Rocket and P-51

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  1. konigstiger

    konigstiger New Member

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    Were rockets used on P-51, during WWII in europe theater ? I know that most P-51 used for as fighter and P-47s were used for groud attack in the europe. I believe that P-51 used rockets against Japanese targets at pacific.
     
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    P-51 used the tube launched rockets. 5" (127mm) if I recall correctly in 3 cell launchers.
     
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    yeah they used em in WWII but more in korea becasue they got rid of most of the 47s after WWII
     
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    It seems like a kinda odd decision doesn't it to not use P-47 for what it did best?
     
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    how about HVAR rockets? were they used on P-51?
     
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    In the Pacific they used twin zero length launching stubs with 5 rockets under each wing.
     
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    There is a pic of the Mustang with rackets.Source unknow:
     

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    thanks for replies
     
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    They also used 2.75inch rockets in 3 cell "christmas tree" launchers. I believe these were mostly for anti-armor role.
     
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