Re:P-51D photos with 1000 LBS & rockets.
Okay, looks like I found one. In the book Mustang At War by Roger Freeman there is a picture on Page 146 of what is supposedly a 1000 lb bomb hung on the wing of a 15th Ftr Gp P-51D. The bomb sure looks bigger than the 500 pounders.
In the book F-51 Mustang Units Over Korea there are many pictures of Mustangs with bombs, even good close ups, but none look like 1000 pounders. One might be but I can't tell. There are also a couple of pictures of 500 lb and 1000 lb bombs sitting on the ground so you can see the differences, and it says that 1000 lb bombs were used on the Mustangs, but no definite pictures of them.
And thanks for the pictures of the 51A's with rocket tubes, Rswank! If I ever get around to building the 14 Accurate Miniatures P-51A kits I have I will have to equip at least one like that.
By the way, a friend of mine who served in the CBI in WWII said that they found that the P-51A's could haul heavier loads out of the short jungle strips than could the P-47's.