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P-51D Mustang in Detail
Undercarriage

n by Bryan Ribbans


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Undercarriage
 


A clear shot of the starboard wingroot, wheel well and main door. Note that the wheel bay has been painted white. This is probabaly to show up any oil/fluid leak quickly and is a modern trend. Operational colors were zinc chromate yellow for thw wing spar which formed the rear of the wheel bay, with the bay it self in zinc chromate green, doors silver or green, oleo legs silver.

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 Moving out to the outboard end of the port wheel well bay, this shows the under-carriage leg clearly;also note the shine on the oleo portion together with the differing sizes of brake cables running down the leg.

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A close-up of the port wheel well showing the mass of pipework herein. Note the landing light extended.

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The port wheel well again, moving further out towards the wing tip, showing clearly the extended landing light and the pipework running along the rear face of the well, which is the front face of the main wing spar.

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