A jet P-51 Mustang?

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  1. pampa14

    pampa14 Regular Member

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    Look at this! Did You know this rare and unusual version of the P-51 Mustang? The link below has some photos and a question: this version entered service or combat? To see all the pictures and answer the question above, please visit the link below and leave your comment.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/p-51-mustang-jato.html


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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    There were four very successful aircraft, all having more or less the same design.

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    P-51 Mustang

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    Supermarine Spitfire

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    Messerschmitt Bf 109

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    Yakovlev-3

    All of them were very maneuverable and capable fighters.

    There was one deficiency in the P-51 Mustang. When on a dive, its engines would stall, while their German counterpart did not, and this is because the German counterpart has a fuel injected engine while P-51 had a carburetor.
     
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    Coming to the opening post, the modification seems to be adding jet engines to a propeller driven aircraft.

    During the 1962 Indo-China War, one IAF Fairchild Packet were installed with a jet-pack so that it could takeoff from the rarefied airfield in Ladakh.

    This was also done in India by HAL.

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    Fairchild C-82 Packet

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    IAF Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar or "Packet" retro-fitted with a jetpack.

    Note: The nickname "Packet" is specifically meant for Fairchild C-82. In India, Fairchild C-119 was called the "Packet," while in the west, it was called the "Flying Boxcar."
     
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