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Cavalier F-51D Mustang Mk 2. A photo. Characteristic.
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Cavalier F-51D Mustang Mk 2. A photo. Characteristic.

Cavalier F-51D Mustang Mk 2. A photo. Characteristic.

USA

A type: Single-engine fighter

CrewOne pilot (double control)

The plane "Mustang» Mk 2 (12 kW), respectively (to 2) of "Kevelir" was based on the classic American fighter of World War II. The plane "Mustang" Company "Kevelir" was born from the idea of ​​a Florida newspaper magnate David Breed Lindsay Jr. remake released from military service aircraft P-51 in administrative letnotehnicheskimi aircraft with high performance, capable of flying in almost any weather conditions. The first modified so that aircraft were former aircraft P-51D the Royal Canadian Air Force, which at the end of the early 1950 1960-ies were completely redesigned company "Trans Florida Aviation» (Trans Florida Aviation), owned by Lindsay. Each plane "Mustang" was transformed into a double, with improved sound insulation cabins, new equipment and advanced communication and navigation equipment.

In 1961 year, Lindsay began to market five aircraft modifications "Kevelir» «Mustang» (750, 1200, 1500, 2000 and 2500), each different in its main range. Quickly sold the former aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force, he expanded his business and started buying other vacated gliders and aircraft units. In 1966 the Ministry of Defense has decided that the plane "Kevelir" "Mustang" perfectly to fit for "friendly" countries in South America in their fight against the rebels, and ordered the alteration of some undisclosed number of aircraft "Mustang" as part of the project "Project Peace Condor »(Project Peace Condor).

These aircraft differed forced engines "Merlin» 620, taken from the transport aircraft C-546M, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, higher keel (for the standard commercial aircraft company "Kevelir") power for more suspension points wing and external fuel tanks at its ends. Customers of the "new" aircraft were Bolivia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, perhaps, Haiti and Guatemala, and Indonesia. Last refurbished aircraft Mustang was finally withdrawn from service (retired from the Air Force of the Dominican Republic - Fuerza Aerea Dominicana) in 1984 year.

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 9,81 m
  • Wingspan: 12,1 m
  • Height: 4,51 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 3466 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 4762,8 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 731,2 km / h
  • Range: 3200 km

Power point: "Packard» V-1650-7 (aircraft F-51D) and "Merlin» 620 (aircraft "Kevelir» «Mustang» Mk 2) Power: 1590 l. from. (1186,14 kW) and 1725 l. from. (1285,12 kW), respectively

Date of first flight:

  • December 1967 years

The surviving airworthy modifications:F-51D, TF-51D and "Kevelir» «Mustang» Mk 2

 

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