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P-51D with ramjets
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 06:57 PM UTC
One of Hasegawa's special versions, this boxing provides a glimpse into the little known world of flight testing. In 1946, a P-51 was fitted with experimental ramjets to prove that ramjet propulsion was advanced enough to power an aircraft. The tests were successful enough to allow development to continue to full-sized engines.

Jessica Cooper reviews Hasegawa''s 1/48 flight test Mustang with ramjets.

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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,770 posts
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 03:01 PM UTC
Neat model. I saw ramjet Mustangs in a "Pacific 1946" painting of Japanese X-planes.