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    P-51 was:

    fast

    very fast sustained cruise speed (for a piston plane)

    Very maneuverable, better than most Luftwhiners believe.

    VERY inexpensive.

    Very good range.

    Good if not excellent weapons platform.

    Excellent vsability in D models and later.

    Maybe the best high speed maneuverability of any piston plane of WWII.

    At least on a par with any in dive.

    At true combat weights it also posessed reasonably good climb and turn rates.

    As the combat reports at Spitfireperformance.com indicate, it was truly
    a world beater in it's day.

    http://www.spitfireperformance.com/m...t-reports.html

    Sergio
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    You forgot that it won the war.
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    One could easely argue that

    1. The Dora is better in every point you mentioned above ( except low speed maneuverability, wich is equaled by roll rate)

    2. In the time the D series flow, the Luftwaffe had their first Jet combat ready.
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    Great plane

    Although it aLso had bad points

    1: Not very manouvrable at lower speeds , certainly worse than 109 at lower speed dogfights

    2: Poor armament compared to most other fighters of its day

    3: Quite unstable, DIrectional Stability not so good

    4. Needed lots of trimming for speed changes

    5: Poor climb rate

    Many planes of the era had very good high speed manouvrability FW190, Me262, Tempest, Gloster Meteor.

    Test pilots thoughts on P51 :-

    http://pages.sbcglobal.net/mdegnan/_...cteristics.gif

    I am sure if we had lists and lists of Luftwaffe combat reports, we would see that their planes were also world beaters

    I love the P51, its great fun to fly and master in the sim.
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    Sorry, I didnt really answer the question.

    Was the P51 a goat?

    No, it was maybe a Skateboard?

    My final answer, the P51 was in fact, a *****.

    'P51 6 inch Anal Intruder'



    Sorry
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    Originally posted by Megile:
    10 pager
    At least
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    Originally posted by LStarosta:
    You forgot that it won the war.
    Let the party begin
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    Originally posted by Megile:
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    Originally posted by HuninMunin:
    One could easely argue that

    1. The Dora is better in every point you mentioned above ( except low speed maneuverability, wich is equaled by roll rate)

    One could even more easily argue the Dora isn't.
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