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45-11453 N59038 "Samurai Mustang"
(Mickey Rupp -sale),
P-51 Survivor 45-11453 N59038
Status: Crashed/Dest. - 1996
NAA Type: P-51D-30NT
Serial #: 45-11453
Adopted:
44-74832
Registry: N59038
.. past:   N5479V
  C-GXUP
  N6310T
  N551MR
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History: 45-11453 N59038 "Samurai Mustang"

1963: N5479V
1966: Bolivia FAB 511
1977: C-GXUP, Arny Carnegie, Edmonton Alberta
1978: N59038, George Roberts
1978: N6310T, George Roberts
1982: Whittington Brothers, Fort Lauderdale FL - rebuilt Fort Collins CO
1985: May - first flight
1985: N551MR, Mickey Rupp - adopted 44-74832 "Old Crow"
1993: racing mods, debut at Reno Air Races as "Samurai"
1996: Feb 12, landing accident and fire, Stuart FL - heavy damage
1997: Racing parts sold to Vlado Lenoch: scoop, wing tips, short ailerons, thick dorsal, canopy
2001: Lenoch sold coolant door and thicker dorsal to Stu Eberhardt (Merlins Magic), scoop, wing tips, short ailerons to Brent Hisey (Miss America).
11 Images of   45-11453   N59038   "Samurai Mustang" on file
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  Dick Phillips   Warbird Images  
  John L. Dienst    
  Mark Kallio    
  Scott Germain   Warbird Aero Press  
  Anthony Taylor   WarbirdFotos  
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