|1945 North American Mustang TF-51D
|Sale Type||For Sale|
|Price|| £2,999,500 plus GST|
|Total Time Airframe||1774|
This aircraft, G-TFSI, was built as a P-51D with construction number 124-44703 just a little too late to see combat service in World War Two. Indeed, this was one of the last Mustangs built at North American Aviation's Dallas, Texas, plant. Details of her post war service career are limited, but there is photographic evidence from September 1951 of her serving with the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron at Kimpo, South Korea, during the Korean War.
By late 1951 the 45th TRS were replacing their ageing Mustangs with RF-80 Shooting Star jets, so this aircraft was shipped back the USA to serve with the US Air National Guard until 1956. Around this time she slips off the radar until January 1999 when she re-appears in North Dakota as a restoration project. The airframe was moved to Chino, California for a full restoration where the decision was made to modify her to two-seat TF-51D configuration.
Packard Merlin V1650-7. 420h SMOH (slowly increasing)
Hamilton Standard 24D50-105 propeller
Trig TY96 8.33khz transceiver
Trig TT31 mode S transponder
Excellent condition with a full set of controls and instruments in the rear cockpit including 3-axis trim, PTT, all engine and flight instruments as displayed in the front cockpit, Flap and gear selectors and indications and instructors over-ride switches for audio and radiator doors.
Presented in superb condition in the livery scheme of "Contrary Mary" From Duxford's 78th Fighter group.
Emergency fuel system
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