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Sahara H87 A3 Kitttyhawk,1of 540 direct British contract (last pre lend lease) oldest H87?

April 24 2012 at 10:14 PM

Hume B. Bates  (Login humebates)
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per "Curtiss Fighter AircraftA photographic history "

The H87 A3 Kitttyhawk Mk1(not Mk1a) is one of 540 direct British contract (last pre lend lease) starting Ak591...

This was a close to the US P40E (not E1)these were the first of the six .50 wing gun H87

(the only earlier model H87 was the four .50 wing gun model, the H87A2 Kitttyhawk Mk1 20 built & P40D 22 built )

The next block after this was 1500 H87 A4 Kitttyhawk Mk1a = US P40E1 and the first lend lease H87 Kitttyhawk

So this is a rare bird..should be the oldest Curtiss H87 in existence and only direct British contract(pre lend lease)Curtiss H87 in existence ...

I would think this is one the RAF would want to recover asap


This message has been edited by humebates from IP address on Apr 24, 2012 10:26 PM

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