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#1 P-59A

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:37 PM

This is my late WW 2 P-51D fighter pilot. The seat is a real deal flak damaged P-51D pilots seat. I had ballistics experts confirm the damage was from flak. I will post picks of the seat later.

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#2 38Driver

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:39 PM

Very cool.  Definitely need more photos of this guy :)

 

Any specifics on how he's kitted out?


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:15 PM

As you can see the flak hit the inertia reel plate and deflected straight up.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:20 PM

The flak burst was below the P-51. It came up about 45 degrees through the bottom of the wing through the fuselage and in the triangle you see. The strut that holds the pan and back together. As you can see the pilot was not hit. It may have cut his harness straps and caused him to poop his pants, but he was fine.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:15 PM

Wow, that is amazing - lucky guy! I would love to see more pictures of the rest :-)



#6 Waltz41

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:09 AM

Super display!  Where did you get that seat from, that is really a sweet touch to the pilot set up!!!



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:23 AM

Super display!  Where did you get that seat from, that is really a sweet touch to the pilot set up!!!

It came out of an estate sale.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:08 AM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:20 AM

Great set up

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:53 AM

Wow!



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

I like...

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