Mustang Mk.I in USAAF Service

Mustang Mk.I in USAAF Service

Here we see P-51-1-NA 41-37320, originally destined to join the RAF as a Mustang I. However it was taken back by the USAAF, and used as a reconnaissance aircraft (official conversions were designated as the F-6). Two camera positions have been installed. The camera behind the pilot's seat is in full view. The second camera is in the rear fuselage, just behind the radiator outlet. A hand crank in the cockpit allowed the pilot to move this camera from the vertical to an aft oblique position.

Many thanks to Robert Bourlier for sending us this photograph.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 August 2017), Mustang Mk.I in USAAF Service , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_mustang_I_in_USAAF.html

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