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44-72446 N12700
Don Knapp, Ft.Lauderdale FL
P-51 Survivor 44-72446 N12700
Status: Crashed/Dest. 1990
NAA Type: P-51D-20NA
Serial #: 44-72446
Registry: N12700
.. past:   N6164U
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History: 44-72446 N12700

1945: Swedish AF as Fv26139
1955: export, Nicaragua as GN 76
1963: N6164U, MACO Sales / Will Martin (Maco/FAA docs show N6164U as 44-78246 NOT a P-51 SN)
stored in Mexico after impound
1965: Aug 17, N6164U, Letter to FAA from MACO Corp, listed as scrapped, w/ serial# 44-78246
1972: released from Mexican impound, trucked to US
1963: Jul 25, N12700, 44-26139 (not a P-51 SN), import, from Nicaragua, Maco Corp, Palos Park IL
197?: parts, delivered from Mexico
1973: Oct 18, N12700, sale, Will Martin, Palos Park IL, restoration Midway Airport Chicago
1975: Feb 20, N12700, first-flight, "El Gato Rapido"
1981: Apr 04, N12700, sale, Don Knapp / DK Precision Inc, Ft. Lauderdale FL
1981: Sep 25, N12700, reg, Don Knapp / DK Precision Inc, Ft. Lauderdale FL
1990: Jun 23, crashed, Dyess AFB TX, stalled base/final - Knapp killed
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