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Curtiss P-40N Warhawk

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.


Crew One
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
Range 850 miles
Service Ceiling 30,000 ft.
Engine Allison V-1710 12-cylinder, producing 1,150 hp
Number Produced 14,000+
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