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Cars > Challenges > “P-51 British Mustang” Vs “Fighting Falcon”

 

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Thunder3

M–57
Beaver, West Virginia
United States

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Ramair1

M
Hugo, Oklahoma
United States

 

1944 North American P-51 Mustang

“P-51 British Mustang”

2001 Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

“Fighting Falcon”

 
Photo of: 1944 North American P-51 Mustang
Photo of: 2001 Lockheed Martin F-16
 

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About “P-51 British Mustang”

In April, 1942, a British test pilot, Ronald Harker, flew the Mustang and was very impressed by it. He suggested that the new plane would be a natural fit with the Rolls Royce Merlin 60-series engine, well-suited to high altitudes. At the prodding of Major Thomas Hitchcock, the Americans began working along the same lines (using the Packard license-built version of the Merlin), and the first Merlin-equipped Mustang, the P-51B, flew in November, 1942. The results were impressive, to say the least. At 30,000 feet, the improved Mustang reached 440 MPH, almost 100 MPH faster than the Allison-equipped Mustang at that altitude.




About “Fighting Falcon”

My hard earned tax dollars at work

 

Specs for “P-51 British Mustang”

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Specs for “Fighting Falcon”

USA
Type: single-seat air-combat and multi-role fighter
Max Speed: 1,146 kt / 1,320 mph
Max Range: 3,886 km / 2,415 miles
Dimensions: span 10.00 m / 32 ft 9.75 in length 15.03 m / 49 ft 4 in height 5.09 m / 16 ft 8.5 in
Weight: empty 8,273 kg / 18,218 lb max. take-off 19,187 lb
Powerplant: one 13154-kg (29,000-lb) afterburning thrust Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 or General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan
Armament: one 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon with 500 rounds, plus provision for up to 9276 kg (20,450 Ib) of externa ordnance on one underfuselage, six underwing and two tip hardpoints, this total declining to 5420 kg (11,950 Ib) for sorties including 9-g manoeuvres; the ordnance can include AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, a wide range of disposable ordnance (free-tall and guided), drop tanks and electronic pods (ECM, reconnaissance and targeting)

 

Factory Options for “P-51 British Mustang”

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Factory Options for “Fighting Falcon”

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Mods for “P-51 British Mustang”

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Mods for “Fighting Falcon”

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Points for P-51 British Mustang Total Votes Points for Fighting Falcon
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