P-51 Mustang fighters being prepared for test flight, North American Aviation, Inglewood, California, United States, Oct 1942

Caption   P-51 Mustang fighters being prepared for test flight, North American Aviation, Inglewood, California, United States, Oct 1942 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   LC-DIG-fsac-1a35322
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Added Date 28 Aug 2010

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1. Anonymous says:
26 Aug 2016 07:51:31 PM

Two camouflage schemes represented. OD planes do not have tail flash?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 Aug 2016 09:56:13 PM

These were very early P-51s. From this batch of 150 airplanes, 93 were destined for the RAF under lend-lease as Mustang IA with 57 remaining with the USAAF. The RAF planes were painted in the British desert scheme that included the tail flash. The US national insignia would be repainted as RAF roundels upon delivery.

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