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P-51 MUSTANG/43-25147
"Princess Elizabeth"



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Serial #: 43-25147
Construction #:
  103-26778
Civ. Registration:
  N51PR
  N487FS
  Model(s):
  P-51C
Name: Princess Elizabeth
Status (2007): Airworthy
Last info: 2008

History:
Peter Regina, Van Nuys, CA, March 1981-1986.
- Rebuilt at Van Nuys using P-51B wings and P-51D fuselage.
- Sections recovered from Israel, fuselage ex-IDFAF "13".
- First flight June 11, 1981.
Joseph Kasparoff, Montebello, CA, 1987-1996.
- Flown as 36913/"The Believer"/Race #97.
Stephen Grey/The Fighter Collection, UK, 1996-2005.
- Crated and shipped to UK.
- Assembled and flown, first flight June 1997.
- Disassembled and shipped to Pacific Fighters in Chino for restoration, November 1998.
- Airworthy, 2005.
Jim Beasley/HMBP51C LLC, Coatsville, PA, February 2, 2007-2008
- Registered as N487FS
- Restored to airworthy, 2007.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, 2008.
  Photo Source(s):
Nigel Roling - Pentavia Digital Imaging 2002
Caz Caswell.
Brian Lockett - Goleta Air & Space Museum

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