Warbirds 4th Fighter Group Virtual Squadron

February 28, 2010

Aircraft of the 4th FG

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Spitfire V (9/42 – 4/43)

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General characteristics
  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 5 in (3.86 m)
  • Wing area: 242.1 ft² (22.48 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 2209.4(tip)
  • Empty weight: 5,090 lb (2,309 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 6,622 lb (3,000 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,770 lb (3,071 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12 engine, 1,470 hp at 9,250 ft (1,096 kW at 2,820 m)
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 378 mph, (330 kn, 605 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 410 nmi (470 mi, 760 km)
  • Ferry range: 991 nmi (1,140 mi, 1,840 km)
  • Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,665 ft/min (13.5 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 24.56 lb/ft² (119.91 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.22 hp/lb (0.36 kW/kg)
Armament
  • Guns: Mk I, Mk II, Mk VA
    • (VA) 8 × .303in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rpg
    • (VB on) 2 × 20 mm (0.787-in) Hispano Mk II cannon, 60 rpg (drum magazine); (VC) 120 rpg (belt loaded, box magazine)
    • 4 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rpg
  • Bombs:
    • 2 × 250 lb (113 kg) bombs

gold-lineHurricane I and II (9/42 – 4/43)

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.84 m)
  • Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 1½ in (4.0 m)
  • Wing area: 257.5 ft² (23.92 m²)
  • Empty weight: 5,745 lb (2,605 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 7,670 lb (3,480 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,710 lb (3,950 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× Rolls-Royce Merlin XX liquid-cooled V-12, 1,185 hp (883 kW) at 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 340 mph (547 km/h) at 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
  • Range: 600 mi (965 km)
  • Service ceiling: 36,000 ft (10,970 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,780 ft/min (14.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 29.8 lb/ft² (121.9 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.15 hp/lb (0.25 kW/kg)
Armament
  • Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk II cannons
  • Bombs: 2 × 250 or 500 lb (110 or 230 kg) bombs

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P-47C Thunderbolt (3/43 – 2/44)

p47d

 

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 36 ft 1 in
  • Wingspan: 40 ft 9 in
  • Height: 14 ft 8 in
  • Wing area: 300 ft²
  • Empty weight: 10k lb
  • Loaded weight: 17,500
  • Max takeoff weight:
  • Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 twin-row radial engine, 2,535 hp
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 433 mph at 30,000 ft
  • Range: 800 mi combat, 1,800 mi ferry
  • Service ceiling: 43,000 ft
  • Rate of climb: 3,120 ft/min
  • Wing loading: 58.3 lb/ft²
  • Power/mass: 0.14 hp/lb
Armament
  • 8 × .50 cal. M2 Browning machine guns
  • Up to 2,500 lb  of bombs
  • 10 × 5 in  unguided rockets

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P-47D Thunderbolt (6/43 – 2/44)

148_4

 

 

 

 

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
  • Wingspan: 40 ft 9 in (12.42 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
  • Wing area: 300 ft² (27.87 m²)
  • Empty weight: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 17,500 lb (7,938 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 17,500 lb (7,938 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 twin-row radial engine, 2,535 hp (1,890 kW)
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 433 mph at 30,000 ft (697 km/h at 9,145 m)
  • Range: 800 mi combat, 1,800 mi ferry (1,290 km / 2,900 km)
  • Service ceiling: 43,000 ft (13,100 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,120 ft/min (15.9 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 58.3 lb/ft² (284.8 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.14 hp/lb (238 W/kg)
Armament
  • 8 × .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns
  • Up to 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) of bombs
  • 10 × 5 in (130 mm) unguided rockets

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P-51B Mustang (2/44 – 6/44)

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General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 32.25
  • Wingspan: 37.04
  • Height: 13.67
  • Wing area: 300 ft²
  • Empty weight: 6985
  • Loaded weight: 9,800
  • Max takeoff weight:11,800
  • Powerplant: 1× Packard (Rolls Royce) V-1650-3, -7 ; Hp 1380, 1490
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 439 mph at 25k feet
  • Range:1,180 and 1,900 w/DT
  • Service ceiling: 41,800
  • Rate of climb:
  • Wing loading: 58.3 lb/ft² (284.8 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.14 hp/lb (238 W/kg)
Armament
  • 4x .50 cal. – 1260 rounds
  • Up to (2) 1,000 lb bombs or rockets

 

P-51D Mustang (6/44 – 12/44)

p51c

 

 

 

 

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
  • Wing area: 235 ft² (21.83 m²)
  • Empty weight: 7,635 lb (3,465 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 9,200 lb (4,175 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 12,100 lb (5,490 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× Packard V-1650-7 liquid-cooled supercharged V-12, 1,490 hp (1,111 kW) at 3,000 rpm; 1,720 hp (1,282 kW) at WEP
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0163
  • Drag area: 3.80 ft² (0.35 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.83
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 437 mph (703 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Cruise speed: 362 mph (580 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)
  • Range: 1,650 mi (2,755 km) with external tanks
  • Service ceiling: 41,900 ft (12,770 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,200 ft/min (16.3 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 39 lb/ft² (192 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (300 W/kg)
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 14.6
  • Recommended Mach limit 0.8
Armament
  • 6 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns; 400 rounds per inboard gun; 270 per outboard gun
  • 2 × hardpoints for up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs
  • 10 × 5 in (127 mm) rockets

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P-51K Mustang (12/44 – end)

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