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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HA9203
Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B)
Ft. Leader Robert 'R.T.' Smith,
3rd Sqn., Kunming, China, June 1942
1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Cockpit slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Can be displayed with landing gear up or down.
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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.



In July 1941 Robert Tharp Smith (nickname Tadpole) resigned his USAAF commission to fly with
the AVG (American Volunteer Group) known as the Flying Tigers. The Flying Tigers were divided
into three squadrons with Smith’s 3rd Squadron named "Hell's Angels". R.T. Smith’s first victory
came on December 23, 1941 flying P-40B #77 (AVG referred to the aircraft as P-40B). In 1942
Smith received P-40B #47 from the 2nd Squadron and by June 1942 had scored 8.7 victories.
The AVG is credited with 299 air victories and 153 destroyed on the ground.