Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Allied Fighters of WWII P51 Mustang and Grumman F6F Hellcat

Hello everyone! Today we have some WWII fighter planes. Both of these planes today are American planes. So first up we have the P51 Mustang. This planes maximum speed was 437 mph. The weight of the plane when it was loaded was 9,200 lbs. The planes full stock of weapons were 6x .50 cal machine guns, 2x "hard points" for up to 2000 lbs of bombs and up to 10 rockets. More than 15,000 P51's were built. The Mustang is credited with 4950 kills.
Next up we have the Grumman F6F Hellcat. This planes top speed was 380 mph. This is a Carrier based aircraft. The weight of the plane when it was loaded was 12,598 lbs. The planes weapons are either 6x 12.7 mm or 2x 20mm cannons and 4x 12.7 mm. It could also hold up to 4,000 lbs of bombs. 12,275 of these planes were built. This plane is credited with 5,223 kills. 
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