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The P-40 shop is currently closed to the public. In an effort to keep our guests, both virtual and in person, updated with the progress on our various projects, we will be periodically posting videos and photos to our social media pages. Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates related to the reopening of our P-40 shop to the public and all updates on it's progress. 

The Restoration Shop purchased a P-40 project in August 2011. The project arrived from Iowa via truck, courtesy of Mercury Aircraft. The project consists of the wreckage of three of these historic WWII fighters, two of which crashed following a mid-air collision in the Everglades in 1943. The third is one from a crash at St. Simon Island at about the same time. This is a long term restoration project.  

The Curtiss P-40 has a great connection to Hammondsport as the tail surfaces and belly tanks were made by Mercury Aircraft. To learn more about this project, check out our P-40 Friday playlist on our Youtube channel by clicking here