The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the wa
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was tough and virtually trouble-free. It was the most important American fighter plane of 1942-1943. It saw continual improvements to arms and armor. Engines, too, were regularly uprated.