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Jim Harley
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P-51 Blueprints

December 4, 2018 · in Aviation · · 2 · 4.6K

A couple years ago a friend of mine from England was building a full scale cockpit to display at shows. He was, and still is scrounging as many original parts as he can, but needed the blueprints to build the actual airframe. While any part can be made from these drawings, originals are the most desired. Building the airframe, fortunately, isn't that complex, but to do it right you need the NA drawings. Once he completed his build he generously sent me a copy of the CDs knowing I wanted to make nose art panels. There are over 20,000 drawings that make up the series. I went through a lot of them looking for the most recognizable parts. I know it probably won't help in any model builds but it is a fun glimpse into the inner workings of a 'favorite' airplane. If anyone has a specific request, let me know...there is literally a drawing for everything...even the smallest stencil.


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  1. You are a very lucky man to have these, I go through so much trouble getting proper scale drawings for my scratch build projects, wow, it would be nice to do a scratch built project of a 1/18 scale Mustang... just dreaming, great post.

  2. These are some excellent drawings ! (and a must have for any Mustang aficionado)... 🙂

    Thanks for sharing these with us my friend.


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