The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 270
44-84658     N851D     Closed
Solved by: Roger Baker, Martin Kyburz
P-51 Who 270
Case#: 270
Date: Jan 25 2004
By: Alejandro Ibugaren
Photo: Florida 1968
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-84658
Registry: N851D
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Roger Baker
01/26/2004 22:12
I think this is 44-84658. If so, I flew it a couple of times while it was owned by Trans-Florida. Then it went off to SE Asia somewhere; brought back by Stephen Johnson and ended up with the late John MacGuire. I think Darrell Skuritch did a rebuild on it after its return to the US. It was N851D when I was involved with it, but became N51TF.
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
02/05/2004 03:58
Yes - this is an original TF-51D (44-84658) that later saw service in Nicaragua as GN-99 (delivery 20th February 1958) but soon returned (Sept. 1959) and then adopted registration N851D, being converted to the Cavalier two-seat demonstrator. It then got a new USAF serial [72-1535] and was sent to Indonesia for their TNI-AU as F-361. It was among those many recovered Indonesian airframes and was registered N51TF. Regards
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
Case Closed!
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