Two sizes of wing tanks in a MUSTANG?

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  1. KimJongIl

    KimJongIl New Member

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    hi folks
    in PAGE 190 of MUSTANG - The Story Of The P-51 Fighter i read this:


    P-51F/G/J fuel ,two wing tanks,1080 lbs.LH 75 gal,RH 105 gal.

    P-51H fuel ,two wing tanks,1230 lbs.LH 100 gal,RH 105 gal.

    does it means these mustangs use a larger wing tank and a smaller one?

    anybody have further info?thanks!
     
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    drgondog Well-Known Member

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    Yes

    The P-51F/G/J were the lightweight experimental Mustangs and the P-51H was the production version. I suspect the slight difference in the internal tanks between LH and RH side may have been to try to counteract some of the right rudder forces on a Max Gross Take Off - but just a guess on the latter.

    The B/C/D of course had two symetrical 92 gallon internal wing tanks
     
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