Aircraft Photo of AK255 | Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk | China - Air Force | #42931
Registration / Serial:AK255
Other Marks:7
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss 81/87 Warhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss 81/87 Warhawk (P-40 Tomahawk/Kittyhawk)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk
C/n (msn):14737
Operator / Titles:China - Air Force
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman FieldMap
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNPA   IATA: NPA   Local: NPA   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:2 June 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 42931
Photo Comment

This P-40 is displayed at the NNAM in the colours of former Navy pilot Robert Neale who flew with Clair Chennault's 1st American Volunteer Group 'Flying Tigers' and ended up as their leading ace. This particular plane is a restored composite of many different P-40s but principally (ex-RAF serial) AK255, which was recovered from its crash site near Murmansk after delivery to the Soviet AF during WWII.

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