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A68-005 G-ARKD
Classic Flying Machine Collection LTD,
P-51 Survivor A68-005 G-ARKD
Status: Storage for Restoration
NAA Type:
Serial #: A68-005
Registry: G-ARKD
.. past:   VH-BVM
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History: A68-005 G-ARKD

1945: July 6, BOC, RAAF A68-005
1951: Oct 23, stored, Tocumwal NSW
1953: Jan 30, disposal, James L.D. Whiteman, Sydney NSW
1953: July, VH-BVM, reg, James L.D. Whiteman, Sydney NSW
1954: May 31, VH-BVM, sale, Arnold Glass, Sidney NSW
1960: Aug 25, VH-BVM, sale, Ron Flockhart, Edinburgh UK
1961: Feb 24, G-ARKD, reg, Ron Flockhart, Edinburgh UK
1961: Australia to UK Speed Record attempt
departed Syndey Australia Feb 28, 1961, stopped in Athens Greece for bad weather, record attempt ended
1961: Sep 07, taxiing fire in Athens, aircraft abandoned, open storage
1961: Nov 21, withdrawn from UK registry as destroyed
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2012: Jun 06, G-ARKD, reg, Classic Flying Machine Collection LTD, Foulsham Dereham, remains/parts storage for restoration
1 Images of   A68-005   G-ARKD   on file
Images of   A68-005
P-51
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  Len Brighton   via Peter Brighton  
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