United States Aircraft Markings

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  1. Micdrow

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    Good job and great info there :)
     
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    Great stuff Wojtek. I had the info somewhere, but not sure where, and had to go up to Yorkshire today anyway, so no chance to search.
     
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    Many thanks Wojtek! General regulations are quite useful.

    I found a description for applying markings on P-51:
    *** CRAZY HORSE AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ***

    But I'm aware to follow with these rules. I think some mistakes occurred in the text. Looking at the pictures: the wing markings seems is too small and fuselage star position too close to the end of rudder.

    I would be very grateful for pointing me such information about P-51, as I saw earlier on this topic for B-17, Avenger etc...
     
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    #84 waroff, Jul 23, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
    P51 A: wing: roundel D 46" at 56" 1/2 from wing tip and 24" aileron cutout - Fuselage roundel D 46 at 169" 1/2 of trailing edge rudder
    P51B&C: wing: roundel+bar, D 35" at 56" 1/2 from wing tip and 24" aileron cutout; Fuselage roundel D 30" centered Sta 211* & horizontal ref.
    P51D: wing: roundel+bar, D 35" at 24" from wing tip splice line and 24" aileron cutout - Fuselage roundel D 30" centered Sta 211* & horizontal ref.
    P51H: wing: roundel+bar, D 35" centered station 161 and tangent cutout - Fuselage roundel D 40" centered Sta 266 & WL -6" 1/2(below horiz ref).

    Insignia P51 B C & D : D= diameter containing the star ; lenght of bar = D/2 ; outline constant 2"
    Insignia P51 H : D= dia of star ; lenght of bar = D/2 ; outline constant 2"1/2

    * or 116" from rudder cutout
     
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    Many thanks for this info. Very useful description!
     
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    Anybody ever see a Duck painted like this?

    Duck.jpg
     
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    Nope. Looking great ! THX for posting, Paul. :thumbright:
     
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    Would love to seen that one in color. Seems very unusual to be painted that way that's for sure.
     
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    That's true. Especially she is wearing the early US national markings.
     
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    I would say: the picture was taken in US. The trees on foreground are not tropical species and concrete runway/tarmac are quite rare on Pacific islands and well maintained too.
     
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    Makes sense, many thanks
     
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