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P-51 MUSTANG/44-84961
P-51 Mustang

Serial #: 44-84961
Construction #: 124-44817
Civilian Registration:
  N7715C
Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last Info: 1989
History:
sold surplus McClellan AFB, CA, February 1958.
Capitol Airways/ Air Sales, Nashville, TN February 1958-1964.
- Registered as N7715C.
Charles F. Willis/Frank Lynott/Charles R. Hall, Seattle, WA, July 1964-1967.
- Flew as race #5.
- Damaged during forced landing wheels-up near Enumclaw, WA, November 21, 1964.
Charles R. Hall, Seattle, WA, 1967-1971.
- Converted to modified racer, 1967.
- Flew as racer #5/Miss RJ.
Gunther W. Balz, Kalamazoo, MI, July 1971-1973.
- Further modified for racing.
- Flew as race #5/Roto-Finish.
John M. Sliker, Wadley, GA, October 1973-1974.
Ed Browning/Brownings Inc, Idaho Falls, ID, February 1974-1979.
- Fitted with Griffon powerplant with Contra-rotating props, Van Nuys, CA.
- First flight, June 3, 1975.
- Flew with Red Baron Racing Team as Race #5/Red Baron.
- Set world piston record at 499.018mph on August 14, 1979.
- Crashed and destroyed during race, Reno, NV, September 16, 1979.
Richard Ransopher, Grapevinem TX, 1980.
- Acquired wreckage.
Steven J. Hinton/ Fighter Rebuilders, Chino, CA, September 4, 1985.
- ID transferred to 44-73053/Wee Willy II.
Terry & Bill Rogers, Sherman, TX, 1989.
- Acquired hulk.
- Planned rebuild as Griffon RB-51racer.
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):
None.
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