P-51 Mustang Whistle Sounds -No Music, Pure Merlin
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The Choice To Use Merlin Instead of The Allison Engine Made It Legendary
While not everyone can easily remember the various aircraft during the World War II, the P-51D Mustang is undeniably one of the most unforgettable planes. Though its popularity is mostly based on its superior performance in air combat, just as famous is the British-designed Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The success of this great warbird was attributed to the improvement brought about by the Merlin.
- The Allison engine didn’t perform well at higher altitudes.
- Merlin’s long range made this aircraft remarkable.
It has been reported that because of the Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine, the Mustang was able to have a maximum speed of 432 miles per hour. Even with other variations, the one considered to be the ultimate Mustang is the P-51D. It was built with the use of technology which was ahead of its time.