Specifications For Curtiss-Wright P-40

Manufacturer / Curtiss - Wright  Corporation
P-40 Produced All Variants - 17,738
Role - Fighter, Ground-Attack
First Flight - 1938

Crew
P-40B - 1
P-40E - 1
P-40F - 1
P-40N - 1

Dimensions                                
Length
P-40B - 31 ft 8 in   (9.66 m)
P-40E - 31 ft 8 in   (9.66 m)
P-40F - 31 ft 2 in   (9.8 m)   P4-F-5-CU Onward 33 ft 4 in   (11.38 m)
P-40N - 33 ft 4 in   (11.38 m)
                                                  
Wingspan
P-40B -  37 ft 4 in   (11.38 m)
P-40E - 37 ft 4 in   (11.38 m)
P-40F - 37 ft 4 in   (11.38 m)
P-40N - 37 ft 4 in   (11.38 m)

Height
P-40B - 12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)
P-40E - 12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)
P-40F - 12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)
P-40N - 12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)

Weight
Empty
P-40B - 5,590 lb   (2,535 kg)
P-40E - 6,350 lb   (2,880 kg)
P-40F - 6,590 lb   (2,990 kg)
P4-N - 6,405 lb   (2,905 kg)

Max Take Off
P-40B - 7,600 lb   (3,447 kg)
P-40E - 8,810 lb   (4,000 kg)
P-40F - 9,350 lb   (4,238 kg)
P-40N - 8,860 lb   (4.020 kg)

Performance
Powerplant
P-40B - 1 X  Allison V-1710-33 1,040 hp
P-40E - 1 x  Allison V-1710-39  1,150 hp
P-40F - 1 X Packard V-1650-1  1,300 hp
P-40N - 1 X Allison V-1710-81  1,200 hp, Later Series P-40N-40 V1710-115, 1,360 hp

Maximum Speed
P-40B - 352 mph   (566 k/h)
P-40E - 360 mph   (580 km/h)
P-40F - 364 mph   (585 km/h)  @ 20,000 ft   (6.096 m)
P-40N - 378 mph  (608 km/h)   @ 16,400 ft   (5,000 m)

Cruise
P-40B - 273 mph   (439 km/h)
P-40E - 270 mph   (435 km/h)
P-40F - 300 mph   (482 km/h)
P-40N - 280 mph   (455 km/h)

Service Ceiling
P-40B - 32,400 ft   (9,875 m)
P-40E - 29,000 ft   (8,840 m)
P-40F - 34,400 ft   (10,500 m)
P-40N - 31,000 ft   (9,450 m)

ROC
P-40B - 2,860 ft/min   (14.5 m/s)
P-40E - 2,100 ft/min   (10.7 m/s)
P-40F - 1,725 ft/min   (8.8 m/s)
P-40N - 2,240 ft/min   (11.4 m/s)

Armament
P-40B - 2 X .50 cal   (12.7 mm) 4 X 0.30 Browning Machine Guns
P-40E - 6 X .50 cal   (12.7 mm) Browning M2 Machine Guns With 281 Rounds Up to 1,500 lb   
(680 kg) Of Bombs On 3 Hardpoints
P-40F - 4 or 6 X Browning Machine Guns With 240 – 312 Rounds Per Gun, 2 X 500 lb   (227 kg)
Bombs
P-40N - 4 X .50 cal   (12.7 mm) Browning M2 Machine Guns Up To 1,500 lb   (680 kg) Of Bombs
On 3 Hardpoints
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P-40B Warhawk, 2nd Lt. George Welch,  47th Pursuit Squadron,
15th Pursuit Group, Wheeler Field, Hawaii, 1941
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The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an all metal, single-engine, single-seat fighter and ground-attack
aircraft that made its maiden flight in 1938. Since the P-40 was a modified P-36 Hawk it was
developed quickly and entered service in record time. The USAAF referred to the aircraft as the
Warhawk while the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union called the B and C variants
Tomahawk while the D and later variants were called Kittyhawk. By the end of production in 1944
approximately 18,000 aircraft were manufactured.



On December 7, 1941 during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor 2nd Lt. George Welch and 2nd
Lt. Kenneth Taylor raced back to the airfield and managed to get their P-40s airborne against
overwhelming odds. The P-40s were armed only with 30 calibre wing guns and when that ran out
they returned to refuel and rearm with 50 calibre ammunition and renewed their airborne efforts.
2nd Lt. Welch scored 4 victories while 2nd Lt. Taylor scored at least 2 victories. They both
received the DSC.