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Hi,

 

I would like to share with you our current project. We decided to start a  long time waited for series. Now we have almost all the information and kits to do the North American P51 series.
 

I am still working on the reaserch but I have the preliminary list.

 

Mark Serial Code Sqd Place Time
1 A-36 Apache HK944 C 1437 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight Foggia, Italy nov-43
2 A-36 Apache EW998 NO A&AEE March 1943
3 I AG645 RZ/W 241 Bottisham November 1942
4 I AL995 S 2 RAF Bottisham March 1943
5 I AG351/G Air Fighting Development Unit (A.F.D.U.) A&AEE 9 February 1942
6 I AM106 A&AEE October 1943
7 I AM106 A&AEE October 1943
8 I AM106 A&AEE October 1943
9 I AG357/G A&AEE March 1943
10 I AM101 R 168 RAF B.21 Ste Honorine de Ducy August 1944
11 I ¿? X ¿? France August 1944
12 I AM177 V 241 Bottisham
13 II FD535 X 268 Gilze Rijen January 1945
14 II FR901 Air Service Training Summer 1943
15 II FR908 S 268 January 1945
16 II FR915 L 268
17 III FB181 SZ-R 316 Andrews Field Spring 1945
18 III FB201 QV-D 19 June 1944
19 III FB226 MT-K 122 Andrews Field October 1944
20 III FB241 GA-Q 112 239 Fighter Bomber Wing, Italy
21 III FB260 LW 239 Fighter Bomber Wing, Italy Falerium, Italy jun-44
22 III FB337 AK-A 213 Italy jul-44
23 III FX893 AAE&E March 1944
24 III FZ103 AAE&E abr-44
25 III FZ152 SS 133 Polish Wing Coolham June 1944
26 III HB876 9G-L 441
27 III KH427 GN-V 249 Befernoi, Italy 1944
28 III KH466 9G-Y 441
29 III KH492 PK-U 315 Andrews Field
30 III KH593 CV-A 3 RAAF Fano Nov/Dic 1944
31 III KH616 CV-J 3 RAAF Fano dic-44
32 IV A68-1 RAAF April 1945
33 IV A68-740 SV-R RAAF Late 1945
34 IV A68-751 SU-V RAAF Labuan Late 1945
35 IV A68-1001 RAAF Fisherman Bend
36 IV KH GL-N 5 SAAF Circa Italy may-45
37 IV KH670 CV-A 3 RAAF Cervia April 1945
38 IV KH690 Y2-B 442 RCAF Hunsdon 1945
39 IV KH710 CV-E 3 RAAF Fano 1945
40 IV KH723 CV-K 3 RAAF
41 IV KH774 GA-S 112 Italy 1945
42 IV KH818 QP-V 19 Circa Italy may-45
43 IV KH826 AK-G 213 Biferno, Italy April 1945
44 IV KM|32 FY-S 611
45 IV KM232 JAS Italy 9-may-45
46 IV KM735 India 1945
47 IV TK859 UK
48 XP-51F FR409 UK
49 XP-51G 43-43336
50 X AM208

 

My father has started with these two.

 

1) Mustang Mk I AG351/G Air Fighting Development Unit (A.F.D.U.) A&AEE 9 February 1942
2) Mustang Mk I AG357/G A&AEE March 1943 fitted with wing mounted rockets rails

 

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Cheers

Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

Many thanks for your comments. I´m really happy with the start of the research comes. I was able to contact two author who wrote about the  Mustang´s. Probably we will be able to represent a good number of P51 very well documented.

 

This is the first P51

 

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Cheers
Santiago

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On 8/19/2020 at 4:08 AM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Ive also never seen an RAF Mustang with rockets

It was a trial installation on the MkI and (in a slightly different set-up) used operationally on a few MkIII in the Balkans/Italy.

 

Mustang AG357 With Rockets and 260 Sqn MkIII With Rockets.

 

Mark.

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2 minutes ago, Harry Lime said:

It was a trial installation on the MkI and (in a slightly different set-up) used operationally on a few MkIII in the Balkans/Italy.

 

Mustang AG357 With Rockets and 260 Sqn MkIII With Rockets.

 

Mark.

Thank you Mark, I wonder if anyone does the second version as an A/market item. That would be an excellent option to do for a build. 

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1 minute ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

I wonder if anyone does the second version as an A/market item.

In 1/72, the Airfix TF.10 Beaufighter boxing comes with them. So if you build the non Op Firedog option in that kit, they'll be going spare. It seems the new Beaufighter boxing due for release later this year will come with them as well. Not being a big 1/48 scale modeller I don't know what options are around for that scale.

 

Mark.

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Hi, many tannks for your comments. 

 

The following Mustangs on the production lines are the following:

 

Mark        Serial    Code     Sqd        Place    Time
3) I    P51    AM106    RAF    A&AEE    October 1943 testing underwing drop tanks
4) I    P51    AM106    RAF    A&AEE    October 1943 40 mm Vickers S guns
5) I    P51    AM106    RAF    A&AEE    October 1943 40 mm British S guns
6) II    P51A    FR901    RAF    Air Service Training    Summer 1943 Auxiliary Special fuel tanks

 

Yes, I know what you are thinking. Why they are doing the same aircraft three times. The answer is quite simple. It had different armaments.... :roll:  :roll: 😄


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Cheers

Santiago
 

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Interesting variations, I'll be keen to see them appear. I do confess when I saw the photo in the first photo in the above post I wondered why they built a Mustang with fixed spatted undercarriage, then realised it was an optical illusion 🤭 I'm on my phone is my excuse. :D

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Hi,

 

The next batch is coming:
 

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7) North American P51K Mustang KM545 RAF India 1945
😎 North American P51K Mustang KH798 / GL-A 5 SAAF Squadron
9) North American P51K Mustang KH914 / GL-O 5 SAAF Squadron – Yugoslavia – May 1945 - Mayor H.O.M "Tank" Odendaal

 

The final photos of the previous has already posted here

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235078707-north-american-p51-mustang-serie-raúl-santiago/

 

 

 

Cheers

Santiago

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My father has made some progress on the following batch:

 

10) North American Mustang P51 Mk IAG645 RZ/W 241 RAF Bottisham November 1942
11) North American Mustang P51 Mk I AM137 NM-H 268 RAF July 25, 1942
12) North American Mustang P51 Mk IA FD546 G 268 RAF Odiham 9 September 1943 Flg. Off. Eric Milne Operation Starkey markings

 

The three models are now under painting process.

 

We have not enough words to thanks to Colin Ford for his invaluable assistance in each model.


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Cheers
Santiago

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Hi,

 

While I was selecting and checking some details on the nexts P51 Mk I and IA my father has built the P51 F (FR409).

 

Here are some photos showing the progress starting from an old kit.


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The next batch will include these aircrafts:

 

14) Mustang Mk I AL973 R - 168 RAF B.21 Ste Honorine de Ducy - August 1944
15) Mustang Mk I AM177 V – 241 Sqdn RAF Bottisham 1942
16) Mustang Mk IA FD535 X – 268 RAF - Gilze Rijen - January 1945

 

Cheers
Santiago

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