P-51 Mustang in unusual camo

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    Very nice. What I really need is a photo of the starboard side. I've never seen one.

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    That is interesting,wondering how well it would have worked.
     
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    Isnt that A-36 Apache by any chance???? I think they had 4x20mm armament.

    Never seen a P-51 with 4 twenties.
     
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    #5 Wurger, Feb 12, 2014
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    The starboard side camo layout is seen on the model. It is almost the mirror image of the port side .


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    Wasn't this scheme used by the air commando in the CBI? Or am I just making crap up?
     
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    #7 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Feb 12, 2014
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    Tengu, this was the first batch of P-51s to enter service with the USAAF. These had no letter after the P-51, hence they were just known as P-51s. The first batch was sent to England and were known as Mustang Is and were armed with four 50 caliber Brownings and four 30 caliber Brownings. Two 50s under the chin, which had a bulged faring, and one in each wing and two 30s in each wing. The Apache had six 50 caliber, two under the chin, with no farings, and two in each wing. Another easy way to tell an Apache is the landing lights, both of which are mounted in a double fixture on the left wing. Hope this helps. And if I have goofed here, someone please correct me.
     
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    That rapid firing sound you are hearing is my head hitting the table. Thanks Wojtek.

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    Thanks for clearing that out. Just didn't know that.
     
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    Hello, tengu1979.

    Our Tengu is a mountain God who has long nose and reddish face.
    Interesting naming :)

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    I think at some point there was some experimenting with these bizzaar types of camo schemes.
     
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    Does anyone know what colour they were?
     
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    That is exactly where I got this nickname from. It comes from the time I had an interest with anything Japanese (Prefer Karasu Tengu than Yamabushi depictions though).
     
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    IIRC the Brewster Buffalo with the dazzle camo was white and brown.
     
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    It was the Black/White camo with the Olive Drab 41 on the fuselage top.

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    Excellent diagrams Wojtek. Thank you.

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    Good stuff Wojtek...

    So who is going to break out a model and go for it....:D
     
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    Matt did one in another forum and it looked outstanding. That's what got me interested in this scheme.

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