The Fighter Collection’s Merlin-Engined P-40F by Colin J Williams Photography

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The Fighter Collection’s Merlin-engined P-40F is one of
only two left airworthy anywhere in the world.
Manufactured at the Curtiss facility in Buffalo, New
York in the autumn of 1942 and allocated Bu No. 41-
19841. She was delivered by land to the Stockton In-
Transit Depot in California for onward shipment in
November, where she was then shipped to the Thirteenth
Air Force in the Southwest Pacific on Christmas Eve
1942. Unfortunately her service career remains a
mystery, but the only P-40Fs to see combat in the
Pacific Theatre were flown by the 44th and the 68th
Fighter Squadrons of the 347th Fighter Group in the
Solomon Islands from November 1942 to October 1943.
Our Warhawk ended her wartime career when she was
condemned by the USAAF in November 1943, when she was
dumped on the largest of Vanautu’s islands, Espiritu
Santo. She was recovered from the island in the 1970s,
and acquired by The Fighter Collection some years later
and stored in Australia until the restoration commenced
in Wangaratta, Victoria. The in-depth restoration was
completed in early 2011 and our P-40F made her first
flight for 68 years in April.2011

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curtis, p 40, aeroplane, aircraft, warbird, warhawk, tomahawk, kittyhawk, ww2, duxford, flying legends, cambridgeshire, usaf, fighter collection

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  • Cliff Williams
    Cliff Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Very nice Colin,

    Nice angle on the P-40 very sharp and I love the sky

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture of this beauty Colin.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • mike  jordan.
    mike jordan.about 2 years ago

    Cracking Shot Colin into faves…Mike

  • ThanksMike !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 2 years ago

    Excellent shot !

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Excellent image Colin. Green with envy on this one! – Ted

  • Thanks Ted, Probably My Beast Of The Day !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago


    Congratulations on your feature!
    please leave your comments on your feature page found here
    July 10, 2012

  • Themis
    Themisabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful image. Would you please add the year this air show happened, and then resubmit to this challenge? Thanks :-)

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyabout 2 years ago

    You caught it at just the right moment. Jacques-Henri Lartigue would have applauded!

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert6 months ago

    This is superb work !! – Nigel B

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