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In to the sharks mouth

In to the sharks mouth - shark, aircraft, plane, 1942, military, carrier, bombs
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ver three-thousand Kittyhawks were delivered to Commonwealth Air Forces. First introduced into service in January 1942 a conversion programme began six months later to allow them to carry bombs.

The Royal Air Force continued to operate Kittyhawks in Italy until the summer of 1944 when they were finally replaced with North American Mustangs.

Known as the Warhawk in United States Service the British re-named the early P-40A, B, and C models Tomahawks. In an effort to continue production the manufacturers fitted a more powerful Allison engine into a re-designed cowling and concentrated the gun armament in the wings; the resulting P-40D Warhawk was renamed Kittyhawk I by the British.

This is a 'mostly original 'Australian' Kittyhawk.. It was found along with 13 other P-40 wreaks of varying states of repair..
The parts on this that are not original are the canopy, parts of the Starboard wing and tailplane.. The blades are suspect as well.. They are WW2 vintage but the museum is not sure they fit the Kittyhawk..
The engine is original..

It was delivered to RAAF in Hollandia, in 1943..
On the 30th Mar 1944, it was still flying very active duties :
Allocated to No. 80 Squadron RAAF, who at this time were operating from the airstrip at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, flying convoy protection patrols and armed reconnaissance missions; 22 Kittyhawks moving to Tadji, Aitape on 29 April 1944 to cover the allied landing at Hollandia. The squadron patrolled over Tadji and Hollandia and covered the invasion convoy, moving to Hollandia on 15 May 1944.

Anyway, this paintwork (which includes a ? on the aircraft reg.. Only an Australian squadron would do that!), is painted in the markings of No 112 Squadron Kittyhawk FX760/ GA-? Which operated in Italy with the Squadron between 3 and 22 June 1944,being flown in that brief period by Squadron Leader Attearne DFC and F/Lt Reg Wild DFC RAAF; On 22 June No 112 Squadron re-equipped with Mustangs, and FX760 Passed to No. 3 Squadron RAAF on 26 June 1944. On 6 August 1944 the aircraft was damaged by AA fire whilst being flown by F/Sgt Finch near Pesaro, and was destroyed by 20mm AA fire in the same area whilst being flown by WOFF Halpin in a dive attack on gun positions on 21 August 1944; he was posted missing believed killed.
Shattered_Rose Uploaded by Shattered_Rose on . In to the sharks mouth - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: In to the sharks mouth. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 994570. ver three-thousand Kittyhawks were delivered to Commonwealth Air Forces. First introduced into service in January 1942 a conversion programme began six months later to allow them to carry bombs.

The Royal Air Force continued to operate Kittyhawks in Italy until the summer of 1944 when they were finally replaced with North American Mustangs.

Known as the Warhawk in United States Service the British re-named the early P-40A, B, and C models Tomahawks. In an effort to continue production the manufacturers fitted a more powerful Allison engine into a re-designed cowling and concentrated the gun armament in the wings; the resulting P-40D Warhawk was renamed Kittyhawk I by the British.

This is a 'mostly original 'Australian' Kittyhawk.. It was found along with 13 other P-40 wreaks of varying states of repair..
The parts on this that are not original are the canopy, parts of the Starboard wing and tailplane.. The blades are suspect as well.. They are WW2 vintage but the museum is not sure they fit the Kittyhawk..
The engine is original..

It was delivered to RAAF in Hollandia, in 1943..
On the 30th Mar 1944, it was still flying very active duties :
Allocated to No. 80 Squadron RAAF, who at this time were operating from the airstrip at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, flying convoy protection patrols and armed reconnaissance missions; 22 Kittyhawks moving to Tadji, Aitape on 29 April 1944 to cover the allied landing at Hollandia. The squadron patrolled over Tadji and Hollandia and covered the invasion convoy, moving to Hollandia on 15 May 1944.

Anyway, this paintwork (which includes a ? on the aircraft reg.. Only an Australian squadron would do that!), is painted in the markings of No 112 Squadron Kittyhawk FX760/ GA-? Which operated in Italy with the Squadron between 3 and 22 June 1944,being flown in that brief period by Squadron Leader Attearne DFC and F/Lt Reg Wild DFC RAAF; On 22 June No 112 Squadron re-equipped with Mustangs, and FX760 Passed to No. 3 Squadron RAAF on 26 June 1944. On 6 August 1944 the aircraft was damaged by AA fire whilst being flown by F/Sgt Finch near Pesaro, and was destroyed by 20mm AA fire in the same area whilst being flown by WOFF Halpin in a dive attack on gun positions on 21 August 1944; he was posted missing believed killed.
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Date Uploaded: March 09, 2012
Filename: to-the-sharks-mouth.jpg
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