The Mustang aircraft was built as P-51D-20-NA with the USAF serial number 44- 63473 in Inglewood in 1944 for the USAF. The aircraft was stationed on the Kirtland AFB in New Mexico in July of 1947. After several damages and substantial repair works the aircraft was primarily used along the West Coast of the States – Long Beach, Oxnard and the Norton AFB (the current airport of San Bernardino) as of 1950. The last flight for the USAF which was kept historical records about obviously took off in September of 1957.

Technical Information (Usedom Aircraftsales - Hangar10)

  • First flight: 1940
  • Manufacturer: North American Aviation
  • Role P-51D: Fighter aircraft
  • Role P-51D/TF: Trainer
  • Engine: Rolls Royce (Packard od.:) Merlin V-1650-7, 12-Zylinder-V-Motor
  • Power: 1.720 PS
  • Armament: 6 x 12,7 mm MG (Kaliber 0.50), optional: 2 x 227 kg Bomben od. 8 Raketen; (Schulflugzeug: --)
  • Total length: 9,83 m
  • Wingspan: 11,28 m
  • Total height:4,17 m
  • Empty weight: 3.990 kg
  • Max. Abfluggewicht P-51D: 4.800 kg
  • Max. speed: 703 km/h
  • Service ceiling: 12.770 m
  • Max. range:1.530 km
  • Crew:1+1
  • Hours SMOH: 47:30 (h:min)
  • Hours on Engine: 47:30 (h:min)
  • Hours on Prop:47:30 (h:min)

History / Previous Identities (Mustangs Mustangs): 

  • 1957: Sep 17, N5473V, sold surplus, Joe K Hammer, Sacramento CA 
  • 1957: Oct 30, N5473V, Hammer Crop Dusters Inc, Sacramento CA 
  • 1958: Mar 26, N5473V, Bret Ward, Chino CA, (BOS submitted to FAA 2004)
  • 2004: Nov 17, N5437V, Robert Davis 
  • 2005: Apr 05, N551TF, Robert Davis 
  • 2010: Oct 28, N551TF, reg cancellation due to export 
  • 2010: Dec - restoration as TF-51 at Meier Motors Germany 
  • Project started with fuselage shell, fuselage parts, wings, tailcone, vertical, horizontal, gear, engine cradle, fairings 
  • 2011: Dec 23 - completion at hand - blue noser "Little - ite" 
  • 2012: D-FUNN, Air Fighter Academy GmbH, Heringsdorf Germany 
  • 2012: Feb - awaiting first flight 
  • 2012: Mar 16 - First flight by Achim Meier at Bremgarten EDTG. Congratulations! 

Contact with the seller for more information!. Cost: 3,300,000.00 € - 3,662,670.00 $ - 2,561,130.00 £ (daily exchange rate)

Amazing images of the restoration process in 2011 by Meier Motors GmbH!

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