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stalkervision
09-20-2008, 03:21 PM
What aircraft was nicknamed "The poor man's Mustang" ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stalkervision
09-20-2008, 03:21 PM
What aircraft was nicknamed "The poor man's Mustang" ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

M_Gunz
09-20-2008, 03:26 PM
AT-6?

stalkervision
09-20-2008, 03:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
AT-6? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, but a good quess buddy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VF-17_Jolly
09-20-2008, 03:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The poor man's Mustang </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.woodwaysigns.com/t-28/p1010063.jpg

stalkervision
09-20-2008, 03:49 PM
Nice picture but no. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

berg417448
09-20-2008, 03:56 PM
http://www.midwestnavioneers.org/navinfo.htm

stalkervision
09-20-2008, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by berg417448:
http://www.midwestnavioneers.org/navinfo.htm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I betcha you googled it.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

stalkervision
09-20-2008, 04:01 PM
http://www.highlandlakessquadron.com/l_17.html

The story of the Ryan Nivian is really fascinating btw. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

At the end of WW-II North American Aviation resumed manufacturing civilian aircraft, and the NA-145 Navion, nicknamed "the poor man's Mustang", was its first post-war product. It first flew in April 1946. The Army Air Forces ordered 83 military versions under the designation L-17A. It was procured 'off-the-shelf' from among all U.S. four-place aircraft with no special expenditure for a new design.



http://www.highlandlakessquadron.com/l-17_rotc.jpg

http://www.highlandlakessquadron.com/l17.jpg


There are still a lot flyng btw and are quite a bargan for what you get. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I have seen a few of these up close and they do look a lot like like a civilianized Mustang.

http://www.highlandlakessquadron.com/l17flying.jpg

thefruitbat
09-20-2008, 04:17 PM
hmm, i was thinking of any allison engined Mustang http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

fruitbat

stalkervision
09-20-2008, 05:09 PM
allison's are very good engines. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Most are optimised for low altitdes aren't they though?

Buzzsaw-
09-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Salute

I would have said the P-40F or L, the P-40's with the Merlin 28 two speed supercharger engine in it, but obviously that is not correct.

The P-40L had decent high alt performance, much better than the Allison engined versions, but nothing close to the Mustang's speed, managing only 368 mph at 20,000 ft.

Skoshi Tiger
09-20-2008, 06:03 PM
I know the de Havilland Chipmunk was called the poor-mans Spitfire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Chipmunk

I've always had a soft spot for the Morse Prowler.

http://www.prowleraviation.com/the_airplane/the_airplane.html

Ronbo3
09-20-2008, 06:38 PM
I would think the Thunder mustang would fit the bill more so now... 3/4 scale using a small V12 and capable of 250mph plus i believe...

M_Gunz
09-20-2008, 07:56 PM
First plane I ever rode in didn't look **too** far removed from that was a 4 seat Mooney.
I'm going back to 1962 here so don't expect me to remember details of the plane besides
low wing, tail and a cabin that that one reminds me of.. and of course the twirly thing
up front and wheels underneath parts.

Penny a pound somewhere near Willingborough, NJ. Up around and another landing for the log.

jarink
09-20-2008, 08:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
What aircraft was nicknamed "The poor man's Mustang" ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know someone else who got his copy of "Air and Space" magazine today!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

R_Target
09-20-2008, 08:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
allison's are very good engines. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Most are optimised for low altitdes aren't they though? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

V-1710 had only a single-speed, single-stage supercharger as it was intended to be mated to the GE turbo as on the P-38 for altitude performance.

At lower altitudes, Allison P-51 is competitive with Merlin at less power.