F-51D Mustang fighters at an airfield in Korea, 1952

Caption   F-51D Mustang fighters at an airfield in Korea, 1952 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Aug 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
21 Aug 2013 01:16:09 AM

Sharkmouth markings were a feature of the Mustangs of the 12th FBS, 18th FBG at Chinhae AB. While the Mustang was more manoeuvrable and had greater endurance than the F-80 (at least until wingtip tanks were developed for the latter) many airmen were unenthustastic about its use as a fighter bomber - considering the liquid cooled engine as being too vulnerable to ground fire during low level sorties in Korea. For a while consideration was given to re-equipping with air-cooled F-47N Thunderbolts. but the USAF no longer had enough Thunderbolts on its inventory, and so the Mustangs were compelled to continue fighter-bombers operations in Korea for over 2.1/2 years.
2. Zoran Petek says:
29 Jan 2015 11:53:38 PM

These are F-51Ds of 18th FBG. Short clip at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnG9RTXjg0c
Later (1953) with F-86s
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk-VBhC1KK8

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