North American P-51 Mustang

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    #1 Snautzer01, Jan 25, 2015
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    Poor thing gets gas then...

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    that's funny. what reason was the jet fitted to the 51?
     
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    Nothing to do with Blazing Saddles then? :D
     
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    Nice shot! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    It was actually conceived as a means of "flash acceleration" in response to the Me262 threat.

    There were two test aircraft, both were P-51D-25 airframes (44-73099 44-74050) and the rocket was an acid-aniline rocket motor that was fed by Red fuming nitric acid, carried in a special tank under the port wing and an aniline-alcohol mixture, carried in a tank under the starboard wing.

    The fuel mixture was extremely volitile and could prove to be dangerous in a ground error and/or combat, plus the tests did not produce satisfactory results, so it never developed any further.
     
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    that was kind of what i was thinking. to give them a chance to get a 262 in range long enough to take a couple shots at....OR they were looking at taking off of very short strip or carrier fully loaded. thanks GG
     
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    The concept was a direct result of the German's jet and rocket aircraft threat and it would never work on a carrier, as the rocket's exhaust would destroy the carrier's deck...

    I imagine the exhaust would have been pretty rough on an asphalt runway, too :lol:
     
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    Standing in line: P51 1st Air Command ~ Karachi India
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    5th AF Fighter Command 35th Group

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