North American P-51D Mustang in Detail
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About the Mustang
Much has been already written on these pages about P-51 Mustang, so I will skip the background information. The development history of P-51D can be found in the previously published Modeller's Guide to Late P-51 Mustang Variants by Joe Baugher.
This walkaround of the P-51D "bubbletop" Mustang concludes the wide coverage of the type that readers of this publication undoubtedly noticed during recent months.
Nowadays a bubbletop Mustang is the most widely preserved warbird, and it is fairly easy to encounter P-51Ds at airshows, at least here in the UK. I had an opportunity to photograph several preserved - and flying - machines at Duxford. Some additional photos from Magnus Fridsell (via Martin Waligorski) show the P-51D on display at the Swedish AF Museum in Linköping, Sweden.
This fairly large set of photographs has been divided into sections below.