XP-51F/G underwing stores?

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BarnOwlLover

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What, if any, underwing stores were cleared for the XP-51F/G models? I know that they did fly with normal P-51 drop tanks, but that's all I've seen or know of them carrying.
 
The initial Pilot's Operating Handbook for the XP-51J shows 2 pylons, cleared for 100-500# bombs, or 75 U.S. gallon drop tanks.
Bomb controls are the stick button, electrical safe/arm, nose fuse, and tail fuze switches on the control panel, and a mechanical Emergency Jettison handle on the cockpit floor. It doesn't say if the bombs drop as singles, or a pair (I'm inclined to say pair).
The Emergency Jettison drops the pylons and, of course, whatever is hanging from them at the time.
Nothing about rockets, or any rocket controls.
 

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