The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft. It first flew in 1938. The Warhawk was used by many air forces of no less than 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II. Over 13,000 aircraft were manufactured.

Warhawk was 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. Between 1941 and 1944, however, the P-40 played a critical role with Allies air forces. Many are now still flying in the "warbirds scene".


P-40N  WarHawk

This aircraft is a P-40N Warhawk (NL85104 / 79), c/n: 28954. This was the final version of the P-40 and had a longer fuselage.  The aircraft shown here is in flying condition and is located at the Planes of Fame - The Air Museum, Chino, CA, USA

Photographed Januari 2012 by Cees Hendriks (c) Copyright IPMS Nederland

This same aircraft was again seen in 2015 outside in the bright sun.

Photographed by Cees Hendriks (c) Copyright IPMS Nederland

P-40-E Kittyhawk

This P-40E has a "Flying Tigers" paint scheme and code "AK875". It hangs from the ceiling of  the museum building "Steven F. Udvar-Hazy" Center at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum at Dulles airport in Washington D.C.

Photographed 2015 by Cees Hendriks (c) Copyright IPMS Nederland 

Many plastic scale models have appeared in many scales. Noteworthy are the AFV club kit in 1/144. In 1/72 good kits are relased by Academy and Hasegawa. Hasegawa also has good 1/48 kits, and EDUARD has released very good kits in this 1/48. In the larger scales, the older 1/32 kits are of Revell, Trumpeter, all now superceeded by Hasegawa in 1/32. A very large Hobbycraft kit is available in 1/24.