I'll give you a hint: the Nnumber ends in "V". Sorry, not much help. But notice a TF with a short tail...
I gotta' admit I don't know what airplane this is...and the hint about the N number ending in V hasn't helped. As a guess, I would have said Bormon's N50FS...but doesn't work with the N number V. So, my real guess is that it is one of the TF conversions done by Elmer Ward/Square One at Chino (but I don't know which one). Bormans TF was built up from A68-187 and supposedly incorporated parts of 44-74839 which was registered N909V...see, there's an N number ending in V! I'll keep thinking on this...
Nice try Roger, but it is not N909V. I'll give you and everyone else another hint (this hint should solve it). This is the first photo of this P-51 that I have seen and to my knowledge it exists today.
OK, I can see this one is tough. It is a low tail TF. It does exist today, but it is not seen on the net at all. I have found zero pics of it. However, it is the centerfold of the most expensive P-51 Mustang book that I have ever seen.Dick recently mailed me this book to check out. There are dozens of excellent color photos of this P-51 and of another then called "Checkmate". The book was published in 1997.Good Luck.
O.K., this has gone on long enough! ;-) This would be TF-51D N7098V, s/n 44-7387, rebuilt by Pioneer Aero Service Inc. for the late Doug Arnold's Warbirds of Great Britain collection. It is now in storage in Florida. I'd love to get a copy of the expensive P-51 book that Ethell made, I just saw Mike Vadeboncouer's copy a few weeks ago..... WOW!!!! Anyone know where I could get a copy? Jim
Thanks Jim and Roger. Thank you Dick for the photo and the look at the book.