The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 329
44-74694     N6851D     Closed
Solved by: Dick Phillips, Martin Kyburz
P-51 Who 329
Case#: 329
Date: Feb 13 2005
Photo: unknown photo
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-74694
Registry: N6851D
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
02/14/2005 23:55
I'd say this is N6303T aka 44-63481 with all the Cavalier modifications - tall tail, vernt box in cockpit, etc. Martin
Dick Phillips
02/26/2005 19:43
Sorry Martin, you are usually right on these, but you are 548 short on this one. Dick
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
03/02/2005 00:46
okay, it's not N6303T - I am out of the game now for this one - thanks to Dick Phillips, with whom I corresponded offline about this case, I was able to add a big piece of knowledge about this particular aircraft...namely (=> hint !) that besides a red/white and a yellow paint job, also the one above was once applied. Martin
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
04/05/2005 03:01
okay - after over a month of no more responses, I think it's time to solve it 44-74694; ex 167th FS WV ANG "The Phantom"; to N7720C; N16S; N6851D (converted to Cavalier); I-BILL May 1969; crashed 3rd July 1977 Mainz-Finthen Martin
Jonathan Rute
09/17/2013 14:06
I was a long time friend of the first owner of 44-74694 Ed Menke. He told me the story of buying the airplane stripping all the military armor plating out and flying it back to Chicago, IL. He told me that the military wouldn't let him fly it off the base so he had to tow it to what is now the Rio Linda Airport to take off. He told me that he had to sell the airplane after he couldn't afford to repair the prop; which was damaged when a friend of his hit a snow bank after landing.
Case Closed!
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