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 Post subject: Pima A-20G
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Saw a posting on Instagram that the Pima Air & Space Museum has acquired a very nice looking A-20G. Looks to be almost completely restored aside from some additional paint work.

Anyone know where it came from? Former Tallichet bird from Geneso? Project that Gosshawk had for sale?

Edit: I see they've had one all along! http://www.warbirdregistry.org/a20regis ... 21627.html

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TAdan wrote:
Saw a posting on Instagram that the Pima Air & Space Museum has acquired a very nice looking A-20G. Looks to be almost completely restored aside from some additional paint work.

Anyone know where it came from? Former Tallichet bird from Geneso? Project that Gosshawk had for sale?

Edit: I see they've had one all along! http://www.warbirdregistry.org/a20regis ... 21627.html



This is a different one. It is serial number 43-9436 which has been at Wangaratta, Australia for many years. We acquired it late last year.

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Wow, Pima is getting better all the time!

Aside from a growing collection of WWII types, admittedly a weak point for a long time, it now has more UK aircraft than most UK museums.

Of course that didn't stop the complaints on the Key aviation forum when the RAF Museum loaned them a Spitfire that was in storage (and doing no one much good).

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 Post subject: Re: Pima A-20G
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This is a different one. It is serial number 43-9436 which has been at Wangaratta, Australia for many years. We acquired it late last year.

James

So will the other one be sold? Would be cool to see a combat veteran coming on the market here (and maybe back in the air someday!)

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On arrival at the museum today.

ImageDouglas A-20G Havoc by James, on Flickr

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jamesintucson wrote:
TAdan wrote:
Saw a posting on Instagram that the Pima Air & Space Museum has acquired a very nice looking A-20G. Looks to be almost completely restored aside from some additional paint work.

Anyone know where it came from? Former Tallichet bird from Geneso? Project that Gosshawk had for sale?

Edit: I see they've had one all along! http://www.warbirdregistry.org/a20regis ... 21627.html



This is a different one. It is serial number 43-9436 which has been at Wangaratta, Australia for many years. We acquired it late last year.

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Thanks for the details James.

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Great & significant news! Congrats James!

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This is great news! I'm gonna be at Pima in about three weeks..of course the A-20 won't be on display yet, but that just gives me an excuse to come back. So what will become of the A-20G that Pima already had?

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A shot I took at Wangaratta, Australia, on 28 October 2013.

It was originally in line for a Spitfire trade with the RAF Museum until overtaken by tragic family events.

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Wow! :shock:
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Remarkable acquisition...kudos, Pima!!

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The nose art was painted by Bob Dow, who was responsible for most of the "character" paintings. Dow with his mount


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Sad to see Big Nig which was rescued by the RAAF in PNG leave our shores. The type and it are very significant in Australia and the SW Pacific


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