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P-51B GB 19 Sqn 1 by WS-Clave P-51B GB 19 Sqn 1 by WS-Clave
The North American P-51 Mustang was designed for the RAF early in WW2. It entered combat service in 1942.

Fitting Mustangs with the Rolls Royce Merlin engine made a good fighter into a great one, and with the addition of drop-tanks the allies had the long-range escort fighter they needed so badly.

The Mustang 'B' was armed with 4 x 12.7mm machine guns, and could also carry drop-tanks or bombs.

This example is a P-51B (Mustang III) of 19 Squadron RAF circa 1944.
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diversdream Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Another sad one -

Orig USAAF Number 43-6421

Mustang Mk III Served with 19 RAF Sqd and 316 PAF Sqd

FTR from Ops 1 March 1945

Shot down Carrying out 'Ramrod' Operation 1478, one of 2 Mustangs to go down on this Op from the same Sqd (the other was FX930).
Both were NOT shot down but crashed in bad weather returning from the operation due to heavy low level cloud cover being present, with FB120 crashing while returning from Mannheim in Germany.

The Aircraft was marked as SZ-V for Victory, and the Pilot was the Polish AF member W/O J Feruga PAF.
Both Polish Pilots were killed in the loss of their Mustangs.

W/O Feruga PAF had destroyed 3 and a half V1s in 1944 and shot down a ME109 on 14 Aug 1944.
He now rests in France and was born in Poland in 1914.
vitezaucide Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I love these :D
WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Yep, I will get more done soon... :)
Sniper108 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
WS-Clave Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Thanks! More to come later...
TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Excellent Mk III
WS-Clave Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have a C one like this in my collection! x3
WS-Clave Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010

I was confused about the 'B' and 'C' but it seems like they were exactly the same, just manufactured in different places....

I have sorted things out now though, and will be ready to do four different versions of the B/C -

1: Standard cockpit - no fin fillet
2: Standard cockpit - plus fin fillet
3: Malcolm cockpit - no fin fillet
4: Malcolm cockpit - plus fin fillet
DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is true, is a quite hard identificate them sometimes...
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