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  P-40N-1-CU Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3125  
RNZAF
2 OTU

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Daniel Leahy 2014

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 28449. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40N-1-CU Warhawk serial number 42-104687. Disassembled and shipped overseas to New Zealand as part of defense aid.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Kittyhawk serial number NZ3155. Reassembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot at Hobsonville Airfield on June 25, 1943. Assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Ohakea Airfield.

Post-War
After the war, it was left at Rukuhia disposal site near Hamilton Airfield and sold to J. Larsen on March 2, 1948.

Acquired by Charles Darby. Later it was sold to Allan Arthur of Albury where it was initially restored, with final restoration to flying status by Pioneer Aero Restorations.

Today
Registered to Arthur Pipe & Steel Australia Pty Ltd of East Albury as VH-ZOC since September 21, 2006. Painted in the markings of RAF Kittyhawk Mk. III FR309 which served in Italy with 112 Squadron as GA-Q and was flown by Maurice Neville Mathias, RAF.

References
ADF Serials Kittyhawk NZ3125
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) - VH-ZOC
Pioneer Aero - P-40N-1 Kittyhawk NZ3125
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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May 19, 2018

 

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