After 8 years of ownership (first flown in New Zealand in 2005) by a small syndicate of pilots it is sadly now time to offer our Thunder Mustang aircraft for sale.
Assembled and fastidiously maintained for the owners by the team at Avspecs (these are the people who built the immaculate de Havilland Mosquito - KA114 and winners of many Oshkosh EAA awards for their restoration work).
This Thunder Mustang has 420 hours TTIS and has set a number of FIA approved speed records.
It has recently received a full engine rebuild and annual inspection during which the (Mk2) Falconer V-12 engine block was installed (which has thicker cylinder jacket walls amongst other improvements), valve train strengthened and many other improvements incorporated e.g. an aluminium-billet accessory case housing (please contact us for more details).
Nothing left to do and ready to fly! The Thunder Mustang is the ultimate performance machine that is easy to live with and easily operated by a PPL pilot with tail-wheel experience.
Delivery and type training can be arranged by negotiation and the sale includes an all metal custom-built transport frame that fits into a standard 40’ container for delivery anywhere in the world.
For specifications and general information on the TM visit www.thundermustang.com
“Tigers Blood” comes complete with the following:
2x Becker AR4201 radios and matching Becker ATC4401 Transponder
■ Electronics International MVP-50P engine analyser and systems monitor (a huge improvement on the Vision VM1000 frequently installed)
■ Bendix King Skymap IIIc moving map GPS (with data link to the MVP-50P) plus a Garmin 295c GPS installed for the rear-seat passenger
■ Standard instruments include: ASI, altimeter, VSI, Turn & Bank, Artificial Horizon, Compass, G-meter
■ HOTAS operation - 3 axis trim, MVP-50P remote operation, radio transmit, flaps and coolant door controls are all located on the stick
■ Wing, fuselage and canopy covers
■ 2x seat-pack emergency parachutes (red)
■ Hydraulic mule (used for gear retract testing on the ground)
■ Jacking bar(s) for the wings
■ Numerous spare parts
■ All-metal custom built shipping frame (fits into a standard 40' container)
Some interesting links for Tiger's Blood
■ The picture used on Wikipedia is of Tiger's Blood
■ Assembly by Avspecs (2005)
■ ZK-TMG first NZ air show (2005) with commentary
■ Royal New Zealand Air Force 75th anniversary (2012)
Contact American Air Racing for more