The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 255
44-73027     N9146R     Closed
Solved by: Dick Phillips
P-51 Who 255
Case#: 255
Date: Apr 01 2003
By: Martin Kyburz
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-73027
Registry: N9146R
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Martin (Swiss Mustangs)
04/30/2003 02:37
HINT: ex-RCAF ship; perished in Europe a few years back. Martin / Swiss Mustangs
Dick Phillips
05/09/2003 11:08
Thanks Curtis, I needed the hint. I've been looking at this one for weeks. When you stop to realize that every mustang that gets a new paint scheme, looks like this one at some point, it makes for a lot of possibilities. I'll put in my 2 cents worth and say that it is 44-73027, RCAF 9250, to N9146R, to N5747, to N51MP, to F-AZJM, to HB-RCW. The photo was most likely taken at Van Nuys in 1973 when it was being repainted from the 9146R to N5747 scheme. The tiny number on the vertical fin is N9146R, according to the slides I have of this bird.
Martin (Swiss Mustangs)
05/27/2003 01:53
Excellent and entirely correct as usual, Dick ! Regards Martin / Swiss Mustangs
Case Closed!
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