Walk Around Photo Feature
Subject: Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N
This is a small Walk Around of a Curtiss P-40M Warhawk in the paint scheme of the American Volunteer Group, known as the Flying Tigers.
"The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built,all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York. Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants."
This P-40M is based on the American Airpower Museum at Farmingdale, Long Island NY.
I took these at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend in June 2013.