© Michael Bykov
Curtiss P-40M at the Air Forces Scientific Research Institute.
Aircrafts P-40F, -K/M and -N under designation «Kittyhawk» from Mk-II to Mk-IV were supplied to Great Britain in accordance to Lend-Lease terms; 2097 airplanes P-40 were supplied to USSR.
Engine " Allison " had no turbocompressor and quickly lost power at altitudes above 4500 m.
Therefore P-40 applied with success in quality of attack aircraft or short-range bomber. Good controllability have won to it the deserved glory.
|Wing span, m
|PE V-1710-81 Allison, hp
|Weight, kg: |
|Maximum takeoff weight
|Maximum speed, km/h
|Time to 6,100m, min
|Service ceiling, m
|Service range, km
|6 X 12.7-mm machine guns in the wing, bombs on the external suspension, kg
- "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
- "American Warplanes of World War II" /under cor. David Donald/