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44-73518 N5483V "Precious Metal"
44-73518     N5483V
Don Whittington
Fort Lauderdale FL
P-51 Survivor 44-73518 N5483V
Restoration
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P-51D-25NA

44-73518

N5483V

History / Previous Identities:


1963: N5483V (#1), Edward Fisher Jr., Kansas City KS
1975: Gary Levitz, Scottsdale AZ - rebuilt as racer "Precious Metal"
1976: Don Whittington, Fort Lauderdale FL - "Miss Florida III"
1977: Don WHittington - "Precious Metal" #9
1984: P-51D N5483V put into storage -
Tail section used on a newly built Griffon powered racer N6WJ.
Goto Page of N6WJ
1987: N6WJ Griffon engine racer built - showed at Reno '88
crashed at Reno - not N5483V

1989: N5483V taken out of storage after N6WJ crashed at Reno - stock tail installed on N5483V
1990: N5483V ditched at sea in TX, salvaged for rebuild
(ditched because of bad WX at destination and low fuel)

11 Images of   44-73518   N5483V   "Precious Metal" on file
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  Image Credits:

  Emil Strasser   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Gerald Liang   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Mike Shelton    

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