P-51 Mustang with rare cammo

Discussion in 'Aircraft Markings and Camouflage' started by pampa14, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. pampa14

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    There are no photos of the splinter camo in combat ops. That is a P-51-1-NA which was converted to F-6. The Brits got them as Mustang IA
     
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    Just a shot in the dark here but could it be a formation ship?
     
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    No. This type camouflage were not adopted operationaly. USAAF Captain Paul Hexter designed a black and white camoflage scheme in 1942. The P-51 Mustang was used to test a paint scheme to confuse an opponent's perception of the aircraft's orientation in flight. Result were mixed but amount of work to apply the paint raised.
     
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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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