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  P-40M-10-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3119  
RNZAF
2 OTU

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 27501. Assigned U. S Army serial number 43-5813. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
During May 1943, delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3119. Assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU). No known nickname or nose art.

Post-War
In 1948, sold to J. Larsen and remained at Rukuhia until at least 1967.

Today
Registered as N5813, the aircraft is located at the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio.

References
ADF Serials - Kittyhawk NZ3119
Warbird Resource Group - Warhawk 43-5813
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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