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Warhawk aircraft in flight, May 1942-Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2

Caption   Warhawk aircraft in flight, May 1942-Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Hobilar says:
24 Sep 2007 10:57:41 PM

This is a production P-40K-1-CU which appeared in August 1942. This model retained the short fuuselage of the P-40E but was powered by 1,325 hp Allison V-1710-73 (F4R) engine. The extra power created a tendancy to swing during take-off which was corrected by fitting a dorsal fin to later models. Twenty-one maxchines served with the R.A.F. with the designation of Kittyhawk III.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Jun 2008 12:46:49 AM

This particular aircraft (#246051, if I'm reading the tail number correctly) flew with the USAAF and was lost 17-Aug-1943 aftger a forced landing in Iceland.
3. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
17 Mar 2009 08:47:42 AM

Inflight view of a P-40E (Army Air Corps equivalent of Kittyhawk IA) The P-40 was the only relatively modern fighter in large numbers available to the U.S.A.A.F. At the start of WWII.
4. Bill says:
15 Apr 2014 08:18:05 PM

Curtiss P-40K Aircraft could be on a test flight or a ferry flight this model was the Kittyhawk Mk.III for the British. The ship looks new, due to the lack of exhaust marks on the fuselage side, and also carrying 1 x 52-gallon belly tank. This version was powered by the Allison V-1710-13 liquid-cooled engine, and was armed w/6 x 12.7mm machine guns the good old .50 caliber!

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