Aircraft Photo of VH-MIK | Curtiss P-40N Warhawk | UK - Air Force | #35608
Registration / SerialVH-MIK
Military CodeBU-B
Aircraft Original TypeCurtiss 81/87 Warhawk
Aircraft Generic TypeCurtiss 81/87 Warhawk (P-40 Tomahawk/Kittyhawk)
Aircraft VersionCurtiss P-40N Warhawk
C/n (msn)28759
Operator PaintedUK - Air Force
Aircraft NamePunkins
City / AirportBundabergMap
Region / CountryQueensland, Australia
Airport CodesICAO: YBUD   IATA: BDB   Local: YBUD   Other: -
EventWide Bay International Airshow 2009
Photo Date5 July 2009
Photo byPhil Vabre
Photo ID: 35608
Photo Comment

Mike Spaulding's brand new Warhawk/Kittyhawk was a star attraction at the Wide Bay International Airshow. Built for the USAAF as 42-104977, this aircraft served with the 49FG, named 'Punkins'. On 13 September 1943 it was shot down by a Zero at Tsili Tsili, near Finschafen, New Guinea. The wreck was recovered in 2004 and rebuilt at Wangaratta and Mareeba.

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