Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Kittyhawk IA)

     

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Kittyhawk IA)

Whether known as the Warhawk, Tomahawk, or Kittyhawk, the Curtiss P-40 proved to be a successful, versatile fighter during the first half of World War II. The shark-mouthed Tomahawks that Gen. Claire Chennault's "Flying Tigers" flew in China against the Japanese remain among the most popular airplanes of the war.

Image Number: 2005-15692
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