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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 01:04:29 am »
I knew about the F.T.B. Mustang project, but I thought the one depicted in the model was different. It uses a P-51B-type fuselage and canopy instead of the later P-51D-type used in your graphics, Justo.

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 03:21:13 am »
Gentlemen,

Try the searchfunction for Rolls Royce FTB Mustang

and /or FTB Mustang...

Good luck.
Knowing what to look for helps  :)

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 05:20:46 pm »
North American P-82 Twin Mustang cutaway.

Source:
http://sobchak.wordpress.com/page/2/

Now, where have I seen that before? Hmmmm...
 
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=6691
 
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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 08:58:50 pm »
North American Aviation FSW Mixed Propulsion P-51 Mustang (proposed) factory model.

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2013, 07:46:17 am »
Fascinating.  What books describe the forward-swept P-51 prototype or other prototypes?

I have found one paragraph in Mustang Designer: Edgar Schmued and the P-51, Ray Wagner.
This book does have 1 or 2 pages of details and pictures about a rocket-powered P-51.
IIRC, North American F-86 Sabre Owners' Workshop Manual mentions advanced P-51 prototypes
before those evolved into the FJ/F-86.

I've been collection information about the exotic variants of the P-51 Mustang here:
http://www.jimbrooks.org/web/aviation/info_P-51Mustang.php
(comments welcome)

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Re: Mustang Variants / North American D-118
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2014, 05:08:10 am »
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North American D-118

A North American Aviation concept for a highly modified P-82, dating from 1949. The piston engines would be removed and replaced with Allison XT-38 turboprops. The engines would be located mid-fuselage, necessitating that the cockpit would have to be moved well forward of their normal position. The end result would be a plane that weighed the same, gave the pilots better views and went substantially faster.
This one may show up in a future issue of USBP, as the intended role was ground attack.


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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2014, 05:57:51 am »
Great!

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2014, 07:41:50 am »
Pretty cool!  B)

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2014, 11:21:41 am »
Not a 3-view, rather a very basic general arrangement drawing:
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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2014, 11:34:14 am »
Not a 3-view, rather a very basic general arrangement drawing:


Thanks, Jens. I almost did one myself but thought I was lacking some solid reference for the XT38 in that configuration.

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2014, 12:00:15 pm »
There's no solid reference, of course, just that artist impression !
As the engine was to be positioned in the mid fuselage, there would have been hardly
much impact on the shape of fuselage, besides the repositioned cockpit and the deletion of
the belly scoop, I think. At least that's my interpretation of the drawing and of what seems
to be an intake directly in the nose, but I admit, that it would be appropriate to the "Theoritical
and Speculative" section, too.  ;)

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2014, 12:02:50 pm »
There's no solid reference, of course, just that artist impression !

Not true. There are two three-views, one detailed inboard profile, one overview of removable panels...

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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2014, 12:12:02 pm »
All the better ! I think, we'll see it in the mentioned future APR issue ?
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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2014, 02:01:20 pm »
All the better ! I think, we'll see it in the mentioned future APR issue ?

Redrafted in a near-ish future USBP.
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Re: Mustang Variants
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2014, 06:32:06 pm »
Interesting that TsAGI had a designation for the FSW Mustang: RD-1410. (source: Tekhnicheskaya Informatsiya, No.7, 1981)