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FSX P-51D "Red Dog" (N514RP). This is a repaint for the Warbirdsim P-51D "Mustang Tales" and "Restored Part 2" payware addons. This repaint depicts the restored P-51D-30-NA 44-74469, registered as N514RP, owned by Lawrence Classics, based at Bentonville, AR. Although having the identity of a Mustang built in 1945, the airframe that exists today really started as a parts-build in the 1990's, culminating in a first flight in 2000. In 2002, however, the aircraft was acquired by Classic American Aircraft and sent to Midwest Aero Restorations for ground-up restoration. One of the requirements of the restoration was for a completely smooth wing, with the majority of the panel lines and rivets filled with putty and block sanded to a perfect finish. Completed in 2006, the aircraft won Reserve WWII Grand Champion at Oshkosh. The aircraft is finished in the markings of Maj. Louis Norley's P-51D "Red Dog", assigned to the 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF. This is part 3 of an 8 part series of Midwest Aero Mustangs. By John Terrell.