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P-51 Tuskegee Airmen Model and Real
« on: November 02, 2015, 03:26:35 PM »
Back again with another model vs real item.

This time, Dave Winfield's Tuskegee Airmen P-51 Mustang.

I was able to take the model to this weekend's Air Show here in San Antonio (Randolph Air Force Base),
and put it on the wing of the real Mustang that is used to promote the Commemorative Air Force
Red Tail Squadron initiative.

The photos were taken minutes after the airplane made some passes on the air show and landed.
Then, the pilot, Bill Shepard, invited me to climb to the wing as I handle the model. It was a treat!

While we were on that, some of the local Tuskegee Airmen Chapter arrived, and I took more photos
of the model in hands of the Tuskegee Airmen themselves.

Oh yeah, I was wearing the Tuskegee Airmen cap, so I guess that gave Mr. Shepard a little more
confidence that I was OK.

The model is available at Dave's Paper Model Shop, and also in ecardmodels.com:
Here:
http://papermodelshop.com/html/p51_mustang_usa.html













Left to right: Theodore Johnson, Eugene Derricotte, James Bynum and Grandville Coggs.










Last photo: Bill Shepard, pilot and Squadron Leader. Eugene Derricotte, Tuskegee Airman. Me.
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Re: P-51 Tuskegee Airmen Model and Real
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 05:18:50 PM »
Outstanding!
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Re: P-51 Tuskegee Airmen Model and Real
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 11:43:15 PM »
NICE!

send me the pics for my files Gerardo! larger res if you have them.
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Re: P-51 Tuskegee Airmen Model and Real
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 10:35:21 AM »
Yes sir!
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Re: P-51 Tuskegee Airmen Model and Real
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 10:59:46 AM »
Some more photos.





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