P-40 P-40 Sponsor Group

P-40 Specs
Role Fighter-bomber
Manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Introduced Oct 1938
Produced 1939-1944
Power 1 × Allison V-1710-39 liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,150 hp
Length 31.67 ft
Height 12.33 ft
Wingspan 37.33 ft
Range 650 mi

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. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built,[4] all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

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