North American P-51 Mustang: NAA Profiles


NAA P-51 B/C/D Mustang:

The majority of parts created for aircraft like the P-51 are derived from a library of standard section profiles, not unlike the steel and ship building industries. Fortunately for this project we have an extensive collection of these original NAA standard drawings, numbering 208 in total.

To facilitate the long term goal of recreating the P-51 part drawings as 3D models and associated 2D drawings I figured it may be prudent to first recreate the standard profiles as 2D CAD profiles for this purpose.

So far I have drawn the first 24 profiles exactly as shown on the original drawings but with dimensions in dual format inch & mm…many more to go!

NAA-1E1          NAA-1E1a

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About Hugh

BIM & Cad Manager/Strategist, 3D/4D, multi-discipline cad workflows, integration. Interests include photography and historical aviation.
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