King of Spain visiting spanish troops in Irak

This is a recent photo of the king of Spain, Felipe VI, visiting Spanish troops stationed in Iraq. In the background there is a picture of an old plane, possibly with a propeller, that I suppose from WW2 era (more or less).

If that painting has been chosen to adorn a military installation located in Iraq and occupied by Spanish troops, I understand that it must be a type of historical significance for Spain or for Iraq.

Can anyone recognize it?

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    $\begingroup$ it could be a shared facility - the image may not necessarily be assumed to be entirely related to Spain $\endgroup$ – NKCampbell Jan 31 '19 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ @NKCampbell ...as MikeSowsun's answer has shown... ;) $\endgroup$ – Ginasius Feb 1 '19 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ I was addressing the statement: "I understand that it must be a type of historical significance for Spain or for Iraq." $\endgroup$ – NKCampbell Feb 1 '19 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ @NKCampbell Me too. I just found funny that I considered the possibility that it was an iconic plane for Spain and turned out to be a P-51 Mustang. :) $\endgroup$ – Ginasius Feb 1 '19 at 14:44

The aircraft in the painting (I’m not sure it is a painting?) is a North American P-51C Mustang in the Tuskegee Airmen colors of the U.S. Air Force in WW II.

I cropped the image above and then used TinEye Reverse Image Search to find the photo.

My search has expired on that website, but you can copy the “fuzzy” photo and try it yourself on the same site.

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P-51C Mustang in Tuskegee Airmen (Minnesota wing of the Commemorative Air Force) enter image description here enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Well, a perfect answer. I used to wait a few hours before accepting them, but there's no doubt about it. Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$ – Ginasius Jan 31 '19 at 17:50
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    $\begingroup$ @WoJ, Who says that OP's picture is really a painting? It could be a framed photograph. $\endgroup$ – JPhi1618 Jan 31 '19 at 19:35
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    $\begingroup$ @WoJ, its a recent photo of a classic, restored aircraft. There are several operations around that keep WW2 aircraft maintained and operational for airshows and historic events. $\endgroup$ – JPhi1618 Jan 31 '19 at 22:06
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    $\begingroup$ @WoJ: Not only are the planes identical, but the clouds are as well. Identical-looking aircraft from matching camera angles would be a possible coincidence, but matching clouds? No way. $\endgroup$ – supercat Feb 1 '19 at 1:31
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    $\begingroup$ I voted this answer up not only due to the accurate answer, but because you show another tool how to search an image. $\endgroup$ – AirCraft Lover Feb 1 '19 at 3:22

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