NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG

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History & Specifications

HISTORY

P-51D-30NA
S/N: 44-74453

  • 1944: Manufactured NAA Plant Inglewood / CA.
    No War activity. Stored by USAAF until 1950

  • 1950: Nov 08, BOC, RCAF 9597

  • 1959: Oct 15, SOC

  • 1959: May 20, sale, Trans Florida Aviation, Sarasota FL

  • 1960: Jan 06, N9150R, reg, Trans Florida Aviation, Sarasota FL

  • 1960: Jul 29, N9150R, sale, E.D. Weiner, Los Angeles CA

  • 1960: Dec 01, N1335, reg, E.D. Weiner, Los Angeles CA

  • 1961: Oct 18, N1335, sale, Margaret/Frank Woodside, Lubbock TX

  • 1962: Mar 12, N1335, sale, Aero Enterprises, Elkhart IN

  • 1963: Feb 25, N1335, sale, John Barker, Indianapolis IN

  • 1963: Mar 17, N1335, crashed, Indianapolis IN

  • 1970: Nov 30, N1335, revoked, registration revoked for not filing activity report

  • 1981: Bill Destefani, Bakersfield CA, wreck – rebuild started

  • 1987: C-GJCJ (#2), Jerry Janes, Vancouver BC

  • 1989: N151JP, sale, James Priebe, Findlay OH, “Glamorous Gal”

  • 1993: N251HR, sale, Howard Ross, Chicago IL

  • 2002: Jan, N251HR, sale, Robert Baranaskas, Northpoint NY

  • 2011: Oct 15, N251HR, damaged, right landing gear collapsed on roll out. Damage to the right gear, right wing, prop, engine

  • 2012: Jul 11, N51ZW, sale, Carl Patrick / CP Air LLC, Broomfield CO, Restoration at Midwest Aero as “Frances Dell”

  • 2014, Oct 30, N51ZW, First flight with Midwest Aero Restaurations

  • 2019: Jul, Award as best P-51 in Oshkosh – EAA- Airventure

  • 2020: March, N51ZW, sold, Georg Raab, Germany

Lt. Clark Clemmons, 78th Fighter Group (1945)

The P-51D Mustang is presented in the colours of the „Frances Dell“ as the plane of Lt. Clark Clemmons, the 84th Fighter Squadron of the 78th Fighter Group.
The 78th Fighter Group in the 8th Air Force of the US Army with its „Checkerboard“ P51 Mustang was based at the legendary airfield RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire / UK.
During World War II young men like Lt. Clark Clemmons or CO Lt. Col John D. Landers flew their missions throughout whole Europe from Duxford.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 9,82 m

  • Span: 11,28 m

  • Height: 4,16 m

  • Engine: 12-cylinder-V-Motor Packard-Merlin V-1650-7, 1649 HP (1.671 PS (ca. 1.230 kW))

  • Top-speed: 703 km/h in 7620 m

  • Marching speed: 523 km/h in 3048 m

  • Service ceiling: 12.500 m

  • Range:

    1500 km at 630 km/h in 7600 m (without drop tanks)
    2080 km at 416 km/h in 3000 m (without drop tanks)
    2600 km at 570 km/h in 7600 m (with drop tanks)
    3300 km at 390 km/h in 3000 m (with drop tanks)

  • Empty weight: 3450 kg

  • Take-off weight: 4762,6 kg

  • Armament: six .50-Browning MG53-2, up to 907 kg bombs, or ten 127-mm-missiles

Original wings Lt. Clark Clemmons, 78th Fighter Group

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