For Sale: Curtiss Wright P-40K – Price: Way Above My Paygrade…

This rare Curtiss Wright P-40K with serial number N4436J has just been offered for sale by Courtesy aircraft!

This P-40K was delivered to the Army Air Force on August 31, 1942, and first went to Great Falls AFB. On January 26, 1943, it was transferred to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. At Adak AFB on May 12, 1945, it was condemned as “surplus,” but in 1969, collector Bob Sturges rescued its remains just before the area in which it was discovered was to be used as a nuclear test site.

The rebuilt cockpit
The rebuilt cockpit

The P-40 has now been restored from the ground up by Pioneer Aero from 1998 to 2000 who rebuilt the fuselage completely from behind the pilot (frame 5). Everything forward of the firewall was replaced; and the tail feathers were rebuilt, as was the cockpit interior. The wings were rebuilt as were the wingtips, flaps and ailerons.

Warhawk N4436J specs

  • Avionics:
    • Garmin 250 XL Comm/GPS
    • Becker Panel Mount Comm
    • Garmin GTX320 Transponder
    • Encoder
  • Equipment:Oxygen System
  • Airframe:205 Hours since Ground-up Restoration by Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd.
  • Engine:
    • Allison V-1710
    • 205 Hours SMOH by Vintage V-12 (1999)
  • Propeller:
    • Curtis Electric C5320D
    • 205 Hours SMOH by Safe Air Limited
    • Annual Inspection by Ocean Aire will be completed as part of sale
    • Transponder and ELT inspections will be current
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Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.