Mustang P-51D 44-63864

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The P-51 Mustang soared into the pages of history as one of the most influential and successful warplanes ever built. Developed during the early 1940s by North American Aviation, the P-51 became synonymous with American air power during World War II. 44-63864, christened Twilight Tear by its pilot, survived the European wartime theater and became a living legend. MotoArt and Fagen Fighters have come together to introduce P-51D Mustang PlaneTags made from the authentic skin of the restored Twilight Tear.

Get the full story on our blog: Twilight Tear: Unraveling the Legacy of the P-51D Mustang



OUR PLANE'S STORY

44-63864 was built as a P-51D-20NA and accepted by the USAAF in December 1944. ‘463864 served with the 8th Air Force, 78th Fighter Group, 83 Fighter Squadron at RAF Duxford in England throughout the remainder of the War. Pilot First Lt. Hubert “Bill” Davis named this Mustang after his favorite racehorse, Twilight Tear, and flew it in most of his 35 combat missions, shooting down three enemy planes and incapacitating another. Following its wartime service, ‘463864 also served with two other air forces and under private ownership before landing in the Fagen Fighters hangar in 2005. Twilight Tear has since been restored to flying condition, with the genuine skin becoming PlaneTags.
 
Built during the turbulent times of World War II, this remarkable aircraft showcased the ingenuity, engineering prowess, and determination of its creators and pilots alike. The P-51 Mustang's design allowed it to excel in multiple roles. Its most significant contribution came as a long-range fighter and bomber escort during World War II. With its impressive range, the P-51 could accompany bombers such as the B-17 Flying Fortress on their missions deep into enemy territory, ensuring their safety from German fighters and increasing the effectiveness of the bombing campaigns.


Decades after its debut, the P-51 Mustang remains an icon, capturing the imagination of aviation enthusiasts and reminding us of the bravery and sacrifice of those who took to the skies to defend freedom. Add Twilight Tear P-51D Mustang PlaneTags to your collection today. 

Mustang P-51D -# 44-63864

                

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer:NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, INC.
  • Serial #: 44-63864
  • Crew: 1
  • Wing Span: 37 ft 0 in
  • Length: 32 ft 3 in
  • Height: 13 ft 8 in
  • Armament: 6x .50-CALIBER AN/M2 BROWNING MACHINE GUNS AND 10x 5-INCH T64 HVAR ROCKETS OR 2,000 LB OF BOMBS

Performance:

  • Combat Range: 1,650 MI W/EXTERNAL TANKS 
  • Cruise Speed: 230 kts
  • Ceiling: 41,900 ft
  • Empty weight: 7,635 lb
  • Max Takeoff: 12,100 lb
  • Rate of Climb: 3,200 ft/min
  • Engine: 1x PACKARD V-1650-7 MERLIN 12 CYLINDER LIQUID COOLED ENGINE w/4x HAMILTON STANDARD CONSTANT-SPEED PROPELLERS

DISCLAIMER

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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 particular PlaneTags.

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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    LW
    02/21/2024
    Logan W.
    United States United States

    Great Release!

    Once again, another spectacular fighter release, it goes perfect with all of the other World War 2 era tags that exist and looks great displayed next to the P51K tags! The silver one is absolutely stunning and the most underrated of the bunch.

    RW
    02/19/2024
    Robert W.
    Germany Germany

    awesome reminder of two phantastic Mustang flights

    A great piece of personal experience with aviation history - each day when I fetch my keys this awesome tag brings back to me the thrill and joy of the flights I did in two different P-51Ds, the Scandinavian Historic Flight's 'Old Crow' and 'Louisiana Kid', leaving a big smile on my face :-)

    MZ
    02/13/2024
    Marcus Z.
    Australia Australia

    Mighty Mustang

    Not only is this planetag a might Mustang, but for it to have flown during WWII is just something special. This planetag is one of my personal favourites as I have always loved the Mustang as it is an absolute beast of an aircraft.

    J
    02/12/2024
    Jonathan
    United States United States

    Best fighter of WWII

    Thank you for the chance to own a piece of history!

    M
    02/10/2024
    Mikel
    United States United States

    The best parts of my collection

    By my count, I've purchased 24 PlaneTags: 5 Commercial, 1 General, and 18 Vintage. The Vintage tags are part of my "multi-media" airplane collection. For the P-51D I have artist Gaëtan Marie's print "P-51 'Mustang'" which which shows pilot C. E. "Bud" Anderson's P-51D "Old Crow", Anderson's autobiography "To Fly and Fight", Anderson's signature on the book, a Hobby Master diecast model of Anderson's P-51D "Old Crow", and best of all, a P-51D PlaneTag. The PlaneTag is great!

    D
    02/08/2024
    Drew
    United States United States

    Great Christmas Gift

    My father bought me one of these as a Christmas gift for 2023. By far the best gift I got (hopefully my family does not see this review). I've got these piece of history in a display case on my wall and look at it almost everyday and I am glad my father gave it to me because it reminds me of him whenever I look at it.

    A PlaneTags Customer
    MG
    02/08/2024
    Mike G.
    United States United States

    First custom engraved tag

    This was my very first custom engraved PlaneTag, but not with my info. I wanted to pay homage to pilot Hubert Davis and his three confirmed victories. Amazing history and patina on these tags. Grateful to steward these.

    DE
    02/07/2024
    Doyle E.
    United States United States

    A wonderful piece of history

    This is a great piece of history. The fact that this airframe not only saw action but has victories to its name really sets it apart- not many tags from any manufacturer can make that claim! These have a wonderful sense of character to them, too.

    MK
    02/06/2024
    Mason K.
    Australia Australia

    THE greatest aircraft

    I bought this as soon as it came out. My favourite plane is the p51 and this was a must-buy. As soon as it arrived, I was so. happy because it looked amazing. The fine details and feel of the skin made me feel special about my purchase. The packaging was amazing and the engraving was just awesome. never felt better about buying something.

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