Question about Yeager's P-51D

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Question about Yeager's P-51D

Joined: July 8th, 2010, 5:15 am

March 27th, 2012, 4:11 pm #1

So I have decided to finally try my hand at an NMF plane (and Alclad) and am trying to determine what color the anti-glare panel ahead of the windscreen is. Some references list it as flat black, others an olive drab. I think most sources state that Anderson's Old Crow has an OD one. It would seem that since they were in the same squadron Glamorous Glen III would be the same. But then again, I know what happens when you assume anything.

Is there a consensus about this or is it still open for interpretation?

Thanks,

Bill

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March 27th, 2012, 4:31 pm #2

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March 27th, 2012, 4:52 pm #3



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March 27th, 2012, 8:13 pm #4

So I have decided to finally try my hand at an NMF plane (and Alclad) and am trying to determine what color the anti-glare panel ahead of the windscreen is. Some references list it as flat black, others an olive drab. I think most sources state that Anderson's Old Crow has an OD one. It would seem that since they were in the same squadron Glamorous Glen III would be the same. But then again, I know what happens when you assume anything.

Is there a consensus about this or is it still open for interpretation?

Thanks,

Bill

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If you loan someone $20 and you never see them again, it was probably worth it.
There are two different "antiglares", the antiglare panel is the painted part on the upper cowling, it was OD on Mustangs.
A few (very few) units repainted them black but that's another story.
There is also the cockpit antiglare which on P-51D's is the instrument panel shroud as well as other parts in the cockpit that may reflect light and blind the pilot (top part armor plate, windshield and canopy frames etc...).
These were painted flat black.


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March 27th, 2012, 9:35 pm #5

So I have decided to finally try my hand at an NMF plane (and Alclad) and am trying to determine what color the anti-glare panel ahead of the windscreen is. Some references list it as flat black, others an olive drab. I think most sources state that Anderson's Old Crow has an OD one. It would seem that since they were in the same squadron Glamorous Glen III would be the same. But then again, I know what happens when you assume anything.

Is there a consensus about this or is it still open for interpretation?

Thanks,

Bill

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Pretty sure you meant "Amorous Len" there, huh?
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March 27th, 2012, 11:05 pm #6

Of course, thats what I meant. You know, the plane flown by "Capt Reager"



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March 27th, 2012, 11:48 pm #7

So I have decided to finally try my hand at an NMF plane (and Alclad) and am trying to determine what color the anti-glare panel ahead of the windscreen is. Some references list it as flat black, others an olive drab. I think most sources state that Anderson's Old Crow has an OD one. It would seem that since they were in the same squadron Glamorous Glen III would be the same. But then again, I know what happens when you assume anything.

Is there a consensus about this or is it still open for interpretation?

Thanks,

Bill

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Howdy Bill,

Yeagars last plane was not painted in the RAF green like Anderson's Old Crow was when it arrived in England in the fall of 1944. Check out the pictures of Old Crow because the green demarcation line is lower than the NAA O.D. applied at the factory. Old Crow was stripped of the Camo before Christmas of 1944 and I believe they left the nose RAF green rather than repainting it O.D.

That's my guess. Others may know more. I would go along with Christian and paint the nose O.D. just like it came from North American's plant in CA.

BTW Anderson and Yeagar flew their last "mission" on the 16th? of January. A very interesting mission involving the shootdowns of their drop tanks over Switzerland.



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March 28th, 2012, 4:14 am #8

And while Anderson and Yeager were off strafing their drop tanks and buzzing hotels, the rest of the 357th was engaged in ferocious air-to-air combat racking up 55 or 56 kills in one mission.




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