1943 Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk
s/n 42-104827 C-FVWC
Magnificent P-40N restoration with dual controls. Only 12 hrs on new engine and propeller.
Peter Handley and Vintage Wings of Canada
172.3 Hrs Since Restoration by Pioneer Aero Restorations, New Zealand (2009)
12.2 Hrs SMOH by Vintage V-12's (2019)
12.2 Hrs. SMOH by Westpac Propellers (2019)
Restored to stock military configuration - 10/10
Rear seat with dual controls
Painted in the Desert Air Force markings of Canadian Ace "Stocky" Edwards. 10/10
Becker VHF p/n AR4201
Transponder p/n ATC440i-i-175
AK-350 altitude encoder
ELT Kannad AF406 compact stn 2E4TB2
Most know the P-40 as the mount of American General Clair Chenault's Flyng Tigers operating in China against the Japanese at the outset of the war. But, one of the greatest P-40 pilots anywhere was Canada's own W/C James "Stocky" Edwards who flew hundreds of successful Kittyhawk missions with 260 Squadron in the North African campaign. Edwards used his underrated Kittyhawk to shoot down Luftwaffe ace Otto Schulz, one of the most skilled pilots flying a supposed superior aircraft - the Messerschmitt Bf-109F. To honour this great Canadian pilot, the Vintage Wings of Canada P-40 is painted in the exact Desert Air Force markings of Edwards' 260 Squadron Kittyhawk.