More Warbirds tested by NACA: P-51H

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  1. 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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    Good stuff!
     
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    Very cool. I liked the Bearcat too.
    Do you have any more like it?
     
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    Great stuff I would love to have seen the 51H with a Griffon101.
     
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    Perfect shots. Thanks.
     
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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?
     
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    i'd guess the things at the wingtips are, the rest are either bomb or rocket mountings............
     
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    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.
     
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    we're dicussing the Aussie Griffon engined P-51 in another thread...........
     
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    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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