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15th Apr 2012, 17:49
Looking for any pictures/ diagrams of the P-51M, I believe only 2 where made but scrapped.

16th Apr 2012, 01:00
Your post got my interest, as I had never heard of this variant of the Mustang.

Some quick checking around shows ......EDIT..............hmmmmm

shows that maybe the M stands for mystery.....lol

Maybe you came across this post during your serach.

P-51M discovered (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14183.0)


16th Apr 2012, 06:36
There were a series of individual soft cover books on mustangs, spitfires, kittyhawks, seafuries etc in Australian service. The particular Mustang book wrote about the P-51M variant and had a small 3 view picture of the aircraft, unfortunately I dont have this book any more.

Just to add, the Mustang book was written by Stewart Wilson, Soveriegn Series, Mustang.

16th Apr 2012, 10:37
written by Stewart Wilson, Soveriegn Series, Mustang. G'day mate. I have that book, but this is the only mention of the M version (page 48), and no illustrations or line drawings that I can see?

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8386/img576k.jpg (http://img842.imageshack.us/i/img576k.jpg/)

Load Toad
16th Apr 2012, 10:38
P-51L and P-51M (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11766.0)

From Wiki (yes I know)...These included the P-51L, similar to the P-51H but utilizing the 2,270 hp (1,690 kW) V-1650-11 engine, which was never built; and its Dallas-built version, the P-51M, or NA-124, which utilized the V-1650-9A engine lacking water injection and therefore rated for lower maximum power, of which one was built out of the original 1629 ordered, serial number 45-11743.

North American's Lightweight Mustangs (P-51H/P-51M/P-51L) (http://www.alternatewars.com/BBOW/Aircraft/P-51HML.htm)

So it appears to be a Dallas built version...?