Aircraft Photo of N6WJ | World Jet P-51XR | Lake Air | #519845
Registration / Serial:N6WJ
Other Marks:38
Aircraft Original Type:North American P-51 Mustang
Aircraft Generic Type:North American P-51 Mustang
Aircraft Version:World Jet P-51XR
C/n (msn):[ 44-88 ]
Operator / Titles:Lake Air
Aircraft Name:Precious Metal
City / Airport:Columbus - Rickenbacker InternationalMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KLCK   IATA: LCK   Local: LCK   Other: -
Event:Gathering of Mustangs and Legends Airshow 2007
Photo Date:27 September 2007
Photo by:Chris England
Photo ID: 519845
Photo Comment

Ex N5483V. Based around an unidentified P-51D fuselage (obtained from Tallmantz Aviation that had previously been used as a film prop in Hollywood), it's not really correct to call this a "North American" Mustang. It was built in 1988 by World Jet Inc. at Fort Lauderdale specifically for the Reno races, and incorporated a modified Griffon engine from an Avro Shackleton, and the P-51H tail unit from the stored P-51D N5483V, also named 'Precious Metal'.

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