More Warbirds tested by NACA: P-51H

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twoeagles

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I wonder if the vertical tail was lengthened after NACA flight testing
of the H model, or if it was done by North American independently?
 

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It looks like there are scientific testing instruments on the wings. Is that really what those things on the wings of the P-51H in the first picture are?
 
If I would want to catch undisturbed airflow, I would put the instuments on the wingtips, that's right.

But a Mustang with a Griffon? There was a project, I believe, I've seen a model photo once. Looked like a P-39 - with the engine behind the pilot. Strange.
 
So the NACA were doing testing on the P-51H for trials before it went for
pre-service testing were they?
 

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