- Feb 21, 2020
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This Specific P-51D-20-NA 44-72253. My father's Sixth Jane WR-B was lost in a MAC wen flown by another pilot June 1945, The pilot Todd Beeler, and James Jabarra both parachuted safely. The wreckage was found in a barn near Cambridge by the Muszala family near Cambridge and brought back to Pacific Fighters where it is being restored as one of the very few actual WWII vets. I talked with John Muszala III yesterday - they are reskinning the upper deck and laying out the ribs on the wing. The Fuselage frame and empennage are 100%. There are a high percentage of the original parts in the now 80% complete restoration. My father's assigned D for 15 missions in Feb/Mar 1945 as Deputy Gp CO. It was damaged by flak in late March and dad was assigned 44-72953 JANE VII as replacement.
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The image below was taken by Cal Sloan during a publicity shoot in the 355th FG dual control P-51D (Base modified).
Isn't the TJ 100 jet engine that is used on the Subsonex a 300 pound thrust engine or am I mistaken?I think it's hard to find a prettier early jet than the Hawker Sea Hawk, though a reduced-scale T-33 would also be a lot of fun. Let's see, the tandem-seat SIPA S.300 managed 224 mph max and 194 mph cruise at 2,000 lb gross weight with just 350 lb thrust from a little Palas turbojet. So with lighter construction and about 500 lb thrust we should really have something fun. Where's my affordable 500 lb thrust turbofan...?!?
A 109 G-2,before the armour and guns made it too heavy. Just about the right combination of speed, handling and firepower.WW1: SSW D.iV - hands down the best! SPAD Vll, SE5A with a Viper, D.Vll
Inter-war: Blackburn Lincock (prototype).
WW2: Me 109G (clean), Yak 3, La 5FN, Me 262, Fw 190 series, Ki 46, MB-5
Jet Era: Mig 15, F-.86, F-84F, Panther, Hunter - the list is endless.
Isn't the TJ 100 jet engine that is used on the Subsonex a 300 pound thrust engine or am I mistaken?