s/n 44-63865 Reg: N151TF // Pending

s/n 44-63865 Reg: N151TF
Pending

1944 North American TF-51 “Mustang”

  • 1331.2 TTSN
  • 341.1 Hrs. Since restoration and conversion to full dual control specifications by Square One Aviation, Chino, CA
  • Packard V-1650-9 Merlin
  • 341 SMOH by Vintage V-12's
  • 231 STOH by Glenn Wegman/Roush Aviation
  • Hamilton Standard 24D50 w/ Paddle Blades
  • 160 SMOH
  • A.D. complied with 6/2020 (next due 6/2026)

Front Cockpit

  • Garmin GNS 430 GPS1/COM
  • Garmin GMA Audio panel
  • King Gold Crown COM2
  • King Gold Crown NAV1
  • King Gold Crown NAV2
  • King KN 63 DME
  • King Gold Crown TXP1
  • King Gold Crown TXP2
  • ADS-B
  • Marker Beacon Lights Warning Lights provided for Generator, Inverter, Oil Pressure and Fuel Pressure

Rear Cockpit

  • Garmin GNC 250XL GPS2/COM3
  • Warning lights provided for Generator
  • Inverter
  • Oil Pressure
  • Fuel Pressure
  • Completed 9/2021

Front Cockpit

  • New or Overhauled and re-faced
  • Airspeed
  • Horizon
  • Altimeter
  • Turn and Bank
  • Collins HSI operated by Garmin GNS 430 or King
  • Gold Crown NAV1
  • VSI Standby JET brand
  • G Meter
  • Compass
  • Manifold
  • Tachometer
  • Oil Temp
  • Oil Pressure
  • Fuel Pressure
  • Coolant Temp with dual sending units
  • Door position indicator for Coolant Door & Oil Door
  • Coolant Pressure
  • Carb Pressure
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Air Temp
  • Volts - Amps
  • Hydraulic Pressure
  • Oxygen Blinker
  • Oxygen Pressure
  • ELT Panel

Rear Cockpit

  • New or Overhauled and re-faced
  • Airspeed
  • Horizon
  • Altimeter
  • Turn and Bank
  • Directional Gyro slaved to front cockpit Collins HSI
  • VSI
  • G Meter
  • Compass
  • Digital Clock
  • Manifold
  • Tachometer
  • Oil Temp
  • Oil Pressure
  • Fuel Pressure
  • Coolant Temp with dual sending units
  • Door position indicator for Coolant Door and Oil Door
  • Carb Temp
  • Hydraulic Pressure
  • Oxygen Blinker
  • Oxygen Pressure
  • Painted in 9th Air Force 31st Fighter Group, 308th Fighter Squadron
  • Painted by Sky Harbor Refinishers, Ontario, Canada
  • Painted gray
  • South Carolina, USA

Restoration / TF Conversion Summary:

  • All airframe components were completely remanufactured by Square One Aviation (SQ1)
  • The engine mount, wings, tail cone, vertical fin, stabilizer and all control surfaces were completely opened or disassembled for inspection
  • All parts were inspected, overhauled or replaced, prepped, primed and finish painted before final assembly
  • The rear seat controls are complete, including primer, starter, mixture, prop, throttle, rudder, brakes, landing gear handle plus a full instrument panel including a Garmin GNC 250XL GPS-COM

Other SQ1 Work:

  • Fresh air outlets to both cockpits
  • Rear cockpit heater system
  • Inspection panels under the rear cockpit scuff plates
  • Metal trim tabs on all controls
  • Coolant and oil door position indicators
  • Coolant pressure indicator
  • Modern style fuel selector valve
  • Auxiliary fuel in the left wing - 41 US Gallons
  • Baggage locker with tie-down cleats in the right wing
  • Engine and oil tank electric pre-heaters
  • Stainless steel hydraulic tubing (instead of stock aluminum hydraulic tubing)
  • Auxiliary hydraulic pump
  • Warning lights for generator, inverter, oil pressure, fuel pressure
  • Four-light indicators for the landing gear position
  • Wing surfaces profiled and block sanded for true laminar air flow

Fuselage:

  • New longerons installed
  • New skins installed
  • Baggage Door - left side of fuselage

Engine Mount:

  • Fully disassembled, inspected and overhauled by SQ1 using new longeron beams

Wings:

  • Inspected and overhauled by SQ1, wing surfaces have been profiled and block sanded for true laminar air flow
  • Wing Stress Doors: Inspected and overhauled by SQ1, new flush hardware installed
  • Right Wing Baggage Locker: Aluminum lined baggage locker with baggage hold down cleats installed in the right wing
  • Left Wing Auxiliary fuel: New 41 gallon auxiliary fuel tank in the left wing gun/ammo bay

Tail Cone:

  • Fully disassembled, inspected and overhauled by SQ1 using new formers and skins

Control Surfaces:

  • All rebuilt

Equipment:

  • Headsets: Wired for 9 vdc power for ANR noise reduction headsets in both cockpits
  • New Instrument and breaker panels in both cockpits
  • New floor boards with polished scuff plates
  • New placards
  • New lighting in both cockpits
  • Heating and Ventilation: SQ1 Fresh Air System front and rear plus two controlled heater outlets in the rear cockpit
  • Oxygen System: New front and rear, the oxygen bottle was hydro-tested in 09/2021
  • Martin radiator
  • P-63 Wheels and Brakes

History

P-51D 44-63865 was delivered to the USAAF on December 8, 1944 and left the US for England on February 27, 1945.

44-63865 joined the 9th Air Force and received squadron codes.

It was then operated by the Royal Swedish Air Force as Fv26018, and then became GN90 with the Nicaraguan Air Force.

In 1963 it was purchased by Will Martin and was put on the US civil register as N6163U. The aircraft was purchased in 1968 by Jack Kistler who had the registration changed to N51JK.

In 1998 it was sold and put into restoration and conversion to TF-51. Restoration was completed in 2006 and the Mustang was painted in 9th Air Force, 31st Fighter Group, 308th Fighter Squadron.