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  1. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    They were licensed because they were an existing design, the P-51. And the CA-22 used the Packard engine.


    CAC CA-18 Mustang Mk 21, Mk 22 and Mk 23 120 License production in Australia of 120 (170 were originally ordered) P-51D. The Mk 21 and Mk 22 used the American-built Packard V-1650-3 or V-1650-7 engine and the Mk 23 (which followed the Mk 21) was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 or Merlin 70 engine.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_...n_P-51_Mustang

    Had they actually been a different design than the P-51 Mustang, no license would have been required.
    Yes and no. One could debate this endlessly, but why bother eh?

    Meanwhile, the CAC CA-17 was another fetching aircraft that wasn't a copy. This from wiki:

    In 1951, CAC obtained a licence agreement to build the F-86F Sabre. In a major departure from the North American blueprint, it was decided that the CA-27 would be powered by a licence-built version of the Rolls-Royce Avon R.A.7, rather than the General Electric J47. In theory, the Avon was capable of more than double the maximum thrust and double the thrust-to-weight ratio of the US engine. This necessitated a re-design of the fuselage, as the Avon was shorter, wider and lighter than the J47. Because of the engine change the type is sometimes referred to as the Avon Sabre. To accommodate the Avon, over 60 percent of the fuselage was altered and there was a 25 percent increase in the size of the air intake. Another major revision was in replacing the F-86F's six machine guns with two 30mm ADEN cannon, while other changes were also made to the cockpit and to provide an increased fuel capacity

    edit... I might as well use my own photos of one flying, eh? I just fetched them






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    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    And with GHW in the news for the wrong reasons, let's remember what he was flying, back when he married Barbara





    They're big....

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    75% scale p51
    v12 based on small block chevy
    640 horsepower
    all carbon fiber/kevler composite airframe
    400 mph top speed straight and level

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I saw one of these at Oshkosh. It even sounds like the real deal with the straight stacks. I had thought it was a v-8 with some fake stacks added for and aft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    75% scale p51
    v12 based on small block chevy
    640 horsepower
    all carbon fiber/kevler composite airframe
    400 mph top speed straight and level

    Australian?

    (ducks)

    I guess a couple of these have competed in the Reno air races.
    Last edited by johnw; 04-19-2018 at 04:42 PM.

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