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The Whole Nine Yards by NamelessFaithlessGod The Whole Nine Yards by NamelessFaithlessGod
Maurice Hammonds North American P-51D Mustang "Janie" at North Weald for the Gathering of Warbirds and Veterans.
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plumpener Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
This is Awesome! I can detail my Model more off this!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hell of a nine yards too
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
7.62 rounds? The clips look about the same as what we fed through M60 machine guns.
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
12.7 rounds. Except for the P-51-1-NA version (British Mustang Mk.IA), which was equiped with 4 20-mm cannons and of which just 150 were built (55 to USAAF, 93 to RAF, 2 retained by North American for engine trials) , all P-51 variants were armed with 0.5 in (12.7-mm) Browning M2 guns. The A-36 ground attack version was armed with 6 guns, 4 in the wings and two in the nose; the P-51A/B/C variants were armed with 4 wing-mounted guns; and the P-51D/H/K variants with 6 wing-mounted guns.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Heavy duty armaments.
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heavy enough to literally cut up a 109 or 190 - as actually happened in a great number of cases!
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Onion88 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Mmm, although bear in mind that the 4x20mm and 2x13mm of a FW190 was an even mores impressive armament, and a single 30mm Minengeschoß from a Me109 would split a P51 in half. .50 cal was not a particularly heavy weapon for a warbird.
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know - but at the time when the 0.5 armament was introduced, it was an improvement over the usual 0.3s, or the 0.303s used by the British. It actually caused the USAF a lot of problems later on, when they retained their 6-gun armament for future requirements - such as the F-80, F-82, F-84, F-86 and F-94. If they had upgunned their types to cannons, such as the British did (later marks Spitfire, as well as the Spiteful, Typhoon, Tempest, Hornet and Fury/Sea Fury props, and the Vampire and Meteor jets) they might have had an even better kill score over Korea. As it was, the 0.5s turned out to be... not good enough against types such as the MiG-15, which could take quite an amount of damage...

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Then again, barely a decade later the USAF wanted to be too futuristic, dropping all gun/cannon armament in favour of FFAR unguided rockets, and AIM-2/AIM-4/AIM-7 guided missiles, which turned out to be an equally bad decision over Vietnam, as retaining gun-calibre armament had over Korea...
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
interesting detail shot
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NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much! Pleased you like it! :)
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