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Counter Insurgency…1/48 North American F-51D Mustang, Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca

Built in 2016.
Hasegawa kit, Aztec decals, Mk.82 bombs from a Hasegawa weapon set, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used.

The F*G used Mustangs for anti-guerilla fighting in the 60ies and early 70ies before the a/c were succeeded by the A-37 Dragonfly.

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10 responses to Counter Insurgency…1/48 North American F-51D Mustang, Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca

  1. Fantastic work.
    Very colorful and attractive scheme, executed perfectly.

  2. Very cool! I love the Central/South American aircraft and schemes (I have a long-term project going on that subject…). Great work on this.

  3. Nice work as usual Reinhard.

    One thing not well-known (which is why you didn’t know it) that might be useful information for others thinking of doing South American P-51s: the cockpit gas tanks were removed in the US and the radios and battery relocated, and a “jump seat” was installed in back (like modern warbirds). I saw several of these that came back from El Salvador and Guatemala in the 1970s (many restored as warbirds later) and they were a collection of sad sacks, let me tell you.

  4. What a nice bird!! And unique scheme too!
    Thks!

  5. What a great version of the P-51!

  6. Interesting scheme, nicely done ! The Mustang is timeless.

  7. Now that’s unusual, great job!

  8. Great camo scheme!

  9. Thanks for your comments and likes!!

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