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P-40 "Warhawk"

Fighter-Bomber

Curtiss

P-40 Warhawk

Two-seat reconnaissance aircraft rebuilt from the P-40K at the 1st aircraft repair base of the Leningrad front.

"Allison" engine had no turbocompressor and quickly lost power at altitudes above 4500 m. Therefore P-40 applied with success in quality of attack aircraft ore short-range bomber. Good controllability have won to it the deserved glory.

In total 2134 airplanes P-40 "Warhawk" were supplied to USSR in accordance to Lend-Lease terms.

«Warhawk» Specification
Warhawk XP-40F P-40K P-40L P-40M P-40N
Kittyhawk MK. II Mk. III Mk. III Mk. III Mk. IV
Crew 1
Dimensions
Length, m 10.16
Height, m 3.76
Wing span, m 11.35
Wing area, m² 21.92
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 2989 2903 2939 2932 2722
Loaded weight 3856 3810 3665 3629 2903
Maximum takeoff weight 4241 4536 4037 4037 4014
Powerplant
PE Allison V-1710- V-1650-1 73 V-1650-1 81 81, 99
Power, hp 1300 1325 1300 1200 1200
Performance
Maximum speed km/h 586 595 595 579 552
at altitude, m 6096 6096 6096 6096 4572
Climb min 7.6 7.5 7.6 7.2 6.7
to altitude, m 4572 4572 4572 4572 4572
Ceiling, m 10485 8534 10973 9144 9449
Range, km 1127 1127 483 1127 1207
Maximum range, km 2655 2575 2213 2575 2253
Armament
Machine guns 12.7 mm, pcs 6 6 4 4 4-6

References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "American Warplanes of World War II" /under cor. David Donald/
  • "50 best fighters of World War II" /Gennadiy Kornukhin/
  • "Famous planes and helicopters" /Tony Holms/
  • "Air war" /№ 52, 53, 54,55/
  • CD Encyclopedia "Military aviation" /Media 2000/

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