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P-51 Petie 2nd Gallery


View of the Mustang's canopy.

Picture 3 of 3.

The base of the canopy bears the name of Lt. Col. John C. Meyer (later Gen. Meyer), an ace with 24 confirmed air-to-air victories.

Note the signal pistol discharge tube just forward of the lightning bolt and the red fuselage fuel tank cap at the aft end of the canopy.

The serial number panel reads

AAF. Spec. Proj. No. 92778-N
U.S. Army P-51 D-10-NA
Serial No. AAF 44-14151
Crew Weight 200 lbs

Service this Airplane with
Grade 100/130 fuel. If Not
Available T.O. 06-5-1 will be
Consulted for Emergency Operation

Suitable for Aromatic Fuel

"Aromatic fuel" does not refer to the fact that all gasoline is foul-smelling but rather that high-performance engines can achieve even higher performance through "aromatic" fuel additives such as benzene, toluene, and xylene. However, the aromatics could affect certain types of rubber, so special hoses and seals were required for use of aromatic fuels.

P-51 Petie 2nd canopy
Time picture taken Sat Jun 30 12:15:06 2007
Location picture taken Crites Field (KUES)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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