P-40N-5-CU 42-105192


This P-40N was delivered to the RCAF as a Kittyhawk IV and given the serial '858'. She apparently shot down a
Japanese incendiary balloon off the coast of British Columbia, but I currently have no additional information
concerning that incident, and know absolutely nothing about the rest of her wartime history.

After the war many RCAF aircraft were auctioned off, including a number of Kittyhawks. This particular ship
is one of many that went to Fred Dyson of Seattle, Washington, and she spent some time at Boeing Field prior
to passing through the hands of several owners before ending up with a weather modification outfit in 1955.
She was operated as a cloud seeder until 1958, when she was damaged in a belly landing.

After a couple of years she was acquired by Ed Maloney, founder of The Air Museum. She was restored to static
and displayed for a number of years. The museum underwent a couple changes of name and location before finally
ending up in Chino, California in 1970, with the name by which it is still known today... Planes of Fame.

The P-40 remained as a static display for a few more years before restoration to airworthy condition was begun
in 1977. Four years later, in 1981, P-40N 42-105192 again took to the air after spending almost a quarter of a
century on the ground. She has since flown for many an airshow crowd and for Hollywood cameras, and has worn a
variety of paint schemes over the years. Her current guise honors the 325th Fighter Group... the 'Checkertail Clan'.


More info about this airframe can be found on the following page...

P-40N/42-105192



Here's 42-105192 as she appeared shortly after her restoration to airworthy.


Eduard Marmet photo



The Maloney Brothers... Jim in the Pony and John in the Hawk... circa 1981 or 1982.


Courtesy of Fighting Classics Aircraft Restoration



Super-groovy shot outta the port side... date and location unknown.
When I look at this photo, I think of shadow gunnery training at Landhi
India, as described by Don Lopez in his book, 'Into the Teeth of the Tiger'.


Courtesy of Fighting Classics Aircraft Restoration



Here we see 42-105192 in 'movie makeup' during the filming of 'Pearl Harbor'.


Courtesy of Fighting Classics Aircraft Restoration



Mark Janovec caught this shot at Thunder Over Michigan in 2003.
You can see a few more of his photos HERE...


Mark Janovec photo



June 4th, 2004... PoF's Hawk and an A-10A from the 23rd FG over Langley AFB, Virginia.


USAF photo by T/Sgt. Ben Bloker



A closer look at the Hawk... that's Steve Hinton behind the stick.


USAF photo by T/Sgt. Ben Bloker



42-105192 was one of four Hawks to take part in the 2005 Chino Airshow.
You can see more photos from that show HERE...


Mike Offutt photo



More 'movie makeup'... this time they got her nice and dusty for the film 'Valkyrie'.
These two photos were taken at the 2009 open house at Luke AFB, Arizona.


Matt Ottosen photo (See more of Matt's photos here)


Matt Ottosen photo (See more of Matt's photos here)



These next couple'a photos show the PoF Hawk in her current warpaint
which honors the 325th Fighter Group... the 'Checkertail Clan'.


Wings Over Camarillo 2011


Linda M. Bell photo (See more of Linda's photos here)



2012 Veterans Day Celebration at Flabob Airport, California...


Linda M. Bell photo (See more of Linda's photos here)



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