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Posted this over on the WWF but it got no love, so since it is an ex-American Fighter plane, I'm posting it here as well. 

 

Great shot, but who was it sold too? 

 

Found this neat photo of a P-51. There appears to a C-47 behind it and a C-54 in the background. 

 

Am thinking it now belongs to a South American Country. Argentina? Tail # 476156

 

There is another winged logo below the canopy, but it is pretty faint in the photo.  Possible ID what country it flew for? 

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US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
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Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
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I thought the French would use a roundel on their aircraft markings. Red circle , blue dot center. Where as the Brit's would use blue circle with red dot center.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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In the last photo I can see a roundel under the wing. 

 

The only South American Country that has a similar flag is Peru which was not listed as an operator of the P51.

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If the C-47 is tail number 42-24178, it went to Europe and stayed there with the 36th FIW in Germany until 1963 (in storage for most of the 50s). It then went to Air America with the Royal Laotian AF.  Unknown fate after 1966.  I could not find a similar paint scheme on it, it was bright skinned in the late 50s, so probably a late 40s shot.

 

The P-51 could be one of the "occupation air force" aircraft in Germany in the late 40s.  36th FIW was at Fürstenfeldbruck, along with the Swiss (flying US P-51s, yours isn't Swiss marked).  Wonder if there were other air forces contributing there?  The tower in background almost looks like Fürstenfeldbruck without its top observation level.  

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