Curtiss P-40N/42 Warhawk (s/n 42-105915) VH-KTI "Little Jeanne" touches down. Photo appears in issue #10 of Aero Australia Magazine on sale now.
This aircraft is not a Kittyhawk and is often confused with the P-40E Kittyhawk. (However,in RAF/Commonwealth service, this type was referred to as a "Kittyhawk MK IV)
Serial #: 42-105915
Construction #: 29677
Intended for delivery to Chinese AF.
Impressed into service with USAAC.
Recovered from Tadji, West Sepik, PNG, 1974 where it had been abandoned.
Malcom Long Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, 1974-1988.
- Displayed RAAF Museum, RAAF Point Cook, Victoria, 1977.
- Displayed Chewing Gum Field Museum, Tallebudgera, Queensland, 1980-1985.
- Displayed Drage Air World, Wangaratta, Victoria, 1985-1991.
Jack McDonald & John Rayner, Melbourne, Victoria, 1991-1992.
- Restoration to airworthy.
Information courtesy http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p40registry/p40-42105915.html and also
Curtiss P40N42 Warhawk sn 42105915 VHKTI Little JeanneTyabbKittyhawk