Kit­ty­hawk goes home

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Long-time North Weald res­i­dent Cur­tiss P-40N Kit­ty­hawk G-KITT has been sold in Ore­gon, USA, as Hangar 11 owner Peter Te­ich­man looks to bring his restora­tion of Spit­fire PT879 to com­ple­tion. It was built in 1943 as a P-40M for the Royal Cana­dian Air Force and civil­ianised five years later. For cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pur­poses it was given the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and pa­per­work of a scrapped P-40N. It came to Dux­ford with The Fighter Col­lec­tion in 1985 and has been painted in RAF Desert Air Force colours as a USAAF 343rd Fighter Group ‘Aleu­tian Tiger’, and lat­terly as flown by the ‘Tuskegee Air­men’ for the film Red Tails. (Look out for Peter Te­ich­man’s P-40 ‘Cock­pit Re­port’, ap­pear­ing in Pi­lot later this year — Ed.)

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