Only if there's more to add than these pictures, which I'm not sure about. Although it certainly has nothing to do in this here topic, it's not completely unrelated as Horkey was a former North American engineer, deeply involved in design and development of most fighters during and after WW2. He died in 1996 and his design died with him.hesham said:and now I know it was real designs,we can open new topic for it.
I ran across this in NARA during this week in the Sarah Clark Files. Apparently this was an unsolicited proposal that NAA gave to the USAAF in the hopes of maybe pushing the Mustang forward.GTX said:This was supposedly a proposal that North American had come up with in case the war had continued. As you can see, it had forward swept wings as well as an advanced (specifically how I don't know), a Westinghouse jet engine in the rear fuselage and a tricycle undercarriage.
"P-51D Flash" Program. Begun during the winter of 1944/45 to counter German Jet fighters. Was intended to counter them by providing the P-51 and P-47 with a brief one time burst of speed to 500~ MPH to catch up with jets.jimbrooks said:This book does have 1 or 2 pages of details and pictures about a rocket-powered P-51.
Not so, I believe. Take a look at the image below. At 'A', is what appears to be a flush-type air intake, and at 'B' there's some sort of air outlet that I've never previously seen on a P/F-51.Just your standard TF-51D. Cavalier also did two-seater conversions, but those had different canopy.
I've read the same thing. But it nonetheless looks like a Merlin in the trainer. The Allison did not stay in production very long either. So I'd speculate that the trainer would have been planned around existing engine stocks until Korean War demand consumed the inventory.I've read that the F-82's adoption of the Allison engine was driven by the unavailability of US-built Merlins rather than engineering considerations. All Merlin-specific production hardware was apparently scrapped with the end of P-51 production in compliance with the licensing agreement.