P-51D “Nooky Booky IV”

Another legenary Ace coming at you from the 357th Fighter Group, this time it’s Nooky Booky IV, flown by the Top Ace of the Group, Maj. “Kit” Carson. Kit scored an incredible 18 and half air-to-air kills within the last six months of the war in 1944. Most of these kills were scored in this P-51D, “Nooky Booky IV.” Kit named all of his aircraft “Nooky Booky.”

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One technical note on this drawing: the exhaust cowling is removed. P-51’s still today can sometimes be seen flying without the cowling in place.

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