Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Exported to the Soviet Union as part of lend-lease.
During December 1941, arrived in the Soviet Union. Assigned to the Soviet Air Force (VSS), to 147 IAP. Assigned fuselage code ZK-TWK. Ths P-40 operated in the Northern Front.
On February 1, 1942 took off on a combat mission and was shot down. This aircraft was the first P-40 Warhawk lost in the European Theater.
This aircraft remained in situ until 1990. Salvaged and exported to the United States. Purchased by Tom Wilson of Griffon, GA. Next, purchased by Chris Gruys of Marina Del Ray, CA then sold to Provenance Fighter Sales.
Transported to AvSpecs in New Zealand for restoration. Precision Aerospace was subcontracted to restore the wings and landing gear. Next, sold to Rod Lewis of Texas.
Painted in the markings of U. S. Army P-40C Warhawk Tail 81-15P with fuselage code 160. On April 17, 2007 first flown by John Lamont at Ardmore Airfield and during Easter flown at the Omaka "Classic Fighters" airshow.
Flight Journal, June 2007
Classic Wings Vol. 18, No. 2 Issue 80, June 2007 "Tomahawk Debuts" page 6 "Tomahawk Tales" page 16-19
Aviation Safety Network - ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122791
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January 9, 2018