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Which was the best plane Spitfire or Mustang?

Which was the best plane Spitfire or Mustang?

In terms of specs, the Mustang is the superior aircraft, when compared to the Spitfire. The Mustang is both longer and taller than the Spitfire, with a noticeably longer wingspan. The Mustang was also much quicker than the Spitfire, with a much longer combat range.

What was the deadliest plane in WW2?

The 10 Deadliest Planes of World War II

  • Nakajima B5N.
  • Vought F4U Corsair.
  • Supermarine Spitfire.
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109.
  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Plane Type: Fighter-Bomber.
  • P-51 Mustang. Plane Type: Fighter, Ground Attack Fighter-Bomber.
  • Republic P-47D Thunderbolt. Plane Type: Fighter.
  • Junkers Ju 87 Stuka. Plane Type: Dive Bomber.

Which was the fastest Spitfire?

The F Mk 24 achieved a maximum speed of 454 mph (731 km/h) and could reach an altitude of 30,000 ft (9,100 m) in eight minutes, putting it on a par with the most advanced piston-engined fighters of the era.

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Was the Spitfire faster than the P-51 Mustang?

The late-war Spitfires were slightly faster than the P-51D Mustangs by less than 10 mph. This was achieved by using engines that consumed fuel faster and thus gave the Spitfire a dramatically lower range than the Mustang. The top Luftwaffe pilots who observed both planes passed their judgment as to which was a more difficult competitor.

Why is it so hard to talk about Spitfires in WWII?

Supermarine Spitfires were continually upgraded and had different characteristics by the end of World War II. So, this is difficult to talk about Spitfires because it depends on which Spitfire you are referring to as you get deeper into World War II. For instance, there was the Mk XVI (type 361).

Was the P-51D a better fighter than the 109?

The P-51D was just like icing on the cake, with slightly better performance, range, and a bubble canopy. It literally changed the nature of strategic air warfare. A truly great fighter. The 109h was superior to the mustang in every way (speed, firepower, and maneuverability).

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Did the P-51D Mustang ever fly with the Luftwaffe?

Some captured P-51D Mustangs flew with the Luftwaffe during World War II, but only for testing purposes. I believe this photo is from a post-war film in which surplus P-51s were made up to look like Bf-109s because there weren’t any of the latter planes available.