P-51D Mustang ‘Ferocious Frankie’ to leave the UK

One of the UKs famous warbirds is set to leave the country. P51D Ferocious Frankie has been a familiar sight at British Airshows over the past 30 years. Built in 1945 and stationed in Suffolk during the war she returned back over the Atlantic 1946. After being sold into private ownership she flew in the 1974 Unlimited race at Reno finishing second with an average speed of 384mph in what was effectively a stock (original) aeroplane. She arrived in the UK in 1980 and was displayed at Biggin Hill by Ray Hanna. She’s appeared in various different films and TV programs most notably ‘Memphis Belle’ in 1989. She was put up for sale in the summer of 2017 by the Old Flying Machine Company and was reported as sold in January 2018.

Ferocious Frankie with her regular flying partner Spitfire MH434

One thought on “P-51D Mustang ‘Ferocious Frankie’ to leave the UK

  • January 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I wonder if the Old Flying Machine Company will replace the Mustang? Perhaps another Spitfire!

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