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WARHAWK/42-104730



Serial #: 42-104730
Construction #: 28492
Civil Registry:
  ZK-CAG
  Model(s):
  P-40N Warhawk
  Mk. IV
Name: Currawong
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to RAAF as A29-448.
- BOC: August 1943.
- SOC: November 1946.
- Crashed landed, Tadji Strip, PNG, May 1944.
- Fuselage used in field rebuild of P-40N/A29-1050.
- Damaged and abandoned, Tadji, PNG.
d'E.C. Darby & N.M. Armstrong, 1974.
- Fuselage and wing parts recovered from Tadji, West Sepik, PNG, 1974.
- Trucked to beached then barged to Lae, PNG.
Charles Darby, Auckland, NZ, 1974-1997.
- Shipped to NZ.
- Stored in backyard.
Charles Darby & Garth Hogan, Aucklan, 1997-2000.
- Restoration to airworthy, Eat Tamaki, Auckland, 1997-2000.
- Final assembly at Hobsonville AB.
- First flight March 17, 2000.
- Flew as RAAF/A29-448/GA-C/Currawong.
Garth Hogan/Charles Darby/The Kittyhawk Partnership, Auckland, NZ, March 8, 2000-2002.
- Registered as ZK-CAG.





Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Aaron Smith
Dave McDonald via Mike Henniger.

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