propeller blade.)
  • Wing area: 235 sq ft (21.83 m²)
  • Airfoil: NAA/NACA 45-100 / NAA/NACA 45-100
  • Empty weight: 7,635 lb (3,465 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 9,200 lb (4,175 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,100 lb (5,490 kg)
  • Maximum fuel capacity: 419 US gal (349 imp gal; 1,590 l)
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0163
  • Drag area: 3.80 sqft (0.35 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.83
  • Powerplant: 1 × Packard V-1650-7 liquid-cooled V-12, with a 2 stage intercooled supercharger, 1,490 hp (1,111 kW) at 3,000 rpm;[121] 1,720 hp (1,282 kW) at WEP
  • Propellers: constant-speed, variable-pitch Hamilton Standard, propeller
  • Propeller diameter: 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: ~440 mph (383 kn, 708 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
  • Cruise speed: 362 mph (315 kn, 580 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 100 mph (87 kn, 160 km/h)
  • Range: 1,650 mi (1,434 nmi, 2,755 km) with external tanks
  • Service ceiling: 41,900 ft (12,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,200 ft/min (16.3 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 39 lb/sqft (192 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (300 W/kg)
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 14.6
  • Recommended Mach limit 0.8

Armament

  • Guns: 6 × 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns with 1,840 total rounds (380 rounds for each on the inboard pair, and 270 rounds for each of the outer two pair)
  • Rockets: 6 or 10 × 5.0 in (127 mm) T64 H.V.A.R rockets (P-51D-25, P-51K-10 on)
  • Bombs: 1,000 lb (453 kg) total on two wing hardpoints
  • Each hardpoint: 1 × 100 lb (45 kg) bomb, 1 × 250 lb (113 kg) bomb or 1 × 500 lb (226 kg) bomb)

Variants

Variant Number built Notes
NA-73X 1 Prototype
XP-51 2 Prototypes
Mustang Mk I 620 Built for RAF at Inglewood, California
A-36 Apache 500 Dive-bomber variant of P-51; also known as “Invader” or “Mustang”
P-51 150 Built at Inglewood, California. 93 were Lend-Leased to the UK, operated by RAF as the “Mustang Mk Ia”. 57 were retained by the USAAF and fitted with Allison V-1710-39 engines.
P-51A-NA 310 Built at Inglewood, California. 50 Lend-Leased to the RAF, service name “Mustang Mk II”.
XP-51B 2 Prototypes of P-51B
P-51B-NA 1,987 Built at Inglewood, California. First production version to be equipped with the Merlin engine. 308 supplied under Lend-Lease and operated by the RAF as “Mustang Mk III”.
P-51C-NT 1,750 First P-51 variant to be built at North American’s Dallas plant. Identical to P-51B. Mustangs built by North American in Dallas were suffixed “-NT”. 636 were supplied under Lend-Lease to the RAF as the Mustang Mk III.
XP-51D 3 Prototypes of P-51D
P-51D-NA/-NT 8,200 6,600 built at Inglewood, 1,600 built at Dallas. 100 P-51D-1-NA were sent unassembled to Australia. 282 under Lend-Lease served in the RAF as the “Mustang Mk IV”.
XP-51F 3 Lightweight version
XP-51G 2 Lightweight version; five-bladed propeller
P-51H-NA 555 Built at Inglewood, California
XP-51J 2 Allison-engined lightweight development.
P-51K-NT 1,500 Built at Dallas, Texas. Identical to the P-51D except fitted with four-bladed Aeroproducts propeller. 600 Lend-Lease to the RAF as the “Mustang Mk IVa”.
P-51M-NT 1 Same as P-51H with V-1650-9A engine non-water injection for low level operations. Built at Dallas; contract later cancelled