P-40M-10-CU 43-5802

This Hawk served with the RCAF during WWII, and was assigned the RCAF serial '840'.

After the war she was used as an instructional airframe at Oregen State University before
spending many years in storage at Troutdale Airport in Oregen. Acquired by Tom Camp in the
1970s, she was restored to flying condition in the early 1980s and, soon thereafter, purchased
by The Fighter Collection in Duxford, England. From 1985 to 1995 she was operated by TFC until
they traded her to Christophe Jacquard in Dijon, France where she was flown for about three
years before heading back to Duxford in 1998.

In 2005 43-5802 was purchased by Hangar 11 at North Weald in Essex, England where she remains today.

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


Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk 43-5802

Naked Hawk

These two photos were taken by John Kerr at the Confederate Air Force's annual show in
Harlingen, Texas shortly after 43-5802 was restored to airworthy in 1982 by Tom Camp.

John Kerr photo - Larger Image

John Kerr photo - Larger Image

Across the Pond

Just a couple'a years later The Fighter Collection obtained 43-5802 and she arrived at
Duxford on February 14th, 1985... still sans paint. Her first flight 'over there' took place
on February 27th, and these two photos were taken a couple weeks later, on March 17th.

Tony Clarke via David Whitworth - Larger Image

Tony Clarke via David Whitworth - Larger Image

What a GA-S

The Hawk didn't stay unpainted for long...

She was decked out in these splendid 112 Squadron markings in April of 1985.

John Dibbs photo via Aeroplane Monthly - Larger Image

Flying Legends 2005

More photos HERE...

Ronnie Olsthoorn photo - Larger Image

The next five photos were taken at Duxford on various dates by Mike Shreeve...

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The following photo was taken at the 2003 Flying Legends show in Duxford.
Unfortunately I do not have info as to the photographer.
If you know who took this photo, please contact me so that proper credit may be given.

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In 2009, this Hawk was repainted for her role in the film 'Red Tails'.
She is shown here before the 'Clawin' Kitty' nose art was applied...

Project 914 Archives

Wings and Wheels 2012

More photos HERE...

Russ Hawker photo

Burma Banshee

In June of 2013, Hangar 11 unveiled a new paint scheme... More photos HERE...

Richard Crockett photo (More of Richard's photos can be seen here)

A few more shots from the unveiling of the 'Lulu Belle' paintjob at North Weald.

Trevor Jago photo

Trevor Jago photo

Trevor Jago photo

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