The RAAF used the P-51 Mustang in many
guises during WWII ranging from the early B/C Mustangs to
the later D/K. An Australian Pilot even managed to shoot
down a ME163 rocket with a P-51 Mustang III in the later
stages of the war. After the war they went on to serve in
Korea and Japan until replaced by the Meteor. The P-51D/K
went to be manufactured by Australia after the war by CAC
and these aircraft all served in Australia except four CAC
Mk 23's that saw service with 77 SQN in Korea.
This decal sheet covers four post war
- P-51K Mustang A68-564, MP*T, 86 SQN RAAF;
- P-51D Mustang A68-750, AM*G, 77 SQN RAAF;
- P-51D Mustang A68-774, SV*X, 76 SQN RAAF; and
- P-51D Mustang A68-809, 77 SQN RAAF - Wing Commander
This is a small set cover four aircraft of various Squadrons
at the end of the war and onwards. The decals are printed
on continuous sheet and as such will need to be trimmed
carefully to ensure a snug fit on the model. There only
seems to be two problems with the set as far as I can tell,
both easily fixed. The first is what appears to be a few
scratches along the shark mouths and the tail flash, but
Damian of Aussie Decals would readily replace the damaged
items (especially since I received them direct from him).
I am unsure if they are scratches that go all the way through
and will only be able to tell when they are placed in water.
The second is the placement markings for the tail number
of MP*T. On the instruction sheet it indicates that the
'A' number should be forward of the tail planes and under
the arm of the 'T'. The correct placement is clear
in the photo on page 119 of 'The Spitfire, Mustang and
Kittyhawk, in Australian Service by Stewart Wilson. The
number should be in the same position as the other 'A'
numbers featured on the decals set, half under the tail
This is another good set produced by Aussie
Decals for those interested in RAAF aircraft. Apart from
the two minor problems mentioned above I have no problem
in recommending these decals for your P-51.