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P-51 MUSTANG/45- 11471
"Diamondback"


Serial #: 45-11471
Construction #:
  124-48224
Civil Registration:
  N5481V
  N332
  N270MS
  N51VW
  N51UR
  Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
  TF-51
Name: Diamond Back
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Registered as N5481V by ??, 19??.
L.B. Maytag, Van Nuys, CA, 1962.
David Maytag, Colorado Springs, CO, 1963-1968.
- Registered as N332.
- Flew as race #9.
David Zeuschel, Van Nuys, CA, 1968-1979.
James Barkley, AZ, 1979.
- Crashed and destroyed, near Borrego Springs, CA, August 21, 1979.
-- Suffered an in flight structural failure.
-- Barkley killed.
Alan Preston Air Racing Team, Dallas, TX, September 7, 1984-1987.
- Rebuilt using fuselage of IDFAF 69& wing of IDFAF 28.
- Built as modified racer.
-- Featured cut down fuselage and leading-edge radiators.
- Flew as racer #84/Stiletto.
Sherman Aircraft Sales, West Palm Beach, FL, 1987-1989.
Liberty Aero Corp/Museum Of Flying, Santa Monica, CA, November 1989-1997.
- Restored to stock TF-51D configuration, Van Nuys, CA, 1995-1997.
- First flight, Van Nuys, February 26, 1997.
- Flew as 511471/DJ-I/Rajun Cajun.
David Jeansonnie, Lafayette, LA, 1997.
- Registered as N270MS, May 1997.
- Delivered from Van Nuys to Lafayette, LA, October 29, 1997.
Bob Jepson/Lady Alice Corp, Savannah, GA, August 5, 1998-2002.
- Registered as N51VW.
- Registered as N51UR, July 1999.
- Flown as 51147/PI-J/Diamondback.

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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