Aircraft Photo of VH-MIK | Curtiss P-40N Warhawk | UK - Air Force | #46979
Registration / Serial:VH-MIK
Other Marks:BU-B
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss 81/87 Warhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss 81/87 Warhawk (P-40 Tomahawk/Kittyhawk)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
C/n (msn):28759
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Punkins
City / Airport:BundabergMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBUD   IATA: BDB   Local: YBUD   Other: -
Event:Wide Bay International Airshow 2009
Photo Date:4 July 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 46979
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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