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    Warbirdsim P-51 B/C paintkit.

    Does anyone still have the Warbirdsim P-51 B/C paintkit?

    Thanks in advance,
    Huub

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    I did Steve, thanks in advance

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    Thanks you to all who responded at my call . I have received multiple versions of the paint kit and as you can see below I already did something with them. There are already many great repaints for this model, but I nevertheless I hope to add some more .







    One of the 3 converted Mustang Mk.III fighters. used by 541 squadron RAF, between July 1944 and June 1945 for photo reconnaissance over occupied Europe.
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    Huub,
    did they all wear the invasion stripes, or was there a time when one wore a simple PR blue scheme ?

    Thanks in advance for any info,
    Ro


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    Nice paint Huub. One (read that I) can never have enough P-51 paints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohan View Post
    Huub,
    did they all wear the invasion stripes, or was there a time when one wore a simple PR blue scheme ?

    Thanks in advance for any info,
    Ro

    Perhaps somebody else here knows the answer, but I really don't know. But here is my best guess.

    I haven't been able to find many pictures from the PRU blue Mustangs, but those I was able to find, carry the invasion strips at all pictures. But I assume these were all taken in the same period, summer 1944. Before the invasion stripes, or AEAF (Allied Expeditionary Air Force) stripes, as they were officially called, the British Mustangs already had white stripes to make the easier to recognise and avoid confusion with square winged German fighters (The American Mustangs carried these lines as well).

    This weekend I flew a recon mission in the WBS Mustang to France and I realised these flights must have been pretty lonely. These recon aircraft didn't fly in groups, so I can imagine pilots preferred to be easily recognisable. Especially as the Allied had supremacy in the skies by 1944.

    There are pictures on which you can see the invasion stripes are applied on the PRU blue aircraft (Spitfires) from 541 squadron. These were carefully masked and sprayed, so I can imagine these were applied with the intention to last.

    So I do have some reasons to believe the aircraft kept the invasion striped (or at least some and especially the Mustangs), but I don't have any evidence.

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    Huub,
    many thanks for your insight again,
    Ro


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    Quote Originally Posted by rohan View Post
    Huub,
    did they all wear the invasion stripes, or was there a time when one wore a simple PR blue scheme ?

    Thanks in advance for any info,
    Ro

    Beautiful repaint, Hubb. And interesting question rohan.

    Did a little research. No photos, but some details and a little logic.

    D-day was in June 1944, so all aircraft had the invasion stripes. The 541 Squadron operated Mustangs the following month starting from July 1944 to June 1945 according to Wikipedia. So, it's safe to assume all wore invasion stripes.
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    rule of thumb for invasion stripe's, all over from June to late summer, lower surface only till Autumn and phased out by winter 44/45

    https://www.classicwarbirds.co.uk/ar...on-stripes.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian elliot View Post
    rule of thumb for invasion stripe's, all over from June to late summer, lower surface only till Autumn and phased out by winter 44/45

    https://www.classicwarbirds.co.uk/ar...on-stripes.php

    Amazing, the things you can learn at this site

    Thanks,
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    Absolutely - thank you both for your input,
    Ro


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