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Curtiss P 40E Warhawk IJAAF Tachikawa 1945 01

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk IJAAF Tachikawa 1945-01

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

National origin:- United States
Role:- Fighter, Fighter-bomber
Manufacturer:- Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Location:- Buffalo, New York.
First flight:- 14 October 1938 Retired Brazilian Air Force (1958)
Introduction:- January 1944
Primary users:- United States Army Air Forces, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force,Royal Canadian Air Force, USSR
Produced between 1939–1944:- 13,738
Unit cost:- USD $44,892 in 1944
Development:- Curtiss P-36 Hawk
Variants:- Curtiss XP-46

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.

 

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