P-51D's ammo count

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    I'd go with manuals over websites.
     
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    #3 N4521U, Jun 8, 2014
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    If it was a RNZAF Mustang it would count................. one bro, two bro....
    ***Oh and if it was RCAF it wold be............ on eh, two eh.
    USAAF.................... one, ana two............

    just sayin.

    ***Couldn't help myself. Sorry.
     
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    There were different options.
    Initially the P-51D was equipped to carry 500 rounds for each inboard gun and 270 for the centre and outboard guns, a total 2,080 rounds. Later versions only carried 400 rounds for the two inboard guns giving a total of 1,180. These are the two different figures which you are finding.
    Cheers
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    Very interesting. That's not something you see very often.

    I looked around a bit and found this:

    TO 60JE-14 Modification of armament installation - P-51D

    Yes, indeed they reduced it for reliability purposes.
     
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