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P-51 MUSTANG/44-13257

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Serial #: 44-13257
Construction #:
  109-26890
Civilian Registration:
  N4222A
  N51DL
  Model(s):
  P-51D-5A Mustang
  EF-51D Mustang
  Cavalier Mk. II
Name:
  Slender Tender & Tall
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2002

History:
Manufactured in 1944.
North American Aviation, December 1944.
- Modified for high speed tests.
Delivered to NACA as NACA 108.
- BOC: December 22, 1944.
- SOC: July 12, 1957
- Sold for surplus at NAS Norfolk, VA, November 1957
Charles Snydor, November 1957-1959.
- Registered as N4222A.
- Purchased for $931.00.
Trans Florida Aviation, Sarasota, FL, 1959-1967.
- Stored 1959-1967.
Cavalier Aircraft Corp, Sarasota, FL, 1967-1968.
- Remanufactured as Cavalier F-51D Mk. II prototype (C/N: 11), December 1967.
- Used in weapons testing Apalachicola, FL, 1968.
- Used as chase plane for "Enforcer" project.
- Military demo tour, El Salvador, December 1968.
David B. Lindsay/Lindsay Newspapers, Inc., Sarasota, FL, 1970.
David B. Lindsay/Lindair Inc, Sarasota, FL, 1972-2002.
- Flown as 414112/Slender Tender & Tall.

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.
Photo Source(s):
Curtis Fowles - www.mustangsmustangs.com

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