lark said:Frank ,do you have more info of this
Airpower issue ? (month & year or number)
pometablava said:Frank, then you think this is a real design. I know that Ed Schmued studied advanced fighters based in the Mustang (others than the widely known negative swept wing and early Sabre ancestors)
Orionblamblam said:This is my guesswork on what's going on. To me it looks like a mixed-propulsion system... piston with jet.
What the thing on the fuselage side is, I'm uncertain. It's be an unlikely location for jet exhaust... the jet engine or at least the exhaust duct would would be running right through the cockpit. I'd guess it's the jet engine inlet. The inlet on the underside... radiation cooler for the piston engine, I guess.
mattrix said:This proposal is probably related, as the propulsion system is concerned:
There is a Cavalier Turbo-Mustang at Wright-Patterson and it looks nothing like the drawing. The side air intake looks weird and there is no air intakes at the rear of the wings nor does the exhaust come out the tail.
sienar said:For what its worth, naca did quite a few studies on using submerged ducts as jet engine intakes, most of these studies were with side intakes. Other companies besides naa seemed to have taken up the same idea around the same time.
So the submerged duct inlets on this p-51 lines up with what naca was doing in 45.