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HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 03:10 AM
Has anybody ever flown the P-51B? I flew it for the first time last night to try out some skins, and man that bird has soul! IIRC it wasn't very good, but I had a blast with it. It is able to soak up an incredible amount of punishment, in one instance, I had lost an elevator, lost an aileron, and had half a metre of each wing blown off. Add that with an oily screen, and I was still able to crash land her http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The other pilots were peeved lol couldn't make me explode http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Its one of my new favs, the "Baby Mustang" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What does everybody else think of it?

http://img320.echo.cx/img320/2742/babymustangsmall2vk.jpg

HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 03:10 AM
Has anybody ever flown the P-51B? I flew it for the first time last night to try out some skins, and man that bird has soul! IIRC it wasn't very good, but I had a blast with it. It is able to soak up an incredible amount of punishment, in one instance, I had lost an elevator, lost an aileron, and had half a metre of each wing blown off. Add that with an oily screen, and I was still able to crash land her http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The other pilots were peeved lol couldn't make me explode http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Its one of my new favs, the "Baby Mustang" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What does everybody else think of it?

http://img320.echo.cx/img320/2742/babymustangsmall2vk.jpg

bigbossmalone
07-16-2005, 03:18 AM
Yes, HBR, I too am well impressed with the 51-B.
As you said it takes a good bit of punishment and is (for my flying abilities) a pretty forgiving plane to fly, much more so thanthe admittedly faster 51-D's!

Deedsundone
07-16-2005, 03:20 AM
Lovely skin!

F19_Olli72
07-16-2005, 03:29 AM
I've always kinda liked the B version better than the bubbletop D, but not because of any performance difference. It simply looks better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bigbossmalone
07-16-2005, 03:41 AM
Yep, it looks more like a 109/190 killer than the Speed Circuit Racer looks of the D!

ImpStarDuece
07-16-2005, 03:55 AM
The P-51B/C was generally considered to be the nicest handeling of the Merlin engined Mustangs. It did have a few kinks that needed to be worked out though;

1) It only had 4 MGs, which jammed frequently due to a complicated feed path. Ammunition was also prone to stopping due to poor gunbay heating.

2)The V-1650 was quite prone to hostile environmental conditions. Coolant pipes were very prone to leaks/breaks as were hose joints. The sparkplugs became fouled easily as well.


Joe Baugher thought very highly of the P-51B;

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> ...many pilots regarded the Malcolm-hooded P-51B/C as the best Mustang of the entire series. It was lighter, faster, and had crisper handling than the later bubble-hooded P-51D and actually had a better all-round view. Its primary weakness, however, was in its armament--only four rather than six guns, which often proved prone to jamming. Some of the modifications applied to the P-51D to improve the ammunition feed were later retrofitted into P-51B/Cs, which made their guns less prone to jamming. With modified guns and a Malcolm hood, the P-51B/C was arguably a better fighter than the P-51D, with better visibility, lower weight, and without the structural problems which afflicted the D. Its departure characteristics were also more benign. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 03:56 AM
Mmm yeah. Add to that the shark nose, its a natural born killer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The 4 x 0.50's are good, they have adequate firepower, but reduced recoil when compared to the D, its easier to walk to rounds up to the nose and cockpit with this one.

PS Thanks dees http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif not mine though

Slater_51st
07-16-2005, 04:04 AM
Hey guys,

I personally like the P-51B/C over the D. However, I REALLY want the Allison versions(A-36A, Mustang Mk I, P-51A, etc)

Here's a bit about them:
"So far as the Allison-powered Mustang being a "disappointment" is concerned, Southern California aviation legend the Rev. B.C. Reid - who flew every kind of Mustang there was with the 107th Tac Recon Squadron of the 67th Tac Recon Group during 1943-45 - says that the P-51A Mustang was to the Mustang series what the Bf-109F was to Messerschmitt's fighter: the best combination of engine and airframe for flight harmony. "After the A-model, they kept adding weight more than they added power," he once told me, "and the D-model was an underpowered truck in comparison with the A-model. Its only grace was it could fly high." The 107th TRS kept F-6As (the photo-recon P-51A) to the end of the war, and pilots like Reid chose to fly them over the F6C (P-51C) or F6D (P-51D) whenever possible, "because you could outperform anything under ten thousand feet in that baby.""

When flying the B, I like to be in something like these:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/MustangSlater67/LiveBait262b.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/MustangSlater67/KillerTest.jpg

Funny, I didn't like the Mustang til I started to skin her, lol. Now, I don't fly her much, but I really see her beauty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

S! Slater

Siwarrior
07-16-2005, 05:06 AM
Hehehehe i use that shark skin for my Mustang III
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I love shootin down la7s in p51b http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 05:23 AM
Hey Warrior, remember last night in the SarahZOOM server, where I was shootin down Sarahs Me-163's with a P-51B? That was so funny http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Slickun
07-16-2005, 07:49 AM
Mustang B's with the -7 engine were overboosted to 25 lbs by the RAF. 2050 hp at 4000 feet! 400 mph on the deck! Woo hoo!

Fly it in FB as the Mustang III.

Siwarrior
07-16-2005, 09:24 AM
ROFL sarahzoom is crazy, rememebr how we were all flying me163s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
i got lennox in a ki43 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 09:31 AM
Hehehe I remember my very first time online with Merged, I shot down Lennox on his K-4 with my Cr 42 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I like to remind him every so often.....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

VW-IceFire
07-16-2005, 10:42 AM
I don't particularly like the B/C/III for the lack of firepower but they do have their charms and handle nicer. I think they are also a bit faster...

fordfan25
07-16-2005, 12:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Olli72:
I've always kinda liked the B version better than the bubbletop D, but not because of any performance difference. It simply looks better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

there is something wrong with you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Olli72
07-16-2005, 02:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Olli72:
I've always kinda liked the B version better than the bubbletop D, but not because of any performance difference. It simply looks better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

there is something wrong with you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, i never pretended to be sane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif. I am a cr@pplane lover after all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Spread the http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif brother, let there be cr@p!

VMF-214_HaVoK
07-16-2005, 03:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Hey Warrior, remember last night in the SarahZOOM server, where I was shootin down Sarahs Me-163's with a P-51B? That was so funny http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It dont take much firepower to bring down a jet. A couple .30 cals will do it. Try it in QMB.

HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 11:02 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Yeah, I suppose, but you should have heard her afterward http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> quote:
Originally posted by fordfan25:

quote:
Originally posted by F19_Olli72:
I've always kinda liked the B version better than the bubbletop D, but not because of any performance difference. It simply looks better Smile



there is something wrong with you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Hey, i never pretended to be sane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif . I am a cr@pplane lover after all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Spread the http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif brother, let there be cr@p! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm with Olli on this one, cr@planes are teh uber best!!!

blazer-glory
07-17-2005, 03:34 AM
A tasty looking bird http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

wayno7777
07-18-2005, 09:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Olli72:
I've always kinda liked the B version better than the bubbletop D, but not because of any performance difference. It simply looks better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

there is something wrong with you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why? The fastback is better looking than the coupe...