Curtiss Wright P-40 Warhawk

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Model:
Curtiss Wright P-40 Warhawk
Alternate Name(s):
Curtiss Wright P-40 Kittyhawk, Curtiss Wright P-40 Tomahawk
Produced:
From: 1938 To:
# Produced:
13,740
Made in:
United States
Aircraft Type:
Fighter
Material:
Metal
Propulsion:
Propeller
# of Engines:
1
# of Crew:
1
Landing Gear:
Wheels
Maximum Speed:
360.0 mph
# of Passengers:
Cargo Capacity:
Length:
31.5 ft
Width / Wingspan:
37.4 ft
Tail Height:
12.4 ft
Weight:
6,070.0 lb
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The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,740 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

P-40 Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps and after June 1941, USAAF-adopted name for all models, making it the official name in the U.S. for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.

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