RARE! Curtiss Wright P-40K N4436J s/n 42-9733

205 Hours Since Ground-up Restoraiton

NEW! $1,795,000

Ground up restoration by Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd. The fuselage was completely rebuilt aft of frame five (behind the pilot); everything forward of the firewall was replaced; and the tail feathers were rebuilt. The cockpit interior was completely restored, the left wing was stripped and rebuilt from the leading edge up, and the right wing was rebuilt. The team replaced or rebuilt the wingtips, flaps and ailerons.


205 Hours since Ground-up Restoration by Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd.


  • Allison V-1710
  • 205 Hours SMOH by Vintage V-12 (1999)


  • Garmin 250 XL Comm/GPS
  • Becker Panel Mount Comm
  • Garmin GTX320 Transponder
  • Encoder


Oxygen System


  • Curtis Electric C5320D
  • 205 Hours SMOH by Safe Air Limited


  • Annual Inspection Completed October 2017 by Ocean Aire.

Aircraft Profile:


Excellent P-40 AVG Scheme with Shark Mouth by Florida Aircraft Painting (2005)


  • Restored Cockpits- Excellent Condition


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 40 years later, collector Bob Sturges rescued its remains just before the area in which it was discovered was to be used as a nuclear test site.

Bob Sturges, Troutdale, OR, 1969.
- Recovered from AK.
Joseph A. Morasky, Guildford, CT, 1972-1974.
- Registered as N4363.
George Enhorning/Wolcott Air Services, Wolcott, CT, 1978-1984.
Bob Byrne, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1986-1988.
- Stored.
Alpine Fighter Collection, Wanaka, 1988-1992.
- Registration ZK-FRE reserved but not taken up.
- Rebuilt Airworthy, 1988-1992.
- First flight Apr. 18, 1992.
Tim Wallis/Alpine Fighter Collection, Wanaka, Apr. 3, 1992-1997.
- Registered as ZK-PXL.
- Flew as RNZAF/NZ3108/18.
- Damaged in Landing Accident
Dick Thurman, Louisville, KY, 1997.
- Dick Thurman/Vintage Warbirds Museum, Louisville, KY, 1998-2002.
- Restored by Pinoeer Aero Restorations 1998-2000.
- First flight, Rotoruna, NZ, Apr. 7, 2000.
- Shipped to USA, June 2000.
- Assembled, Chino, CA, July 2000.
- Flown as USAAC/33.

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