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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk WWII Fighter Plane

The prototype Curtiss P-40 first flew in the autumn of 1938, it was the first mass-produced US single seat fighter. When the US entered WW2 in 1941 the Curtiss P-40 was the USAAF's standard fighter, by the end of production in 1944 no fewer than 13,783 P-40's had been built. The Curtiss P-40's performance was inferior to most axis fighters, but this shortcoming was partly compensated for by it's ruggedness which enabled it to survive damage which other fighter aircraft could not.

p-40 flying tiger


The P-40's name Warhawk was only applied by the United States Army Air Force P-40s starting with the P-40F variant, a vastly improved fighter powered by the license built version of the British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine installed. It is interesting to note that Packard Merlin powered Curtiss P-40E's served RAF and its Allies as the Kittyhawk following the cancellation of French orders after their surrender to German forces in WW2.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Armament:

  • Two .50 calibre machine guns
  • Two .30 calibre machine guns
  • Bomb load: 120 lbs. (54 kg.) of bombs carried externally

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Specifications:

  • Crew: pilot only
  • Maximum Take off Weight : 7,215 lb (3,273 kg)
  • Wing Span: 37ft. 4in.
  • Length 32ft.
  • Height: 12ft. 5in.
  • Maximum Speed: 357 mph (575 km/h)
  • Service Ceiling: 32,750 ft. (9,982 m)
  • Range: 1,400 miles (2,253 km)
  • Engine: Alison V-1710-33 1,040 hp supercharged V12
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Pearl Harbour Survivor

This Curtiss P-40B Warhawk is the only remaining airworthy survivor of the infamous 7th of December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour

P-40 Warhawk



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