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Old 03-17-2002, 07:14 PM
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Which type of P-51 did the Tuskeegee airmen fly? I saw an ad in RCM about these guys who built a P-51B to bring around the U.S. and teach kids. But in the movie about them, starring Lawrence Fishbourne and Cuba Gooding Jr., they flew P-51D;s. Was this just because of the availability of the D model?
Old 03-17-2002, 10:24 PM
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kylenlord,
they flew both as well as p-47s. They were given airplanes as the white pilots were done with them. There are a couple of books with their markings? are you building one?
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No, I might though. I am considering the purchase of a Nosen P-51, and thought I would like one of those color schemes. The movie was on the History Channel recently, and I thought I would ask on RCU. I didn't know that they had P-47 also, were they also painted with the Red tails, and noses?
Old 03-17-2002, 10:49 PM
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They started out in P-40s. I don't think the P-40s or P-47s carried the red tails but I could be wrong on this. Regards, Chad.
Old 03-18-2002, 02:09 PM
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I don't think the P-40's or 47's had the red tail either. I am working on a top flight P-51 i've been working on the past couple of years. THe book with the P-51 markings is called "Mustang aces of the ??? and the RAF". Help me here I'll try and find it
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http://www.ospreypublishing.com/titles/1855325837

Here is a link to the book
Old 03-19-2002, 06:11 PM
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Hello Kylenlord,

If you want information on the markings on Tuskegee Airmen P-51's check www.ebonywings.com. This is a site dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen. It gives info on plane markings (including which group used them!!),victories, campaign use, etc..
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Old 03-20-2002, 01:48 AM
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Sounds like a pretty good site, thanks.
Old 03-20-2002, 02:52 AM
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Hi
I would call the Chino, Ca. "Planes of fame" museum and ask for the Tuskeegee web site. I have met four of the these Pilots at Chino. They were kind enough to sign my smithsonian poster.
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THE TUSKEEGEE'S ALSO FLEW AT-6 TEXANS TO START. THEIR "HALL OF FAME" IF YOU WILL IS IN WHERE ELSE, TUSKEEGEE ALA. YOU CAN GIVE THE ALABAMA CHAMBER OF COMMERSE A CALL AND THEY WILL SEND YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I MET NIGHTTRAIN AT THE DANVILLE VA. AIRSHOW LAST YEAR. HE GAVE A FIFTEEN MINUTE SPEECH OVER THE PA THAT HAD EVERYONE STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKS TO LISTEN. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. HE MADE MENTION TO THE MOVIE AND WAS A LITTLE UPSET THAT HOLLYWOOD HAD HIM KILLED. HOPE THIS HELPS.

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