The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
was made famous by the American Volunteer Group in China, referred to
as the "Flying Tigers". Early P-40s were the first American fighters to
break the 300 MPH barrier. Also called the Tomahawk and the Kittyhawk
in different versions, the P-40 was not the fastest, best or most
glamorous fighter in the US inventory. But it performed well for itself
in the CBI (China, Burma, India) and Mediterranean Theaters of
operation. Pictured here are a P-40N and a Warhawk Mk. I.
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