Mustang 484980 info needed ....

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Mustang 484980 info needed ....

Joined: January 29th, 2009, 9:27 am

June 9th, 2012, 7:24 am #1

Hello,
Is there any chance to find the former USAF fuselage code ( FF 8 ??? ) of this NG 484980 somewhere ??




Any other pics somewhere ?
What is the equipment behind the seat ( radio ref ? ) ???

Many thanks for your help.

cheers

Olivier
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Joined: February 25th, 2012, 1:39 am

June 9th, 2012, 8:00 am #2

... the last three digits of the serial, 980?

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Joined: January 29th, 2009, 9:27 am

June 9th, 2012, 8:13 am #3

Do you know more about the radio used ?


Many thanks for your help.

O.
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Joined: January 20th, 2007, 11:28 pm

June 9th, 2012, 8:19 am #4

Hello,
Is there any chance to find the former USAF fuselage code ( FF 8 ??? ) of this NG 484980 somewhere ??




Any other pics somewhere ?
What is the equipment behind the seat ( radio ref ? ) ???

Many thanks for your help.

cheers

Olivier
I don't know about other pictures of this aircraft but what you see behind the seat is a BC-453 receiver, placed over the main box of the regular SCR-522 radio set.
The BC-453 is one of the three receivers that was part of the SCR-274 radio set.
The SCR-274 was often seen on Allison Mustangs and early P-51B/C's, before being replaced by the SCR-522.
Here the BC-453 receiver is used to replace the earlier range receivers BC-1206 or BC-348 (parts D12 or D7+D10 in the Tamiya kit).
Because it is bulkier than the ones it replaced it was mounted behind the seat.

BC-453:


Christian A.
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Joined: September 16th, 2011, 3:11 pm

June 9th, 2012, 8:28 am #5

Hello,
Is there any chance to find the former USAF fuselage code ( FF 8 ??? ) of this NG 484980 somewhere ??




Any other pics somewhere ?
What is the equipment behind the seat ( radio ref ? ) ???

Many thanks for your help.

cheers

Olivier
One can see where the FF-980 was on the fuselage before transfer to some NG(not quite ANG yet). So the USAF would have been removed from
top right and bottom left wings and NG-980 then be painted in their place. Since
there is NG on fin, it would be the same on the fuselage. After these
units became ANG, then the A was added to previous markings. Suspect
this photo taken just prior to 1950. cheers,
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Joined: January 29th, 2009, 9:27 am

June 9th, 2012, 9:26 am #6

Hello,
Is there any chance to find the former USAF fuselage code ( FF 8 ??? ) of this NG 484980 somewhere ??




Any other pics somewhere ?
What is the equipment behind the seat ( radio ref ? ) ???

Many thanks for your help.

cheers

Olivier
a P-51D-25NT ( Dallas plant ) - NA-124 - AC-2400, 4-14-44, 800 aircrafts from factory serial 124-44246 to 44845 and customer serial 44-84390 to 44-84989.

( first batch of 599 aircrafts )

So 484980 is probably the factory serial n° 44836 ( ??? )

Olivier
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June 9th, 2012, 10:04 am #7

One can see where the FF-980 was on the fuselage before transfer to some NG(not quite ANG yet). So the USAF would have been removed from
top right and bottom left wings and NG-980 then be painted in their place. Since
there is NG on fin, it would be the same on the fuselage. After these
units became ANG, then the A was added to previous markings. Suspect
this photo taken just prior to 1950. cheers,
and all I can say is, "Oooooohhh!!!!"

Thanks for doing it, Dave.

bob
"Ignorance is bliss, but I find learning more interesting." - Me, as far as I know
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June 9th, 2012, 2:04 pm #8

Thanks for your comment! This book was a labor of love that extended over forty years in accumulating the images. When I first approached the publisher,
he wanted to run most of the color ones in living B&W! Told him that I did not
spend all that money for first generation dupe slides to see them run in B&W so
made a deal with him to put some of my own money into it and no royalties. He
agreed and what you see is the result. Was working on USAFE CENTURIES and he
went under so that died. Oh, well. How else to share these jewels with the
folks? To this day, drool more over a slide taken in the fifties of any USAF
or ANG aircraft than any type in service today. Much more colorful, even some
of the base flight hacks like C-47s, L-20s, and T-33s! Glad I got to serve from 55-77, surviving both the Cold and Viet Nam Wars. We won one of them
anyway................. cheers
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Joined: January 29th, 2009, 9:27 am

June 9th, 2012, 5:22 pm #9

Hello,
Is there any chance to find the former USAF fuselage code ( FF 8 ??? ) of this NG 484980 somewhere ??




Any other pics somewhere ?
What is the equipment behind the seat ( radio ref ? ) ???

Many thanks for your help.

cheers

Olivier
MANY THANKS FOLKS !!!!!! for your comments and input !! I love this site !!!
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Joined: January 20th, 2007, 11:28 pm

June 9th, 2012, 7:33 pm #10

a P-51D-25NT ( Dallas plant ) - NA-124 - AC-2400, 4-14-44, 800 aircrafts from factory serial 124-44246 to 44845 and customer serial 44-84390 to 44-84989.

( first batch of 599 aircrafts )

So 484980 is probably the factory serial n° 44836 ( ??? )

Olivier
44-84980 would be 124-44836.
The second batch of D-25-NT's went from 124-48096 to 124-48295 (serial numbers 45-11343 to 45-11542).

Christian A.
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