P-51 Mustang (oz5591)
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P-51 Mustang. Control line scale model fighter. McCoy .29 engine shown.
Quote: "For the first time, you can build same-scale control line flying replicas of three top-notch World War II fighters; this trio will make a fascinating project for your club or contest flying.
Triple-Threat Treat (Cont.) North American Mustang. While our Lightnings and Thunderbolts were tangling with the Messerschmitts and Zeros, a new US fighter Was in the process of development. Originally built for the British as a fast reconnaisance plane, the Mustang was first called the NA-73 'Apache.' It was then converted for ground attack use and we designated it A-36a. (See plans). Both these models were powered with the 1050 hp Allison engine. The A-36a planes were camouflaged with grey-blue bottoms and olive drab tops. The change which did most for this craft was the installation of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of 1500 hp. The P-51 then became the 'fastest fighter in the world' and still maintained its excellent maneuverability.
This plane is still the proud owner of the title 'world's fastest propeller-driven plane' and has performed with excellence in the Korean conflict. Countless speed records have been shattered and air races won by war-surplus Mustangs.
Our model is a replica of the P-51K-10-NT and is built to 3/4 in to the foot scale. Procured during 1944-45, 1337 P-51K airplanes were built. The Packard V-1650-7 engine of 1490 hp, swinging an Aeroprop propeller, pulled the craft through the air at 485 mph! Gross weight is 11,000 lbs..."
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Update 29/01/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, this one from Uncle Willies.
Supplementary file notes
Article 'Triple Threat' with text and pics, thanks to BillW. Also, a copy of the construction notes from Hobby Helpers plan #1252.
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User commentsHi, can you have the scale of this construction plan wingspan and fuselage length all out?
Alessandro - 02/09/2021
Alessandro. The scale is in the lower left corner of the plan. There are one grid of 3/8" (9.525mm) squares.
Valeria367 - 03/09/2021
The scale is quoted as 3/4" to the foot (1/16) which gives a wingspan of about 27". As stated
pmw - 03/09/2021
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