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FPerkin
08-04-2004, 12:47 PM
It seems that in the aircraft discriptions that the P-51 Mustang gets a bad rap for it's liquid cooled engine. Why is it only the Mustang so discribed, when so many other fighters in the game have the same type of powerplants?

FPerkin
08-04-2004, 12:47 PM
It seems that in the aircraft discriptions that the P-51 Mustang gets a bad rap for it's liquid cooled engine. Why is it only the Mustang so discribed, when so many other fighters in the game have the same type of powerplants?

Heavy_Weather
08-04-2004, 12:50 PM
the location of the radiator on the P-51's were located under the A/C which were subject to running into garbage when strafing or being attacked from ground fire such as flak burst, once the radiator is out of coolant its over.

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1.JaVA_Razer
08-04-2004, 12:56 PM
apparently despite the vunurable belly cooler, it still could take a good pounding, P 51

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DaBallz
08-04-2004, 03:51 PM
Show me a liquid cooled fighter with the radiators
on the top.....
You can't.
Or perhaps you might find some oddball with
that configuration.

The least vulnerable was the aircraft with the
whole cooling package under or, in the unlikely
odd case, on the top of the engine.
P-40s, Typhoons, even P-39s were harder
to damage because the target area was small.

P-51s were no worse than a Bf-109 or Spit.
The P-51 cooling system was streached out
for the length of the fuselage, so was
the intercooler and oil cooler.

But a Bf-109 or a Spit had the coolers under the
wings, still a large target area.

The primary reason the P-51 gets such a bad rap
is it's long range made it VERY vulnerable.
A pin hole might not stop a Bf-109 driver.
Same for a Spit. Short range meant you were
likely to be over friendly territory.

A pin hole in the cooling system on a P-51 over
Berlin spelled disaster. you had to make it
home a thousand miles away!

ALL liquid cooled fighters, even a Yak or Lagg
had the same problem, range made it a BIG problem.

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JG7_Rall
08-04-2004, 04:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1.JaVA_Razer:
apparently despite the vunurable belly cooler, it still could take a good pounding, P 51

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Well the engine certainly couldn't. One shot in the right place and that things out. However the airframe was decently strong IIRC

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