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Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Constructors Number 33915. This aircraft was one of approximately forty TP-40N built as a dual control trainer version. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-40N-40-CU Warhawk serial number 44-47923. On October 11, 1945 stored at Walnut Ridge, AK. Afterwards, offered for sale.
Sold to Mr. H. L. Pemberton, Niles MI and registered with the FAA as N923. On July 25, 1957 after restoration and declared airworthy. During 1959 purchased by Paul Mantz of Los Angeles.
In 1969 purchased by Frank G. Tallman and displayed at Movieland of the Air Museum at Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport) in Santa Ana, California, CA. Painted in the markings of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) "Flying Tigers" markings with a shark mouth nose and two tone camouflage scheme.
During 1985, purchased by Kermit Weeks / Fantasy of Flight (Weeks Air Museum). Placed into storage between 1985 until 1994. Restored to airworthy status. During April 2004 first flight after restoration.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-40N-40-CU Warhawk 44-47923
"47923 (MSN 33915, TP-40N) to RFC Walnut Ridge, Ark Oct 11, 1945. To civil registry as N923, under restoration and declared airworthy Jul 25, 1957. To Paul Mantz in 1959, afterwards owned by Frank G. Tallman. In 1985 purchased by Kermit Weeks and stored from 1985-2004 while under restoration. Made first flight after restoration Apr 2004. It is also the only surviving factory-built TP-40N, and will be displayed at the recently organized Wings Over Miami Museum. Current as N923 with Kermit Weeks"
Fantasy of Flight - 1944 Curtiss TP-40N
Fantasy of Flight - TP-40 Profile via WayBack Machine March 31, 2012 (valued at $1.7 million USD)
Warbirds Resource Group (WRG) - Warhawk/44-7923
FAA Registry - N-Number Inquiry Results - N923 certificate issue date 3/2/1985 / expiration date 3/31/23
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