Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Tomahawk/Kittyhawk
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk 2 USAF.jpg
Tip Avion de vânătoare
Țară de origine Statele Unite ale Americii SUA
Constructor Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Proiectat de Donovan Berlin
Greutate
Zbor inaugural 14 octombrie 1938
Introdus
Retras 1958, Brazilia
Beneficiar principal United States Army Air Forces
Bucăți fabricate 13 738
Cost unitar 44 892 $ în 1944

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk a fost un avion de vânătoare american monoloc, confecționat complet din metal, având rol de avion de vânătoare și atac la sol. Fiind o modificare a avionului P-40 a redus mult timpul de proiectare și intrarea rapidă în producție și serviciu. A fost folosit de 28 de națiuni, rămânând în serviciu de front până la sfârșitul celui de Al Doilea Război Mondial. După P-51 Mustang și P-47 Thunderbolt a fost cel de al treilea avion american produs în cel mai mare număr.

Flying Tigers deasupra Chinei, fotografie din 1942


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