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P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« on: March 05, 2012, 02:34:21 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread dedicated to your P-51 Mustang and Derivates (that includes the A-36 and F-82) Ideas and Inspiration.

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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 02:37:47 AM »
To begin with, the proposed Sea Mustang:



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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 02:40:32 AM »
Radial Engined derivatives:






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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 02:45:47 AM »
There's these

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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 06:03:01 AM »
This is such an awesome photo.



A link GTX provided on the Falcon thread.

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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 09:06:24 AM »
I've got this pic

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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 09:38:22 AM »
High-altitude interceptor version of a Mustang (basically a single-fuselage F-82):



Defiant-style turret:


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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:58:26 AM »
How about a "Twin Mustang" much like the "Twin P-40" that Curtiss mocked up - one fuselage with a solid nose (weapons fit optional) and two engine nacelles with the wing of the P-82?  I suspect the fuselage would need lengthening to P-82 length and that could get interesting if you're starting from a razorback fuselage.  Something along these lines is on my "to do" list.

Another thought, since the T-28 looks to have derived from that radial-engined Mustang concept, how about splicing bits of it and a P-51H together to do a tri-gear Mustang?

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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 10:57:54 AM »
High-altitude interceptor version of a Mustang (basically a single-fuselage F-82)

I wish it were that simple to make one in plastic.  I have a 1/48th scale ModelCraft F-82 kit that I have been tearing up for quite some time now and getting very frustrated with it.  Add to that the interest in setting it up with a nose wheel and all of the ingredients are present for one of those "FAIL" demotivational posters :(
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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 12:34:36 AM »
That radial version is very good looking. And USN blue, or FAA colours would make it even more pretty...

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 01:21:01 AM »
Not-so-subtle "variant":



Custom V-16 engine, 5-bladed prop, wingtip rocket pods/fuel tanks, experimental (actual) camouflage.

I made this from a "single" P-82 twin-Mustang fuselage (larger and longer than a P-51), a "snap-tite" Mustang wing (about 1/64 scale, thus again slightly larger), F-89 "Scorpion" wingtip pods (what GENIUS decided to mix fiery rockets and fuel????), and Spitfire 22 prop (at the time I didn't want to try to "reverse" the props, so my fictional V-16 ENGINE defies American custom and rotates oppositely).
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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 10:35:54 AM »
What would a Mustang look like with a Seafire 47 wing and Griffon?
Would it fly??
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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 11:37:48 PM »
While it's been done already in plastic by a couple people, I'd love to see an Allison-engined -D model.   Why the -D rather than a bubble topped P-51A?   Better proportions IMHO. 
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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2012, 04:14:06 AM »
How about a P-51 with the Allison V-1710 and turbosupercharger from the P-38.  The original P-51s had this engine, though without turbosupercharger.  What if instead of going to the Merlin, they simply added the turbosupercharger from the P-38 to provide the higher altitude performance sought?
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Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 04:33:09 AM »
How about a P-51 with the Allison V-1710 and turbosupercharger from the P-38.  The original P-51s had this engine, though without turbosupercharger.  What if instead of going to the Merlin, they simply added the turbosupercharger from the P-38 to provide the higher altitude performance sought?

Or post war when production rights for the RR Merlin was withdrawn.  An example of which is the F-82 Twin Mustang which in prototype and early production models did use a Merlin engines but later versions were powered by the Allison engines.
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