The musings, rants, and dissertations of three retired military guys. Two Air Force, one Navy. The Old AF Sarge, Juvat, and Tuna.
Great pic of a great plane!
She's sweet looking isn't she?
We're good. ;-)
Spit Fireand Pee 51There's a mental pictureSpeaking of which, I think I once peed 151It burned
Outstanding video, and good explanation of the airplane and it's foibles...
I think you're in the minority Sarge, loving the Spitfire more than the Mustang. Not a bad choice if you gotta pick the second best looking girl in the bar! I'd agree with you though if we were comparing the P-51A or B models, which look too similar to the P-40 Warhawk. The canopy on those look like warehouse windows. Besides the modern looks (back then) for a WWII bird, the polished silver or chrome on the D-version in your post, and the bubble canopy that looks like a prelude to the jet age really make the D look almost as bad-ass as the Tomcat. Here's a semi-interesting link on the multiple color schemes on the Mustang: http://imodeler.com/2013/03/camouflage-and-markings-of-north-american-p-51-mustang/
Nice site! However, I must point out that their logo features a Spitfire. Just sayin'...
Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)