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P-40 A, B, C "Tomahawk"

Fighter

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Curtiss Hawk-81 (P-40C) from American voluntary group 'Flying Tigers' © Michael Bykov

Curtiss Hawk-81 (P-40C) from American voluntary group " Flying Tigers " in a structure of air force of China, spring 1942.

«Tomahawk» Specification
XP-40 P-40 P-40B P-40C
Tomahawk - Mk. I Mk. II Mk. IIB
Crew 1
Dimensions
Length, m 9.67
Height, m 2.79 3.22 3.22 3.22
Wing span, m 11.35
Wing area, m2 21.92
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 2356 2439 2559 2636
Loaded weight 2849 3079 3323 3424
Maximum takeoff weight 3116 3273 3468 3655
Powerplant
PE Allison V-1710- 19 33 33 33
Power, hp 1160 1055 1055 1055
Performance
Speed, km/h Maximum 526 575 566 555
at altitude, m 3468 4572 4572 4572
Climb, min min 3.2 5.3 5.1 5.7
to altitude, m 3658 4572 4572 4572
Ceiling, m 9449 9982 9906 8992
Range, km 740 1529 1175 1287
Maximum range, km 1899 2253 1979 2173

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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