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Trumpeter P 51B Zirkus Rosarius - The Mongrel Family Build, Part Deux -

Mustang P51B Trumpeter Mongrel Mongrel Family Build Zirkus Rosarius Luftwaffe Foreign Service

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The next kit to be built in the Mongrel Family Build will be the venerable Trumpeter P 51B in the colors
of s/n 43-24825 ( P 51B-15-NA ) "Jerry" that was captured on D-day near Cambrai, France and was 
consequently impressed into German service. After testing at Rechlin it was added to the stable of
the Zirkus Rosarius, led by Hptm 'Ted' Rosarius and it was toured around various Axis airbases to
train Luftwaffe pilots, performing mock air fights amongst other things. The Zirkus Rosarius was an
early forerunner of the later Top Gun Fighter School concept.
It was lost later that same year, killing the pilot Oblt Leo Potjans on december 10th 1944.
 
The above artwork was reproduced with kind permission from the artist Bertrand Brown, also known as Gaetan Marie.
This print, and many other accurate and beautiful profiles can be obtained from his website www.bravobravoaviation.com
 
Construction of the kit had been started earlier but was stalled because of the work on the Swiss Bf 109 G14
that is featured in Part 1 of the Mongrel Family Build. The P 51B will also feature a complete BigEd set.
More photo's to be added soon...


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George, great scheme. I also recommend this book: http://misc.kitrevie...kreviewbg_1.htm

 

Regards

Franciscp



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George,

 

You have started a whole family of.....turncoats?

I like it.

Cees


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Yes, in a sort of a Blackadder history of aircraft sort of way...

 

And I have the Dewoitine too, remember ?

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That reminds me to get a gallon of RLM 04 Yellow ...

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