Built as a B-25J-35NC at the NAA Fairfax-plant in Kansas City and delivered to the USAAF in August 1945. In 1947 the aircraft was modified for testing electronics and radar systems for the Air Defense Command.
Only seconds after applying power to the Merlin 70, former BBMF (as well as Red Arrows and 322 Squadron, RNethAF F-16) pilot Antony 'Parky' Parkinson, MBE, raises the tail of TD314 on Duxford's grass runway.
In the eighties, former USN pilot J.K. "Buck" Ridley competed at the US National Championship Air Races in the Unlimited Class with this ex-Honduras Air Force Corsair (FAH-614). His codeletters 'BR' were reversed to 'RB' when Red Bull took ownership.
Richard Grace checking the Packard-Merlin V1650-7 (similar to the Merlin 66/266) under the black and white chequers, the colours of the 78th FG, based here at Duxford during WWII. 'Contrary Mary' was the personal aircraft of Col. Roy B. Caviness.