The restoration shop

At Glenn Curtiss museum, a cool place. At the moment, they’re restoring a P-4 at the rare hall, adjacent to the main building.

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Yes there is a girl! According to this gent in beige there are about 12 P-4s in the world in mint condition – can fly; and all in private hands.

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Explains where and how this P-4 is from

According to Mr. Red, the museum purchased this wreckage for $50,000 from the guy who dug it up. “It wasn’t like this at all when we got it.” I could image. The digger used to drag it around trying to sell this fuselage.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (wiki; Tomahawk / Kittyhawk) had a remarkable history: it first flew in 1938, appearing on British P-40s in North Africa in 1940; known as The Flying Tigers to fight the Japs in China between Dec 1941 and July 1942. In this period they downed 286 Jap aircraft and lost only 12 of their own in combat. This photo to the left is 3/4 scale.

People in the shop, girls too are volunteers. I wish it’s closer so I could volunteer too!

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