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Old 19th June 2017, 17:40
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Luftwaffe P-51 tail

Just found on E-BAy. The tail of a camouflaged P-51D that was captured by the Luftwaffe and found after the war.
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Old 19th June 2017, 17:42
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

Wanderzirkus Rosarius?
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Old 19th June 2017, 18:17
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

Probably, although the picture of the entire A/C (Stranger in a Strange Land-Stapfer-p. 58) shows no markings. The aircraft belly landed and is missing the canopy. It is camouflaged overall in Dark Green with yellow undercoating.
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Old 19th June 2017, 19:07
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

I have this pic, from an old eBay auction :
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Old 19th June 2017, 19:16
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

Thanks, nice picture. Undoubtedly the same plane.
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Old 19th June 2017, 19:25
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

Hello,
See the "T" on the underwing in both photos.
So yes "T9" most likely.

As an extra, wasn't there a list that had all of the Zircus Rosario's aircraft ?

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Old 19th June 2017, 20:49
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

I am not disputing that the P51 in question is from Rosarius's Unit but the T on the underwing is from a seperate aircraft and not from this P51 which may or may not have carried markings on the underside
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Old 19th June 2017, 22:09
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

The P-51 apparently had a white "T" on right side of the fuselage German cross which may indicate an individual plane letter rather then unit code.
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Old 20th June 2017, 04:07
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

Hi Eduardo - First I have heard of this. Is there any photographic evidence for this.
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Old 20th June 2017, 12:18
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Re: Luftwaffe P-51 tail

No, I can see it increasing the e-bay picture. But it can as well be the remains of USAAF code .
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