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'''43-5925''' was a [[:Category:Curtiss P-40 Warhawk|Curtiss P-40M-10-CU Warhawk]]
 
'''43-5925''' was a [[:Category:Curtiss P-40 Warhawk|Curtiss P-40M-10-CU Warhawk]]
   
==History==
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Built as c/n 26713, the aircraft was to have gone to the RAF as FS192, but was diverted to USSR. Captured by the Finnish AF after a forced landing on frozen Lake Valkjarvi, Finland on 27 December 1943,<ref name="USAF Search Captured">http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=Captured</ref> while being piloted by Soviet pilot, Sub. Lt. V.A. Ruevin from 191st fighter squadron, it was overhauled at the Mechanics’ School and delivered to HLeLv32 on 2 July 1944, who used it until 12 February 1945. (It was not used in combat flights however, due to lack of manuals and parts).<ref name="WTF 43-5925">http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/394/language/fr-FR/WTF.aspx</ref> Operated as KH-51, the aircraft was Struck Off Charge on 2 January 1950.<ref name="USAF Search Captured"/>
 
Built as c/n 26713, the aircraft was to have gone to the RAF as FS192, but was diverted to USSR. Captured by the Finnish AF after a forced landing on frozen Lake Valkjarvi, Finland on 27 December 1943,<ref name="USAF Search Captured">http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=Captured</ref> while being piloted by Soviet pilot, Sub. Lt. V.A. Ruevin from 191st fighter squadron, it was overhauled at the Mechanics’ School and delivered to HLeLv32 on 2 July 1944, who used it until 12 February 1945. (It was not used in combat flights however, due to lack of manuals and parts).<ref name="WTF 43-5925">http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/394/language/fr-FR/WTF.aspx</ref> Operated as KH-51, the aircraft was Struck Off Charge on 2 January 1950.<ref name="USAF Search Captured"/>
   
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[[Category:Curtiss P-40 Warhawk]]
 
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43-5925 in Finnish service.jpg

43-5925 was a Curtiss P-40M-10-CU Warhawk

History

Built as c/n 26713, the aircraft was to have gone to the RAF as FS192, but was diverted to USSR. Captured by the Finnish AF after a forced landing on frozen Lake Valkjarvi, Finland on 27 December 1943,[1] while being piloted by Soviet pilot, Sub. Lt. V.A. Ruevin from 191st fighter squadron, it was overhauled at the Mechanics’ School and delivered to HLeLv32 on 2 July 1944, who used it until 12 February 1945. (It was not used in combat flights however, due to lack of manuals and parts).[2] Operated as KH-51, the aircraft was Struck Off Charge on 2 January 1950.[1]

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