Duxford's P-40B

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  1. Trebor

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    hey guys? I had only recently found out about a restored P-40B Tomahawk in airworthy condition in the UK. and I was amazed that this P-40 is a Pearl Harbor survivor. now...I don't mean to be a killjoy or anything, nor do I mean to take stuff away from our British friends, but shouldn't this bird, if it actually IS a PH survivor, be on perm display with occasional flying at the Pacific Aviation museum at pearl Harbor? I mean this bird was apparently stationed at the base at the time of the attack and survived. shouldn't it stay there? as part of poetic justice or something? I'm just wondering.
     
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    The Duxford P-40B was at PH - it was in a hangar being repaired at the time of the Japanese attack. As for the question about where it should be, I guess that comes down to $ since it's a privately-owned airframe.
     
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    It's no different to there being a Concorde in New York or a Camel at Rhinebeck (have I spelled that right?), these airframes will end up wherever the will and funding exists to keep them. I'm surprised the Smithsonian or another museum hasn't tried to bring the airframe back to the States though...
     
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    Yeah there seems to be a lot of planes in different countries than their own...
     
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    here you go Rob, taken last year when Terry and I visited:D
     

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    Nice shots Karl!
     
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    cheers mate
     
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    those are pretty nice shots :) got anymore?
     
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    no sorry Rob, Terry might chip in with a few he took twice as many pics as me the old pro he is :lol:
     
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    and long may it continue....it is great to enjoy such beautiful aircraft in other countries than would be normally expected. I am delighted that other have been able to enjoy the mighty Hurricane in countries other than the UK.
     

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    beautiful pics! I'd love to have a great hi-res air to air shot of that bird!
     
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    What a beeeeutiful airplane!
     
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    Don't know why, but for some reason I only took this shot, and a close up of the undercarriage.
     

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    Probably would have been all over it had it been a Wild.....oops that word again...I nearly said it...:lol:
     
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    What a beautiful bird.
     
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    Heres a few taken at DX since 2007. Dont seem to have any pics of her in the air....yet !
     

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    Great pictures Gary. That's my favorite model of P-40 and I almost chose to do the cockpit as one before deciding on the P-47. Had the control panel all laid out on paper even. Would have been a lot simpler, and I would have been done by now!
     
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    great pics Gary
     
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    What a beauty. A bit off topic, but I was visiting Yosemite Valley in California and read where several P-40s like these buzzed the valley at the same time either just before the war or just after the start of it. Think it was before the United States entered the war. Was thinking how nice that must have been for the pilots involved. One of the most scenic places on Earth, and at the controls of a Tomahawk at tree top level, those Allison engines echoing through the valley and amongst those majestic waterfalls.
     
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    I did that over Yosemite in a light plane. Approaching it looks like a little cut in the rolling hills, not very big at all. Just bloody deep.
    Noting on the P-40, it depresses me to see all that work go into a restoration, and the put vinyl letters for the tail serial number. Now I wonder if they did the same for the wings and side ID numbers. Thing is, the could cut a mask for spraying just as easy! Being an old sign painter, I've done them!!!!!
     
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