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Dornier Nordatlas 2501 Folks:

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Looking for info/data & pics on one elusive Salvadorean ( FAS )sample Dornier Nordatlas in service with FAS c. late 1960s. Poss Israeli or French origen & similar in scheme to the French sample below. Tks.

http://imageshack.us/a/img196/7410/tqt5.jpg

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Scooter:

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The French, Argentina, El Salvador, Honduras & poss N. Zealand.

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Guess you mean Nord N.2501 Noratlas...nevertheless, I haven't seen an image of a FAS Noratlas.

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P-51 Folks:

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Found this interesting bare metal scheme P-51 with poss S.of the Border connections. Does it look like a Cavalier sample to you?? Photo AEC. D. Perez & D. Roman. Maybe someone may come up with more detail or angles, Plz Ukn c, 1980s. Tks

http://imageshack.us/a/img401/4355/14z9.jpg

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That tail fin does indeed look Cavalier style.

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Skyraider3D:

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Tks! We suspected the same. Maybe some other angles or pics may come up.

p,s ..in another subject, do you have pics of Maj. Fisher SEA rescue A1-E c. 1968??

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Skyraider3D:

Tks for the A-1E info & data.

p.s I'm also looking for pics/data of the Swedish AF P-51s that went to Nicaragua c. 1940s. Tks

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I assume you know the Costa Rican Mustang photos on Google LIFE already?

More info on the Cavalier Mustang, via a friend and Cavalier Mustang expert: "It's one of the "Field Services"-built Mustang IIs built for the Indonesians in 1972."

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Skyraider3d:

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Thank you so much for these nice findings of Costa Rican P-51s. I've seen a few....& now tks to your link we can see the whole tree! They were sent there c.1955 during some border conflicts with Nicaragua. The planes got there but there were no CR pilots trained to fly'em. That took some time & accidents. I'm glad LIFE was able to capture these nice images. We'll try to ID the pilots/maint people with the CR forum folks. Have a few pics whne they got back to the US c. 1957-58.

Should you find a similar link of the Swedish Mustangs shipped to Nicaragua c, 1950s plz let em know!

Tks again!!

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Spitfire Folks:

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Among the many UK built aircraft that found their way across the pond is this unique & interesting sample of a Spitfire MK.XI. Reg LV-NMZ.

It was flown by Cpt James E. Storey to Rosario, Argentina c. 1947 to be used as a test camera plane. It crashed c. 1951 and later was scrapped for lack of spares. Will attempt to get other angles/details of this fine flying machine S. of the border.

http://imageshack.us/a/img401/55/vrwl.jpg

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Kervin:

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Tks for the info & data! It help us to cross-reference certain tail #s. This aircraft for instance has a quite interesting life-span as a P-51!! Tks for sharing it!!

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FAS P-51 Folks:

..what we believe to be the poss Cavalier TF-51 FAS 400 while being rebuilt in the US. c. 1977. Photo via AEC.

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3435/gew1.jpg

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P-51 Folks:

An interesting sample of a Costa Rican AF GNCR P-51 #3 (1 of 4) AF sent c.1955 during a border conflict with Nicaragua. A P-38 & an Avenger were also on the pkg.

http://imageshack.us/a/img440/2867/70ha.jpg

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Good day! Tks for the info & data of these S. of the border P-51s!

Now we have a clear pic of #2. CR P-51 Reg #1 crashed while on a ferry flight back to the US in Nicaragua c. 1964. Reg 6170U for the record. Will dig for a pic of #1, Tks

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Both #1 and #4 are also in the Google LIFE series. Even in the same pic:

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I found 87 Mustang photos in total in this series.

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