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P-51D Mustang in Detail
Rear Fuselage and Tail

n by Bryan Ribbans


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Behind the Cockpit...
 


A three-quarter port-side shot of  Ding - Hao showing the lower fairing in the open position together with the elevator balance fairing and the inboard wing flap detail. Note how the wing flap raises up to the root fairing and not as most kits would have you believe.

Other noteworthy details are: the drooped cooler outlet at the bottom and a tail wheel.

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


This is the panel located just aft of the port wingroot. Note the piping in this area and again be aware that the colors shown are not nessecarily those of a war-time nature.

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Here is a rear view of Ding - Hao which repays careful study; note the cockpit canopy guide rail slot, the contours of the fuselage where the tail fairing joins it and the detail on the elevators and trim tabs.

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


This last picture of our walkaround shows an often overlooked acess panel to the tail wheel mechanism, located under the port tailplane.

Photo: Bryan Ribbans


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