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North American P-51 B-10NA “Mustang” Schweizer Luftwaffe

January 26, 2013 in Aviation

North American P-51NA „Mustang“
North American P-51 B-10NA “Mustang”At the 1944 19.Juli the American pilot 1LT Curtis Simpson of the 4th FG of the US air force had to make an emergency landing with his “Mustang” Kamp aircraft due to engine overheating at the time field base of EMS, which was normal. The investigation revealed that the linear motor for the cooler damper actuation was blocked, why the radiator flap in the ¾ remained closed, which then led to the mentioned motor overheating.Since then no information about the start length on grass slopes were known of this type, the P-51 had to be dismantled and transported by rail to Dübendorf.After the internment of the Assembly took place on the 1st, 1944, and a test flight. The flight characteristics were all flights and flight modes as well, the flight performance even as exquisitely judged.After the positive part Erprobungsflüge, this apparatus was allocated the surveillance Squadron (LEL) and used mainly for air combat exercises.Mid-October 1945, during the liquidation of United States bomber in Dübendorf, had to the J-900 again with he original USAF provided enrolment and be returned to the Americans.On October 20th to 11: 43 am, started the machine to overflight of Dübendorf to Burtonwood on the West coast of England.

Here the J-900 with Alufarbene hood
Model and AssemblyThe model is a Tamiya Kit in scale 1: 48 with Swiss-decals, Nr: 61042the Assembly of this beautiful and interesting Kit went ahead well. Everything fit well and had not filled, the inside of the Cokpites was painted with cockpit green Matt. As the machine finished goldcomposed was I with Revell-basic paint primed, overlaid a fine coating with aluminum Humbrol. As this color was dried, I have front part bonnet with white and the white stripes and crosses for the neutrality of painting sprayed, another step was still the red color sprayed the rest who Strip and border of crosses.Down came the invasion stripes on the front wing sprayed black paint, layer on the upper part of the hood one olive-grey Matt.The gear shafts are painted with green grass Matt.To attach to the lettering was a layer gloss coated, after the remaining lettering attached and dry again with gloss coated, with silk matt finish given the last. Registration J-900 was not placed on the original.

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3 responses to North American P-51 B-10NA “Mustang” Schweizer Luftwaffe

  1. Beutiful Model. Very well Done and interesting Schem

  2. Nice lookin’ build, William….looks kinda strange seein’ a P-51 as colorful as yours. OK, not strange exactly, but shall we say unique? Good work.

  3. Yes the Swiss air force had some colourful birds in the second world war, a few are followed

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