We're sure 99% of you are certain the Raptor could kick the snot out of a P-51 one-on-one in a dogfight. But to that, we say, modern jet fighters have a tendency to turn like a brick. This flaw presents opportunities for the misting to counter-attack.
But funnily enough, all the Mustang pilot needed to do was avoid the Raptor's barrage of 20-mm M60 cannon fire before the Raptor pilot proceeded to slam nose-first into what appeared to be a shopping mall parking lot. Someone was a bit overzealous in their dive attack, clearly.
As for round two, we quickly found out why the F-22 is a cut above the rest of contemporary jet fighters. Using its supreme thrust vectoring maneuverability and its AIM-120C AMRAAM missiles, the Raptor made quick work of the Mustang pilot, who promptly smacked face-first into the ground after bailing out.
But in the third and final sortie between the two, the Mustang was able to turn directly into the turning radius of the Raptor and fire off a sustained burst of .50 caliber Browning machine guns to send the Raptor hurdling into the ground. Completing in the process an unlikely win for vintage American iron.