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Have a look at these. :)

 

http://www.mooserepublic.se/product/j-26-mustang/

 

Adds another fun detail, you have to model that life raft on top of the radios too. I might be biased but I have yet to build a Swedish one myself..! Though I might squeeze one in with these cheap Mustangs on the market now.... ;)

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Now I just need to Latin American Air force decals 

 

 

I would love nothing more than to do a sheet of Dominican P-51Ds with their gaudy markings and shark mouths.  But I think you, me, and about three other people on the planet would want them.

 

 

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I would love nothing more than to do a sheet of Dominican P-51Ds with their gaudy markings and shark mouths. But I think you, me, and about three other people on the planet would want them.

 

 

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What if I said please!?!

 

But honestly if someone would do a custom of just that Ramfis unit decal I could figure out the rest with masksnornother decals....

 

Zach

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Hi Radub,

 

In the interest of historical accuracy and discussion, your second and third sentences miss the mark a little bit.  The P-51D/K used 1/4" plywood as a standard floor covering and was covered with the black anti-slip coating per spec and all P-51D/K were delivered from the factory in such condition.  If you have access to the P-51D/K IPB, Dated 10 March 1945, Revised 31 May 1949, Figures 100 and 105 with an effectivity of ALL, you'll see that the flooring is in fact, plywood on top of those interior green metal supports.  I have verified this from the factory drawing for the p/n 106-53051 (Floor Assembly - Cockpit, Front, Intermediate, Left).  106-53051-6 is the p/n for the plywood flooring for the left side.  Snippets from the factory blueprints are provided below for your reference and discussion only.  I don't know where those photos you posted came from but they're not representative of production aircraft parts; they're most likely repairs or modifications.  106-53052 is the p/n for the right side intermediate flooring.

 

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Thank you Jugg. Nothing beats an engineer dwng.

 

Geoff

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To complete about the flooring on B,C, D & K models:

- Yellow: front floor, ALCLAD 24ST .05, no finish (NMF or ZCY?)
- Grey:  front intermediate floor, 5 ply 1/4 birch poplar plywood.coated non skid black paint
- Brown : rear intermediate floor, 3 ply 1/4 Douglas fir waterproof plywood, two coats of sealer
- Brown; rear floor, 3 ply 1/4 Douglas fir waterproof plywood , 2 coats sealer
- Green: cover and shroud control stick, olive drab canvas fastened on flooring edges

 

 

D K models

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B C models

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On the subject of ETO Mustang markings, I've seen a good number of these aircraft sporting their stars and bars filled in with a darkish grey color.   Anyone know what the purpose of this was?   One source said it was to subdue the markings, which doesn't make sense when the airframe is NMF.    I recall reading years ago that it was done by southern pilots, to pay tribute to their confederate heritage (rebels wore grey during the civil war).  

 

Anyone know what the real story was?

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On the subject of ETO Mustang markings, I've seen a good number of these aircraft sporting their stars and bars filled in with a darkish grey color.   Anyone know what the purpose of this was?   One source said it was to subdue the markings, which doesn't make sense when the airframe is NMF.    I recall reading years ago that it was done by southern pilots, to pay tribute to their confederate heritage (rebels wore grey during the civil war).  

 

Anyone know what the real story was?

To reduce visibility. The white star & bar were visible from a long way off at high altitude. A lot of 8th AF bombers and fighters had greyed-out insignias.

 

As it happens, we now have them available in both 1/72 and 1/48, which, with a little math, can be used in 1/32 as well..

 

http://www.fundekals.com/starsBars48.html

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