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P-51 MUSTANG/44-13105
P-51 Mustang 44-13105
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Serial #: 44-13105
Construction #: 111-36388
Civil Registration:
  N71FT
Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name: Strega
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2006
History:
Delivered to RAAF as A68-679
- BOC: July 1945.
- SOC: December 1948.
Pearce Dunn/Warbirds Aviation Museum, Mildura, Victoria, 1966-1981.
- Recovered from farm, Benalia, VIC 1966.
- Static restoration, displayed as "A68-679".
Dennis Schoenfelder/David Zeushel/B&D Enterprises, Van Nuys, CA, 1981-1983.
- Shipped to USA, rebuilt as modified racer.
- Flew as race #7"Strega".
- Some components reported used in P-51D static restoration, Barksdale AFB, LA.
Bill Destefani, Shafter, CA & Sisters, OR, December 1983-2006.
- Registered as N71FT.
- Damaged while landing, Reno, NV, September 1997.
- Rebuilt.
- Flew as race #7"Strega".

Comments: "Strega" is modified as a racer, employing several special modifications. Some of these modifications included a custom-built radiator airscoop, modified canopy, Hoerner wingtips, and a race tuned Merlin engine.
Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner, 2002
Simon Foley
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