Aeromaster 48-288: Mustangs Forever part 3

Units: various




Scott Van Aken

This sheet provides markings for five P-51B/C Mustangs. Some of these have the Malcolm hood which was developed in the UK and provides a much clearer view of the surroundings. This installation required the addition of canopy rails as it slid back. Few, if any, B/C Mustang kits provide this detail. All of these options are later war planes in unpainted metal with OD anti-glare panels. These markings are sized for the Tamiya kit but will also fit the Monogram or even Accurate Miniatures version.

First up is 'Queen Jean' from the 375 FS/361 FG in August of 1944. This plane has the invasion stripes on the lower wing and fuselage as well as the group's large yellow nose markings. Upper flight surfaces have the standard black ID band.

Next is 'Berlin Express' of the 363 FS/357 FG in June 1944. Upper surfaces are still camouflaged and it has full invasion stripes on the upper and lower surfaces.

'Dorene is from the 356 FS/354 FG in September 1944. It has the usual black wing/tailplane stripes as well as a single stripe on the lower surface. White nose with blue starred band.

The yellow tailed plane is 'Sit' from the 2 FS/52 FG based in Italy in late 1944. Typical of fighters in that theater, it has a red nose and yellow wing bands.

Finally, an F-6C tactical recon plane named 'Azel' from the 62 PRS/10 PRG. It sports a red nose and yellow ruder trim tab with the usual black wing ID bands. Quickboost makes a conversion set to do a photo bird.

June 2018

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