The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 419
45-11553     N713DW     Closed
Solved by: Bill Lamb
P-51 Who 419
Case#: 419
Date: Dec 15 2013
By: Don Vance
Photo: 1970
Status: Closed
Serial: 45-11553
Registry: N713DW
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
John Kerr
12/19/2013 07:04
Just a WAG, N117E, 44-73832
John Dienst
12/23/2013 07:11

It is my educated guess that the Mustang in question is the P-51D 44-84390 N2869D. I believe the key to its identity rests in the aircraft's prop from a Douglas Skyraider.

Curtis Fowles
01/11/2014 14:23
Not very often (if ever) can I say to both John Kerr and John Dienst, "No Joy". Small hint: This P-51 is a current survivor.
Bill Lamb
01/30/2014 18:37
How about 44-84952 when owned by Joe Hartney.No gun ports,no cuffed prop,and he had to paint it white first before he put the stripes on.
John Kerr
01/31/2014 08:08
Bill, I think you nailed it. That would make in N210D
Curtis Fowles
03/02/2014 10:28
Incorrect. I was not expecting this one to last so long. This P-51 was sold surplus at McClellan AFB 1957 for less than $900 and has been through several private owners since.
Bill Lamb
03/04/2014 20:26
Okay,so I wasted a whole snow day on the last guess.How about
45-11553? An early 70's picture also shows polished exhaust shrouds,blocked off cowl vents,and a forward facing antenna on the top of the vertical fin,and was $879.79 at the McClellan auction.
Curtis Fowles
03/05/2014 12:58
Correct Bill! N713DW 45-11553
John Knight
04/11/2014 12:09
Of course I know this Mustang. I rode in it back around 1970 when it was N22DC. It was based at Torrance, CA. If only I had checked this site earlier I could have been the hero who solved it.
Bill Eaton
12/07/2017 20:05
Just a note that Dick Weaver's Mustang, N713DW, had a Bearcat propeller when he raced it at Reno in 1966-67.
Case Closed!
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