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P-51K Mustang Serial# 44-12852

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Our P-51K “Natural” color is any piece of the aircraft skin that is the natural metal finish with a light even finish. Whereas the “Rustic” color would be a piece of metal that has an uneven and darker appearance, often caused by aging over the years. The “Rivets” are a mixed bag of finishes that will be supplied in random order. Thank you for your interest in PlaneTags.

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Ultimate Fighter Aircraft

Produced by North American Aviation beginning in 1940, the P-51 Mustang is a long-range, single-engine fighter, which proved invaluable to the Allied Powers during World War II, the Korean War, and other conflicts. Boasting a powerful engine with mighty cannons, its superb handling, performance, firepower, and long-range capabilities proved to be invaluable in changing the course of the Wars.

Like many WWII era warbirds, the story of 44-12852 did not end in 1945. After flying - and crashing - in the 1946 Cleveland National Air Races, she was taken apart, crudely reassembled as a trainer, changed identities, sold and resold many times over. Today, this mighty Mustang, now known as "Frenesi", soars through the skies, performing in air shows all over the world.

In the 1950s, she entered active military service again, flying with the Dominican Republic Air Force under Coronel Rafael Diaz Bonilla - known as "El Diablo Rojo" (The Red Devil).  Known then as FAD 1900, she was part of the last squadron of combat ready Mustangs in the world.

OUR PLANE'S STORY

The authentic P-51 fuselage skins were removed during the restoration of 44-12852 and were used as patterns for the new skins to keep the aircraft flying over the years. We received these from Aero Trader in Chino, California, giving us the opportunity to add this historical authentic aircraft skin to our encyclopedia of aviation history.  Read more about it on our PlaneTags blog.

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P-51K Mustang | Serial# 44-12852

 

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer: North American Aviation
  • Serial #: 44-12852
  • Seating: 1 Seat
  • Wing Span: 37.04 FT
  • Length: 32.25 FT
  • Height: 13.67 FT
  • Max takeoff:12,100 LB
  • Range: 1155 MILES
  • Altitude Capability: 294 KTS at 20 K
  • Ceiling: 41,900 FT
  • Max Speed: 437 MPH
  • Engine: Packard Rolls Royce Merlin V-1650-7

DISCLAIMER


Perfect Aviation Gift

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    WT
    06/05/2021
    William T.
    United States United States
    Wonderful tag

    The P-51 is a jawdropper at airshows and it's nice to finally own a tag of one.

    RO
    06/03/2021
    Rosemary O.
    United States United States
    Love my planetags

    Great company…wonderful product..always looking forward to new release.

    JR
    06/03/2021
    Jiayu R.
    Japan Japan
    Awesome

    Great tag and excellent service. Thank you!

    TW
    05/05/2021
    Theodore W.
    United States United States
    Mustang

    Wanted to add a P-51 to my collection. A great Plane Tag. Please add more WWII fighters if possible - F4U, F6F Wildcat, etc.

    LR
    05/02/2021
    Luciano R.
    Germany Germany
    Nice Tag

    Perfect experience

    MD
    05/01/2021
    Martin D.
    Australia Australia
    Awesome

    Once again best service and product never had an issue

    YG
    05/01/2021
    YING G.
    Singapore Singapore
    P-51K

    Holding a legend in my hands.

    MJ
    05/01/2021
    Michael J.
    United States United States
    Awesome.

    This is so damn cool.

    DH
    05/01/2021
    Davi H.
    United States United States
    Iconic plane and tag!

    This one of my most cherished tags, I'm honored that I was able to secure a rivet version. I love all of them and display them proudly.

    BY
    05/01/2021
    Ben Y.
    Canada Canada
    Awesome piece of history!

    Use to be with my car keys until my b-17 tag came in. Now it sits as a nice little display piece! Huge thank you to the motoart team for preserving this for us!

    ES
    05/01/2021
    Erik S.
    United States United States
    Rivet P-51K

    What a great piece of history to have in my collection.

    AD
    05/01/2021
    Alex D.
    United States United States
    Amazing

    Such a beautiful tag with unique design and a great staff

    TL
    05/01/2021
    Tau L.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Wow!

    Service is excellent and love the tag!

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