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Cars > Challenges > “P-51 British Mustang” Vs “The Hornet”

 

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Thunder3

M–57
Beaver, West Virginia
United States

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M
Hugo, Oklahoma
United States

 

1944 North American P-51 Mustang

“P-51 British Mustang”

2003 Boeing F-18 The Hornet

“The Hornet”

 
Photo of: 1944 North American P-51 Mustang
Photo of: 2003 Boeing F-18
 

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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 “The Hornet”

My hard earned tax dollars at work

 

Specs for “P-51 British Mustang”

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Specs for “The Hornet”

USA
Type: carrierborne fighter and attack aircraft
Max Speed: 1,032 kt / 1,183 mph
Max Range: 740 km / 460 miles
Dimensions: span 11.43 m / 37 ft 6 in length 17.07 m / 56 ft 0 in height 4.66 m / 15 ft 3.5 in
Weight: empty 10,455 kg / 23,050 lb max. take-off 25,401 kg / 56,000 lb
Powerplant: two 7257-kg (16,000-lb) afterburning thrust General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofans
Armament: one 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan six-barrel rotary cannon with 570 rounds; up to 7711 kg (17,000 Ib) of disposable stores, including AAMs, ASMs, anti-ship missiles, free-fall or guided bombs, cluster bombs, dispenser weapons, napalm tanks, rocket launchers, drop tanks and ECM pods, carried on nine external hardpoints

 

Factory Options for “P-51 British Mustang”

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Factory Options for “The Hornet”

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Mods for “P-51 British Mustang”

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Mods for “The Hornet”

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Points for P-51 British Mustang Total Votes Points for The Hornet
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