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Curtiss P-40C Warhawk/Tomahawk IIb

By Htam

2013 DSC_8317_D300_fused (1)@ Chino Airport, Chino, CA

May 2013

This rare polished P-40C was recovered in Russia and restored to flying condition by Steve Hinton of Fighter Rebuilders.  It was sent as Lend-Lease to Britain, where it was apparently used for training before being sent along to Russia, which evidently used it in combat.  This P-40C was one of a pair that lay in the snow for 50 years. When helicopters tried to lift them out, they exploded a bomb beneath one of the planes, destroying it, the helicopter, and the helo crew.   Nikon D300 w/18-200, processed with Photomatix Pro and Aperture.


Curtiss P-40C Warhawk/Tomahawk IIb

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