Can you identify this P-51 please

Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby HawkT1 on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:25 pm

guys this flew over the river trent near Gainsborough at approx 1445hrs today, nothing on flight radar or donny radar, can you identify her and her trail

sorry the piccy is poor but she was a long way from me

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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby MUSTANG on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:37 pm

Looks like the Mustang could be D-FPSI...

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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby HawkT1 on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:39 pm

but with a red canopy?
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby MUSTANG on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:54 pm

As I said it could be...but looking at current pictures she has a different scheme.

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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby Jumbo on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:54 pm

Maybe a Titan Mustang? Looks very similar to N551DP although that is a US based aircraft

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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby HawkT1 on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:59 pm

just been looking at titans, there are non in the UK in that scheme

it may help if we can identify the chase plane
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby AlexC on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 4:25 pm

HawkT1 wrote:it may help if we can identify the chase plane


Looks like a Van's of some sort?
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 4:30 pm

The 'Mustang' seems to be one of those two-thirds so called replica efforts as Jumbo suggests. What did it sound like?

The prop doesn't look right, proportions aft of the cockpit look a bit off.. (maybe just the angle, he says, covering himself if it turns t to be real :lol: )
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby AlexC on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 5:02 pm

HawkT1 wrote:just been looking at titans, there are none in the UK in that scheme


Does look very similar though, red nose, canopy rail, and rudder, plus invasion stripes under fuselage. Copied photo and blew it up.
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby HawkT1 on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 5:50 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:The 'Mustang' seems to be one of those two-thirds so called replica efforts as Jumbo suggests. What did it sound like?

The prop doesn't look right, proportions aft of the cockpit look a bit off.. (maybe just the angle, he says, covering himself if it turns t to be real :lol: )



not sure of the sound was a way off but didnt sound that 'meaty' so may well be a titan
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby RS2 on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9:39 pm

Quick search of Titan Mustangs on GINFO and it looks like it might be G-FION.
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Postby ericbee123 on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 1:49 am

RS2 wrote:Quick search of Titan Mustangs on GINFO and it looks like it might be G-FION.

Can't find any pictures of G-FION but it looks like it's based at Sheffield Aero Club ( belonging to one of the officials of the club ). Also looks like a few Vans are based there too.
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9:50 am

GINFO has a photo of G-FION on it

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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby HawkT1 on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 1:22 pm

brilliant thanks
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby AlexC on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 4:01 pm

It looks almost identical to N551DP, except for the serial number and code letters, even has the red under fuselage scoop, and the prancing horse on the tail.
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Re: Can you identify this P-51 please

Postby jag636 on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 4:55 pm

How long had they been washing it to make it shrink to such a size :lmao: isn't it cute
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