Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk in the UK

Data current to 6 Feb 2020.

 (John5199 Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Curtiss P-40B Warhawk (Serial No. 284), Reg. No. G-CDWH, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Curtiss P-40C Warhawk (Serial No. 41-13357), c/n 16161, Reg. No. G-CIIO, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  After a period of US Army Air Force service, this aircraft was sent to the Soviet Union in 1941.  Little is known of its history there until the 1990s, when it was one of two Warhawks recovered from the former Soviet Union by The Fighter Collection.  It was restored in the United States, taking its first post-restoration flight in 2011.  Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (John5199 Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Curtiss P-40F Warhawk (Serial No. 41-19841), Reg. No. G-CGZP, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  Operated by the 347th Fighter Group in the Solomon Islands in 1942, it was recovered from a dump on the island of Espiritu Santo in the 1970s.  Restored to airworthy condition, it has been flying since 2011.  As the aircraft's exact wartime history is unknown, it is painted to represent "Lee's Hope", a Warhawk based in Italy in 1944.  Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Curtiss P-40M Warhawk (Serial No. 43-5802), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 840), Reg. No. G-KITT, painted as P-40N (Serial No. 44-2104590) named "Lulu Belle", which was flown by 2nd Lieutenant Philip R. Adair as part of the 89th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group, 10th Air Force, based in the China-Burma-India Theater.  Peter Teichman, North Weald, Essex.  Airworthy.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-7983), Reg. No. N9950, in storage, David Arnold, Flying A Services, North Weald.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-106101), ex RAAF (Serial No. A29-556), RAF Museum, London.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-104949), "Kathleen II", being restored to airworthiness by Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc. Trustee in Bungay, Suffolk.  This aircraft was flown by the comedian Dan Rowan during the Second World War.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk Mk. IV (Serial No. FX760), Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk (Serial No. ET574), found in the desert fairly intact, currently in Egyptian, will likely be brought to the RAF Museum in London.