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P-40M Walkaround

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"The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, 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 front line 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, 13,738 had been built,all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States 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."
this aircraft
This P-40M is based on the American Airpower Museum at Farmingdale, Long Island NY. I took these at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend in June 2012.

NX1232N (cn 27483) is marked as USAAF P-40M 43-27483. It was built as USAAF P-40M s/n 43-5795 and Lend Leased to the RCAF as a Kittyhawk Mk IV s/n 845
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About the Author

About Delbert (Delbert)
FROM: PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

I'm 47. I've been model building since Dec 2001 and I build everything from wingy things to ground hugger's. esp WWII era. also built a car or two. Some people think my stuff isn't too bad.


Comments

What a beauty!
SEP 20, 2013 - 02:42 PM
That is one fine aircraft. That plane was up here in Massachusetts about 10 years ago at an airshow and he put on a really memorable demonstration. I think I still have photos of this craft in action somewhere in my stash.
SEP 21, 2013 - 10:56 AM