Started by Caveman, November 12, 2021, 01:58:18 PM
Quote from: TomZ on November 13, 2021, 04:32:08 AMThe Messerstang might qualify:TomZ
Quote from: sandiego89 on November 13, 2021, 08:32:24 AMWow, those are new to me, had to look them up. Did they make it into the Patton movie?
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on November 13, 2021, 12:38:29 PMTechnically the A-36 (NA-97) is a P-51 being a straightforward development of the P-51/Mustang 1a (NA-91).It was a bit of jiggery-pokery to get the P-51 into USAAF service, the pursuit budget had been exhausted butthere was money available to purchase attack aircraft. The A-36 was originally assigned the name Invader but this was soon dropped as also happened with theApache moniker, in service they were just called Mustang, despite what decades of modelling magazineswould have you believe.The P-51As (NA-99) were originally ordered as A-36 but produced as P-51A with the dive-brakes and underengine .50 MGs deleted, the bomb-racks were retained.
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