Vintage P-40 fighter flew over – went to find it !

When out flying a model plane, a WWII fighter flew over and banked nearby. Thought it was a Mustang at first…found out that Muskogee’s very own mechanics had fully rebuilt its engine and it had been on a test flight.
So my wife and I went to see if we could find it.

Many many thanks to Larry and the lady who greeted us at the airport, for their kind help and information.

Details for the 2 Warbirds:
P-40 History:
Manufacturer: Curtiss
Model: P-40N Warhawk Search all Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Construction Number (C/N): 29629
Aircraft Type: Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Engine Type: Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model: Allison V1710 SERIES

Delivered to RCAF as 867.
Robert H. Farrington, Seattle, WA, August 12, 1947.
– Disposal from Patricia Bay AB, Vancouver Island.
– Barged to Boeing Field, Seattle, WA, 1947.
Jim P. Swann/Universal Aircraft, Seattle, WA, September 29, 1947-1951.
– Registered as N1226N.
Robert B. Harmon, Nabnasset, MA, February 24, 1951.
Gordon Clouser, Norman, OK, June 1, 1951-1957.
– Modified for weather work.
I.N. Burchinall Jr, Paris, TX, July 27-1957-1958.
– Damaged during landing, Paris, TX, 1958.
Glen Parker Jr, Nederland, TX, November 11, 1958.
– Dismantled.
Mike Dillon, Phoenix, AZ, cicra 1962-1965.
Confederate Air Force, Mercedes/Harlingen, TX, May 1965-1991.
American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum, Midland, TX, September 1991-2001.
– Flown as 29629/48.

Texan Zero
Flight Registration Information – N3725G
Serial Number: 84875
Manufacturer Name: NORTH AMERICAN
Model: SNJ-5
Aircraft Type: Fixed Wing Single-Engine
Engine Type: Reciprocating

Aircraft was converted to represent a Japanese Kate torpedo-bomber for the movie “Tora Tora Tora”.
In 2000 this aircraft was used in the movie “Pearl Harbor”.

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