Airshow Moments 2015 #10 – A Legendary Curtiss

This years Flying Legends display saw the UK debut of the Fighter Collection’s latest Curtiss Hawk. Joining the P-40F, P-40C and Hawk 75 was the newly restored P-36C, the american production variant of the Hawk 75.

The sight of two P-36 variants performing low passes together across the grass at Duxford was something I never imagined possible, with this new Hawk restoration kept under wraps until its appearance at Chino in May.

As well as the weekend displays those at Duxford on the Friday before the show were treated to a wonderful solo display from Steve Hinton in the classic fighter in the late afternoon light.

The full history of this type and airframe will be covered in an upcoming Curtiss series in the new year, for now here are a few more shots of one of the UK’s shining warbirds. (Pun intended!)

P1340862

Steve Hinton flying the P-36C

P1340880

Steve Hinton parking up the P-36C.

P1360048-2

The Hawks put in a great display together.

P1360046

Surely the first pairing of H75 and P-36 since the war. Incredible!

P1360333

The sun sets as the P-36C is put to bed after a busy weekend.

P1360379

A simply stunning restoration.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s