Tigers: Tracking a Legend
Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards
Subscribe to AirMail E-News
Get News & Events RSS
Register Group Tours
Book Air Zoo Facilities
Support the Air Zoo
High on Kalamazoo Balloon Festival
Become a Volunteer
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Did You Know?
- The P-40 was America's foremost fighter in service when World War II began.
- They engaged Japanese aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the invasion of the Philippines in December 1941.
- They were also flown in China in early 1942 by the famed Flying Tigers and in North Africa in 1943.
- The P-40 earned a reputation in battle for its extreme ruggedness.
|Wingspan||37 ft. 4 in.|
|Length||31 ft. 9 in.|
|Height||12 ft. 4 in.|
|Maximum Weight||9,100 lbs.|
|Armament||Four .50-cal. machine guns|
|Maximum Speed||362 mph|
|Service Ceiling||30,000 ft.|
|Engine||Allison V-1710 12-cylinder, producing 1,150 hp|