Air International 1983-11
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??? - Mustang ... The Willing Warhorse /Warbirds/ (3)
The Chinese Air Force received a quantity of P-51s from 1944 onwards. Most were of the P-51D type but a few P-51Bs (on photo) were also supplied.
One of two Merlin-Mustangs in use with NACA at Langley for aerodynamic research. The P-51B, with drag measuring equipment on the port wing, has the rudder hard over, accounting for the unusual outline, and is fitted with a post-production dorsal fin.
Many Mustangs have featured on the US racing circuit since 1948, some being the subject of radical modification in the search for extra speed. Among the more extreme modifications have been relocation of the engine cooling radiators in wing-tip fairings
One of the P-51Ds of New Zealand’s Territorial Air Force
Lend-Lease P-51D Mustangs serving with No 76 Squadron, RAAF, at Labuan in 1945; note the blue/white Pacific-area national insignia carried at this end-of-war period.
This F-51D-25-NT serving with the Republic of Korea Air Force after the Korean war had ended was previously 44-84887 in USAF service.
A Mustang in service in Korea with the SAAF's No 2 (Cheetah) Squadron.
Several of aircrafts of Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force eventually passed into service with the Indonesian Air Force, which kept the Mustang in service well into the seventies.
A P-51D of the Central Experiment and Proving Establishment of the RCAF, in early post-war markings.
A pair of P-51D Mustang Mk IV Tactical Fighters of No 402 (City of Winnipeg) Auxiliary Air Force Squadron in Canada in 1948, with rocket rails and bomb racks on the wings.
Ex-Swedish F-51D Mustangs in Israeli service.
Numerous Latin American nations received Mustangs during the late forties and early fifties. Lined up are some 20 P-51Ds of the Dominican Air Force, acquired from Sweden
F-51D "Мустанги" гоминьдановских ВВС
The Chinese Air Force received a quantity of P-51s from 1944 onwards. Most were of the P-51D type (on photo) but a few P-51Bs were also supplied. Some of the P-51Ds eventually served with the air force of the People's Republic of China.
P-51D Mustangs serving in 1945 with the ML-KNIL in the Netherlands East Indies.
European users of P-51D Mustangs in the late forties included Switzerland
A P-51D in service with the 33eme Escadre de Reconnaissance of the Armee de I’Air, which had Mustangs in service before the end of the war.
A North American J26 serving with Flygvapnet, which received its first Mustangs from USAAF stocks in Europe before the war ended in 1945.
European users of P-51D Mustangs in the late forties included Italy.
Numerous Latin American nations received Mustangs during the late forties and early fifties. The example is in the markings ofthe Uruguayan Air Force; note the faired DF aerial on the rear fuselage.
One more Latin American user of the Mustang in its P-51D version was Guatemala
One more Latin American user of the Mustang in its P-51D version was Haiti.
One of two Merlin-Mustangs in use with NACA at Langley for aerodynamic research. The P-51D has the tall fin of the H model.
P-51D 44-63528 served as a test-bed for Marquardt ramjets, one at each wing tip.
Во многих строевых частях одноместные Mustang переделывали в двухместные, но в заводских условиях был построен только один TP-51D с фонарем увеличенного размера и двойным управлением.
One of the Temco-designed TP-51D two-seaters in 1951, featuring an enlarged canopy and raised rear seat.
Many Mustangs have featured on the US racing circuit since 1948, some being the subject of radical modification in the search for extra speed. Among the more extreme modifications have been reducing the pilot’s canopy to minuscule proportions
F-82E, включая этот 46-275, состояли на вооружении только в 27-й группе истребителей сопровождения. 27-я группа базировалась в Керни, штат Небраска, в 1949 году ее перебазировали в Бергстром, штат Техас.
The F-82E was the only version of the Twin Mustang logo into USAF service as a day fighter, serving with the 27th Fighter Group from 1948 to 1950.
F-82F оснащался той же РЛС APS-4, что и ночной истребитель F-82D. Изображенный самолет принадлежал 4-й истребительной (всепогодной) эскадрилье, принимавшей участие в корейской войне и записавшей на свой счет один сбитый По-2.
An all-black F-82F night fighter, with prominent radome under the centre section.
Всепогодный перехватчик F-82F
More important operationally were the Twin Mustang night fighters, such as this F-82F of the 318th All-Weather Squadron in 1949.
North American F-82G Twin Mustang