Mounted on the underside of the P-51 Mustang’s starboard wingtip, this WWII Red Recognition Light is one of three (others being Yellow/Amber & Green) unit identification, flush-mounted lights.
Each light was wired to a Recognition Lights panel or IFF Box, mounted on the starboard cockpit wall just below the canopy of the P-51.
During mission briefings, P-51 Mustang pilots were advised of the coded colour series for the day. This enabled the identification of either friendly or enemy aircraft by the correct coded colour transmission upon approach of other aircraft or returning to a home airfield.
Pilots could place the switches in the ’Steady’ position for continuous operation or in the ‘Key’ position for intermittent operation via the depressible ‘Keying Switch’.
With its plug and wiring still attached and mounted on its 100 year old mango wood display stand, complete with a highly detailed 1/72 or 1/48 scale model of this iconic fighter perched above on its removable magnetic arm, this Recovery Curios Original Aviation collectable also comes with a detailed colour printed and laminated Fact Sheet.
An amazing gift for any aviation enthusiast, this P-51 Mustang Red Wingtip Recognition Light is an original battle hardened relic of this iconic WWII fighter and is guaranteed to become a popular conversation piece in any collection.
* Note that this Mustang Collectable is pictured with a 1/48 scale model rather than the standard detailed, but smaller 1/72 scale. Click on the 'Model Upgrade' option at the top of this page for the larger 1/48 scale.
This P-51 Mustang Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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Your North American P-51 Mustang, RED Wingtip Recognition Light, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft,* - or 1/72 Die-cast scale model**
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
** The Die-cast 1/72 model comes with a fixed colour scheme and closed cockpit but wheels can either be up or down.
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic models are available with 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.
Did you fly, crew or maintain a P-51 Mustang or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.