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Old 05-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Antenna on bottom of aircraft?

Is the antenna looking thing sticking out of the bottom of the aircraft some kind of artifact? In all the photos and videos of P-51s I’ve seen I’ve never noticed one at that location.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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Looks like a VHF COM. We getting that Becker in the dash for A-10 interoperability then?
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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The DCS P-51D is a late model block/revision 25 or 30, at a hunch I would say ED chose this late version as it allowed them to include HVARs as part of the weopons aresenal. Most of the skins included with the sim are for ealier revisions and are slightly ahistorical. Most people wouldn't be aware of this minor issue so it's not a problem to be honest (IMHO). The antenna under the nose was a PTO Iwo Jima mod and was PTO only.

Lots of very good Iwo P-51D images on this site.

http://www.7thfighter.com/albums/ind...om_cat_463433_

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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Yeah ICDO, the twin antenna on the rear fuselage confirm the PTO variant of our current 3D model.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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The DCS P-51D is a late model block/revision 25 or 30, at a hunch I would say ED chose this late version as it allowed them to include HVARs as part of the weopons aresenal. Most of the skins included with the sim are for ealier revisions and are slightly ahistorical. Most people wouldn't be aware of this minor issue so it's not a problem to be honest (IMHO). The antenna under the nose was a PTO Iwo Jima mod and was PTO only.

Lots of very good Iwo P-51D images on this site.

http://www.7thfighter.com/albums/ind...om_cat_463433_
thanks for the photos buddy...
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