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Old 08-21-2016, 10:14 AM
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Default A jet P-51 Mustang?

Look at this! Did You know this rare and unusual version of the P-51 Mustang? The link below has some photos and a question: this version entered service or combat? To see all the pictures and answer the question above, please visit the link below and leave your comment.


http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com...tang-jato.html


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Old 08-21-2016, 11:55 PM
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So...did you know that the Spitfire would bust the P51 ass in a fight?? Did you know that there was a jet powered version of the Spitfire also?? Did you also know that the air frame on the p51 made it useless with jet engines??

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:14 PM
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Didn't know of either of these but, from tales my father told me (he was US Army anti-aircraft throughout Europe from 1943 through 1945) the first aircraft that he never saw coming out of the sun and strafing the living hell out of his position was a early German jet, not sure of the designation. Aircraft aside and from my own readings it seeems that be it aircraft, battleships, tanks, and most assuredly submarines the WW-II German versions may have been head and shoulders above the opposition. Only the felony stupidity of der Fuhrer prevented a host of other ass-kickings that "we" may have faced enroute to victory if not changing the ultimate outcome all together. Sorta scares the crap out of anyone pondering big-time military conflict with obozo as commander in chief doesn't it? Thankfully we have to sweat that nightmare for only a few more months and hopefully after that it won't be more of the same.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:22 AM
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The P-51 with the Argus As 014s, slung under wing looks interesting.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:22 AM
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Not alot of info out there about these things. In anycase pretty sure they didn't last long before being replaced by other experimental jets. Most of these early jets were probably more trouble than they were worth just look up the service records of the ones that actually flew 50/50 success rate at best no matter the country. Lucky for us by the time the Germans actually started fielding them they were essentially crippled with out access to nickel to make appropriate alloys for the engines. What they were left with was very short service life engines that melted or exploded if pushed to hard this is why allied p51's,spitfires, etc liked to attack jets like m262 on landing they couldn't rapidly accelerate without destroying themselves.
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