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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

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Fredrocker

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P-40 Warhawk as a kid I just thought these planes were soooo coool... Little did I know that they were good in the war on Japan from China... but was limitted to ground support in the early part of the Pacific Theater... They also fought in the African Desert with little or no success....

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And an existing modern day P-40

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Specifications
A listing of specifications for the P-40.

General characteristics
  • Crew One One One One
  • Length 31 ft 8 in (9.66 m) 31 ft 8 in (9.66 m)
  • Wingspan 37 ft 4 in (11.38 m)
  • Height 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
  • Wing area 235.94 ft² (21.92 m²)
  • Empty weight 5,590 lb (2,535 kg)
  • Loaded weight 7,326 lb (3,323 kg)
  • Maximum gross takeoff weight 7,600 lb (3,447 kg)
  • 1x Allison V-1710-33, 1,040 hp
Performance
  • Maximum speed 352 mph (566 km/h) 360 mph (580 km/h) 364 mph at 20,000 ft (585 km/h) 378 mph (608 km/h) at 5,000 m (16,400 ft)(light version)
  • Cruise speed n.a. 270 mph (435 km/h) n.a. 280 mph (455 km/h)
  • Range 730-1230 mi (1,173-1,977 km) 650 mi (1,050 km) 700-1500 mi with 141.5 Imp gal drop tank
  • Service ceiling 32,400 ft (9,875 m)
  • Climb rate 2,860 ft/min (14.5 m/s)
  • Wing loading 152.3 kg/m² 35.1 lb/ft²
  • Power/mass 0.16 hp/lb 0.14 hp/lb (230 W/kg)
Armament
  • 2x12.7 mm and 4x 0.30-inch Browning
  • 6x .50 cal (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine guns, 281 rounds/gun
  • Up to 1,500 lb (680 kg) of bombs on three hardpoints.
  • 4 or 6 M2, 240-312 rounds/gun
  • 2x227 kg bomb
  • 4x .50 cal (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine guns
  • Up to 1,500 lb (680 kg) of bombs on three hardpoints.
 
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