P-64 Replica Arrives at Military Aviation Museum

The P-64 making a low pass following its arrival at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 making a low pass following its arrival at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 making a low pass following its arrival at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)P-64

Jerry Yagen took delivery of his North American P-64 replica at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia. Just in time to take part in the this weekend’s Warbirds Over the Beach air show, the aircraft flew in from her previous owner’s home in Louise, Texas. She made two spirited low passes down the runway before landing, and taxiing up to a very appreciative Yagen. Today was the first time he’d actually seen the replica in the flesh. It is actually a highly modified former Portuguese Air Force SNJ-4 Texan, Bu.10288. The late Lt.Col. Art Medore (founder of the now defunct Banaire) modified the Texan into the design’s fighter variant which was only made in small numbers for export. Just one original P-64 is known to exist, and this currently resides in the EAA museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Regardless, it looks and sounds amazing in the air. Warbirds Over the Beach is going to be a fabulous show, so come on down if you get the chance this weekend! Please click HERE for details.

The P-64 making a low pass following its arrival at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 making a low pass following its arrival at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 taxiing in after making a couple of passes at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 taxiing in after making a couple of passes at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 taxiing in after making a couple of passes at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The P-64 taxiing in after making a couple of passes at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

 

Military Aviation Museum pilot Mike Hogan inspecting the newly arrived P-64 making a low pass at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
Military Aviation Museum pilot Mike Hogan inspecting the newly arrived P-64 making a low pass at Pungo. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
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