1944: Nov 14 – Crashed – pilot Dean R Gilmore killed – 3m SSE Claremont FL
During a low-level navigation training mission around Lake Louise in Florida, Lt. Gilmore struck the water and crashed. Close by fisherman located Gilmore and brought him ashore. He did not survive the crash.
2001: Low water levels in Lake Louise caused the discovery of the P-51B wreckage.
2002: Wreck purchased by Jack Roush
2003: Jul 24, N551E, Jack Roush, Livonia MI
2004: Restoration at Art Teeters – Cal Pacific Airmotive in Salinas, Ca
2008: June 8 – First Post-restoration flight.
2008: July – Aircraft arrives at Oshkosh, piloted by Jack Roush, receives Reserve Grand Champion and Golden Wrench Awards.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|North American P-51 “Mustang”||37 feet .5 inches|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|32 feet 9 inches||7125 pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|12,100 pounds||1300 miles|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|Single 1695 hp Packard Merlin V-1650-7 V12 piston engine|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|Hamilton Standard, 4 blades||437 mph|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|Six 12.7 mm wing mounted machine guns||Two 1000 lb bombs or Six Rockets|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
|15018||Only P-51B flying.|
Ground up restoration by Art Teeters and crew at Cal-Pacific Airmotive, Salinas, Ca.
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