Ex-TFC P-40C (now with Paul Allen)

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The ex-TFC P-40C (recovered from Russia, stored at Duxford and later rebuilt at Chino before being sold to Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection in Seattle) made its public debut in its new, highly authentic, AVG scheme at Paine Field last month. The markings represent those of Seattle native Robert H Neale, highest-scoring ace of the AVG. The P-40C was flown by Bud Granley, and flew alongside FHC's newly-flown Zero (which was also stored for a while at Duxford in the 90s) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/IMG_9763.jpg
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beautiful!

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A P-40 with a shark mouth. That's original :diablo:
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Yep. Really authentic...:rolleyes:

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Wouldn't it be great to see this P40, with the Pearl Harbour Warhawk and an authentic Zero! Now, that's what I would call a Flying Legends 2013!
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I think those early P-40s look great!
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Is it a paint blemish? or a "mark on the negative" (yes I know its likely a digital image smiles) or is that a bloody big gouge in the paint or worse surely not a wrinkle in the skin just aft of the rear quarter window? And despite that - it looks fantastic, the early hawks stand apart from the rest of the breed. regards Mark Pilkington

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I think you will find on the C there is a panel that is showing a slight shadow, later ones did not have it, Well spotted

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Anyone know how many 'C's exist airworthy or otherwise?

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Is it a paint blemish? or a "mark on the negative" (yes I know its likely a digital image smiles) or is that a bloody big gouge in the paint or worse surely not a wrinkle in the skin just aft of the rear quarter window? And despite that - it looks fantastic, the early hawks stand apart from the rest of the breed. regards Mark Pilkington
The aircraft is very original, I suspect that the skin wrinkle is from either its time in Russia or subsequent recovery/transportation.
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Typical Paine Field weather!
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I thought Steve Hinton was the 'pilot of choice' for all restored warbird first flights! :diablo:

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I thought Steve Hinton was the 'pilot of choice' for all restored warbird first flights! :diablo:
He is when it comes to the aircraft belonging to FHC and I'm pretty certain he was the pilot for the first flight of this one. An event which took place a number of years ago by the way.

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Indeed he was the test pilot for this particular P-40C but it was still under the ownership of TFC. Actullay, he has flown all 3 P-40B/C currently flying in the world.

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Indeed he was the test pilot for this particular P-40C but it was still under the ownership of TFC. Actullay, he has flown all 3 P-40B/C currently flying in the world.
And I imagine there is every chance he will be at the helm of the next P-40C to take wing when it is ready in the very near future. http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/CVEICH/CHINO%20AIR%20SHOW/CAS%202012/P-40BDETAIL.jpg

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re; I wonder if somebody will recreate an XP40Q. Are any parts compatible with the P40N?