During the early 1960s, Mike Dillon decide he could no longer afford to fly his beloved bright red P-40N Warhawk. Airshow pilot Bill Fornoff was interested in the P-40, and suggested they do a mock combat flyoff with his P-51D against Mike's Warhawk. The P-40 was able to eat the Mustang's lunch at lower altitude. At first when they switched planes, Mike - who had never flown a Mustang - wondered why the Mustang had replaced the P-40. However, once he got to sample the power and speed capabilities of the laminar flow wing on the more advanced fighter design it became obvious which was the superior combat ship. But you would be hard pressed to find a more striking and exciting warbird to fly. Eventually, Mike sold the airplane to the Confederate Airforce group in Texas. When they added a sharkmouth many people thought they spoiled a beautiful paint job. I'm one of them.
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Mike Dillon's P-40N
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