P51 - Merlin or on to a Griffon?

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  1. stewart69

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    There was also Red Baron, owned by Roy Maclain in Idaho Falls. Powerplant was a Griffon 57 driving a de Havilland contra-prop of 13ft 8in diameter, though I don't think the nacelle fairing looked as effective as the previous poster. The Griffon was taken from an Avro Shackleton developing 2,455hp for take-off and the carb intake was positioned on top of the cowling much like the earlier, Allison-engined Mustangs.

    Sorry, I can't post a pic right now but you could probably google image it.
     
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    Look at that thing! What a monster!

    You gotta be on your game when you start monkeying around with that much power. Considering it is a stripped down Mustang (not a combat loaded one), it must be a royal bitch to fly.
     
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