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By: Ultracast  09-12-2011
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P-51D-20-NA Mustang “Double Trouble Two”
353rd Fighter Group, 352nd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force
Flown by Lt. Colonel “Wild” Bill Bailey. Raydon Airfield, England,1944-45. Bailey finished the war with 3 air-to-air and 3 strafing victories. This aircraft was in natural metal finish with puttied and sanded wings that were painted silver, as were the wings of all Mustangs on this sheet. Most of the rivets and panel lines, with the exception of removable panels and access hatches, would be smooth and mostly invisible in this scale. Anti glare panel in Olive drab. Spinner and nose checks in yellow and black. Shrouded exhausts, canopy frame and mainwheel hubs in natural metal. No wing or tailplane tactical bands. Wing racks fitted and paper tanks are seen fitted in one photo. Single round mirror in center of windscreen and cuffed Ham Std blades in black w/yellow tips.

P-51D-15-NA Mustang “The Millie G”
55th Fighter Group, 343rd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force
Flown by Major Edward Giller. Wormingford Airfield, England,1944-45. Major Giller was the CO of the 343rd FS, and had 3 air-to-air and 6 strafing victories. This sheet depicts the Millie G accurately, probably for the first time. Giller had two different Mustangs painted as shown, and both can be modelled with markings on this sheet. The first one, a D-15 serialed 44-14985, had red diagonal trim stripes, under fuselage invasion stripes, and a narrow red trim stripe to the nose checks, while the second one, a D-15 serialed 44-15701, had diagonal red trim stripes and no invasion stripes. Rear fuselage and empennage were finished in either RAF Dark Green or possibly Olive Drab. Nose checks are very dark green, not the bright leaf green seen on warbirds, in profiles and on other decal sheets. Canopy frame and mainwheel hubs in natural metal. Wing racks fitted and paper tanks are seen fitted in one photo. Second a/c had a mirror on the sliding hood. Both a/c had unshrouded exhausts and cuffed Ham Std blades in black w/yellow tips. Breather plate black on first a/c, natural metal on 44-15701.

P-51D-15-NA Mustang “Amorous Len III”
357th Fighter Group, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force
Flown by Captain Reager. Yoxford Airfield, England, 1944-45. This fictional airplane can be easily adapted by the clever modeler to represent another well known aircraft. Aircraft is natural metal overall with puttied, sanded and silver painted wings. Red and yellow spinner to match nose checks. Invasion stripes under fuselage only. Black tactical bands on wings and fuselage. Wing racks and paper tanks fitted. Natural metal mirror mounted on sliding hood. Unpainted wheel hubs, unshrouded exhausts and cuffed Ham Std. prop. A mostly clean and well maintained aircraft.

P-51D-5-NA Mustang “Lou IV”
361st Fighter Group, 375th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force
Flown by Lt. Col. Thomas Christian. Bottisham Airfield, England, summer 1944. Christian, the C.O. of the 361st FG at the time, was KIA on August 12, 1944. He had no victories. Lou IVs camouflage has been extremely hotly debated for many years. Some are convinced the sprayed upper surface color was blue, ranging from a bright blue to a deep royal blue, but color images do not seem to bear this out. The general consensus is that Lou IV was natural metal with the upper surfaces field painted green, either US Olive Drab or RAF Dark Green. I favor the latter. At this point, the upper surface invasion stripes have been painted out with a lighter color. Suggestions range from dark blue, to Olive drab (for Dark Green painted a/c) to Medium Green (for Olive Drab painted a/c). There seems to be no definitive answer, so we recommend painting it as you see fit. Note shrouded NM exhausts, black breather plate, highly polished lower engine panels, single round mirror mounted to stbd corner of windscreen, metal droptanks and slightly lighter color to gun barrel fairing panel.

P-51D-15-NA Mustang “Alabama Rammer Jammer”
353rd Fighter Group, 352nd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force
Flown by Lt. Arthur Cundy. Raydon Airfield, England, Spring 1945. Cundy had 5 aerial victories when he was KIA on March 11, 1945. This aircraft can be built in two ways, as shown on the sheet with the three rows of nose checks, or later, when the checks were extended as seen on Double Trouble Two. This aircraft was in natural metal finish with puttied and sanded wings that were painted silver. Anti glare panel in Olive drab. Spinner and nose checks in yellow and black. Canopy frame and mainwheel hubs in natural metal. Wing racks fitted. Shrouded exhausts and cuffed Ham Std blades in black w/yellow tips. Single tall round mirror on front frame of sliding hood. Note roughly painted out data block under cockpit in Olive Drab or Neutral Grey or Dark Metal color? Early version had under fuselage and wing invasion stripes. Stripes probably removed later.

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Over 100 tiny decals recreate the extensive markings found in the cockpit, from the North American Data Plates down to the tiny PULL marking on the droptank release handle. This sheet provides a complete set of stencils and placards for the cockpit of the P-51D.