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Old February 10th 08, 07:53 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
David Pride[_2_]
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Can anyone ID this P-51? Specifically the who, what, when, and where for
the test of the jet on the wingtip.

Thanks in advance.

David




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Old February 10th 08, 08:13 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
bob
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There was actually a jet-powered version of the P-51D, sort of. After the
war a P-51D was modified as a ramjet test platform, with one Marquardt
ramjet attached to each wingtip. The piston engine was retained, of course,
since a ramjet has to be moving at relatively high speed before it can be
started. The ramjet-boosted Mustang flew extensive tests until August 1948,
when one of the ramjets flamed out. The test pilot tried to relight it, and
ramjet exploded in a fireball. The pilot managed to turn the aircraft over
and bail out, leaving the Mustang to fall to earth.



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Can anyone ID this P-51? Specifically the who, what, when, and where for
the test of the jet on the wingtip.

Thanks in advance.

David




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Old February 10th 08, 09:05 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Waldo Pepper
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I googled

p-51 ramjet wingtip

and got

http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewt...3cd02 6228ff4

Easy peasy

Waldo.
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Old February 10th 08, 09:53 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Conscious Pilate[_2_]
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Hmmm, wrongly identified on the the picture as 'rockets' but what the heck
enjoy

Conscious Pilate




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