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Curtiss P-40E Warhawk - National Air Force Museum - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 46.894 W 084° 06.601
16S E 747491 N 4407509
Quick Description: In the main aircraft display bay
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2019 7:48:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM1076E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of site: Montgomery County
Location of site: 1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB, OH
Phone: 937-255-3286
Aircraft built: Curtiss
Dates Built: 1938-42

Six .50-cal. machine guns, 700 lbs. of bombs externally
Engine: Allison V-1710 of 1,150 hp
Maximum speed: 362 mph
Cruising speed: 235 mph
Range: 850 miles
Ceiling:30,000 ft.
Span: 37 ft. 4 in.
Length: 31 ft. 9 in.
Height: 12 ft. 4 in.
Weight: 9,100 lbs. loaded

"The P-40 was the United States' best fighter available in large numbers when World War II began. P-40s engaged Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines in December 1941. They also served with the famed Flying Tigers in China in 1942, and in North Africa in 1943 with the 99th Fighter Squadron, the first African American U.S. fighter unit.

"The solid, reliable Warhawk was used in many combat areas -- the Aleutian Islands, Italy, the Middle East, the Far East, the Southwest Pacific and some were sent to Russia. Though often slower and less maneuverable than its adversaries, the P-40 earned a reputation in battle for extreme ruggedness. It served throughout the war but was eclipsed by more capable aircraft. More than 14,000 P-40s were built, and they served in the air forces of 28 nations.

"The aircraft on display is a Kittyhawk (the export version of the P-40E built for the RAF). It is painted to represent the aircraft flown by then-Col. Bruce Holloway, a pilot in both the Flying Tigers and its successor Army Air Forces unit, the 23rd Fighter Group. This P-40 was obtained from Charles Doyle, Rosemount, Minn." ~ US Air Force Museum

Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

Tail Number: (S/N): 104

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): National Museum of the United States Air Force

inside / outside: inside

Other Information::
Museum is free

Access restrictions:
Museum open 9am to 5pm 7 days a week

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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