Post War Razorback P-51s?

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  1. r2800doublewasp

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    Were there any razorback P-51s used in military service postwar? And if so did any survive in the US airforce long enough to recieve the new insignia in 1947?
     
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    I am speculating but pretty sure none of the few remaining B/C's were shipped home from ETO/MTO/PTO/CBI. Those would have been scrapped as so many P-51D-1/5/10's were scrapped.

    Quite a few in the states were auctioned off as were 98% of the remaining B-17's - Paul mantz for example purchased a couple for Stunt and racing purposes.

    The question remains - would one or two P-51B's remain un USAAF inventory when so many D/K/H's were on hand? and why?
     
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    Dont kinow about the military...But they did use them in races.
     
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    China had them as well, there was a thread on Chinese P-51s, and I think I saw some Razorback ones. Those would have been used into the post-war years.
     
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    The question was whether or not a P-51B was still in USAAF inventory in 1947 - long enough to receive the red stripe insignia when USAF was born
     
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    I know, I was just stating that for interest's sake, and to mask the fact that I don't know the answer! :lol:
     
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