If You Are A P-51 Mustang Fan...

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  1. L84Cabo

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    ...Go read this! :)

    An Experience to Recall | For God's Glory Alone Ministries

    "An Experience To Recall"

     
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    I SHOULD have been born earlier, because I KNOW that I should have been a P51D fighter pilot in WWII.... :(
     
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    A good read, but I'm partial to the P-47's myself.
     
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    You just like the tiger/shark mouths painted over the front intakes (I know I do!)... they’re my second favorite WWII fighter. ;)
     
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    Wrong aircraft, you're thinking of the Curtiss P-40
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    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
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    I know the P-51 well and that is spelled the end of Nazis. With drop fuel tanks the fighter planes did not have turn back when the B-17 flew bombing missions over Europe. With that said I like the P-47 Thunderbolt better. Eight .50 caliber machines guns, unguided rockets, and can carry bombs made it made formidable fighter/bomber. Also it had armor to protect the pilot and the cockpit was roomy compared to the P-51 cockpit too.

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    Love the Mustang, but the F4U Corsair will always be my favorite. Great article. It was nice that they had both of these planes at the last airshow in Hillsboro
     
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    The Mustang, the Warthog, the Osprey are my three favorite military planes.

    My dad was a pilot and he knew the owner and pilot of a P-51 at the Salem airport. IIRC it was one of the Morrow brothers?
     
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    My grandfather flew spitfires and mustangs during WWII with 234 Sqn RAF (He was RAAF pilot on posting into an RAF squadron they did a lot of that with Australians). He loved the spitfire but said the mustang was the best Aircraft he ever flew, he ended up flying missions 2 days after Dday and continued on through the rest of the european war. His last mission was a deep escort mission to the Eagles nest with 617 "Dambusters" squadron dropping 22,000lb 'grand slam' bombs, as he said it was a pity that Hitler wasn't home!
     
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    Fell free to correct me but I think the Mustang went from a concept to a test flight in only 3 months.
     
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    DOH!! You’re right.., the P47 is my 4th favorite WWII fighter after the F4U Corsair!
     
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    Is that an electric or fuel powered motor you have running in the HALLWAY?! :eek::s0112:
     
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    You're partially correct. 102 days to rollout.... First flight at the 149 day mark. Astonishingly quick development.
     
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    Horse shoes, I was close. 110 days came to mind. But was on other topics.
     
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    Naw, the Greatest of ALL american fighters of WWII was this bad boy!
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    2 planes, one pilot! OR............Fork tailed devil
    2nd Best Fighter:
    Never actually used in combat, but was a few weeks from doing so, still, would have caused SERIOUS head aches against the Japs!
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    3rd greatest!
    This is a test, see if you can figure out what it is! Was equal to every thing it went up against for the first year and a half!
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    The Bearcat is one of my favorites. Underrated, but its's still no P51:p

    No more beer for me. On my 3rd edit - that is the Mig-1.
     
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    NOPE! Good guess, earlier, part plywood, powered buy one of the first fuel injected aero engines in history the Mighty Mikulin Am-35 supercharged! Top speed of 394 MPH in 1940! NOBODY could catch it in the early years!
     
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    I love the Mustang but my favorite WWII Aircraft and favorite Aircraft of all time is the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

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    Gents, I always enjoyed reading about the sheer ruggedness of the P47- coming home with tree branches smashed into the wings, multiple cylinders shot out, etc

    That was one of the advantages of its air-cooled radial engine; it could take a lot more abuse. You get one bullet in a coolant line in a ‘51 and you might as well just bail now, Jack.

    Still, it would have been a privilege and an honor to have flown either one in the Big One, gents!
     
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