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P-51H Gallery


Detail of the oleo service panel next to the serial number on the aft end of the starboard side of the plane, under the removed empennage.

This refers to the oleo strut, a pneumatic air-oil hydraulic shock absorber used on the landing gear which cushions the impact of landing and damps out vertical oscillations.

Aft P-51H fuselage with empennage removed at Chanute Air Museum
Time picture taken Tue Sep 22 12:22:08 2015
Location picture taken Exhibit Hangars
Chanute Air Museum
Rantoul, Illinois
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