Osprey Aircam Aviation Series 07 - Curtiss P-40D-N Warhawk in USAAF, French and Foreign Service.pdf

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7 7 7

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fatb F.G. l8ch F.G.

~resqp&mof~Y#dsimtsdISvimriawcrthc w*Lt,Pall1 G- M&xhu $hooriEkg 4 of Klmt Mare: b a i b g a the ffmr and e y 'ace' of &c y. l M / * 4 & Air Force fn jdy rhe 325th CWW out a,series d escotf and bwCs t. John F. Hampshire 17 23rdE.G. ~ J & G & W 14 Brd F.G. bombmg m k i m wht Sardinia, aad matimed thcse until ilk August, 7' vicmries being cleimed an B&. Thm Gl. &ace K H o W p 13 23d F.G. W&X the kf: Of a 5 V k t O ~ i r ~ Ihh Wklp with t k ??a, CQL R o k L. h t t 13 23rd F.G. dl being gained in 110,missions fur rhe loss of 32 air&; four p h eacb 6 dm& during this Nm: ~ s c ~ s e s a t c : y ~ n e c ~ ~ & l y r b ~ w h of the phrs meanoned, omtF rhe mmrm a c w d y v Ia wh-c meantime the 33rd, 571h,7% c l W d by r h a W ~ ~ fly* S K thc P40 324th CiFOys range. we& providing E O Y ~EOr ~ tbC AlJ&l W g s on SMy. f$e 324th had v come wgzrher as a group in Msy, (USAFI. P 4 P l of the k t h ~ r hudt h snd now p m W % krches. while id mid July rhe 57tk anef 7'9th moved t~ a h r i p s on dw i k d . The 7% F.G. i.kcf&t a wuple of c m b m during August ovrr sodeltn rcaly, a g 5 C-Y f i g h ~ ~bria$ t h ~ gmmp score ta 9 4 but h s e wexu to be thplr last of the

-. 4 few 'days later the 9th Air FarmOfFe was &banded

to i s g b d , aad all % maps were parrph d t o I h e I2J1,the P-40gmupslatrrraItingpart




A l ~ a v e .P-4OE. 343rd Flghlcr Eruup. 18th Flgliior Squadron, I 1 rh Ali lsldnds 1943 Mule Squadron rnarklnp un rudder. ( I W M ) .

Forco. Adbk Islend. 4lsut1arr

&hove P-4OEot Ihs 11~hFighter Squadron'bang re-armed. Unmirk strlp. Noto filled-in exham a w w r s


Betow: L ~ n a - PI ~ pP4PKLat t h e C h t n s ~ A m w ~ e a n ~ m p w l t a Wati nBithar a Chlhanor K~mmlng~China, wdar thecommand of rho 14lb Alr Force. (GIYAFINA).

Buhw: Lhe-up of Wufhawk8 d the 6?aFylhw Group. f 6th Fbhtw Sguadmrr. P e i h h . China O a r 1942.

with an interesting I~no-upof alrcrall In llle background, to lett two VullEe vanguaros an0 ro the st FG. 76th FS. (USdF). RclnwmFnnjne maintenance on a


of the 5151 FG being underlaken during the f a ~ n yseason

on an a~rlleld~nChina.


Jsps and Mustanes r a u l t af a taxying n~

nt dur~ngan art-ratd darn1 on .a Ch~naaaarbeld. Slat F~ghrer





Illustrated & compiled by Richard Ward

Wrthout the help of many friends this pictorial survey of the Warhawk. the first real fighter-bomber, could not have been published. My thanks to all who helped whose names are listed below in alphabetical order:

Text by Christopher F. Shores

Roger F. Eesecker. Perer M. Bowers. .I. Cuny, d'E C. Darby, Fred C. Dickey, Jnr.. R. C. Jones, Ernest R. .McDowell. Earl ReineR Australian War Memorial (A.W,M.). Chinese Nationalist Air Force (C.N.A.F.). Establishment Cinematographique des Armees (EC,A.). Unlted States Air Force.

P&li&ed by: Osprsy ~ublimtions'Limited, England Edinwiel OHCI P.O. Box 6, ~an&rbuw*K%nt England Suhn'prim & B m h w


Omcs: P.O. Box 26,707 Oxfad Rwid$eading. Berlehire. Enplmd

T h Barkhfm Printing Co., LM.. O Opmy Publicatians W.. SEN Fi&5 (IO7 1

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Abuw: tow Isvsl beat-up by Warh8wkh of tha 49th Fighter Group. 7 t h Fig Fighter Strip. New Gurnea. ( A u s I ~ War J~~ iWamorr. ~ "

Gquadmn at Dobodura

Sow.' Une-up or %me rout P-40'3 as tn the abuva pha~ograph,th~rda~rcralrw ~ r h'Sharkm f Cept Nick Nichol's 'Nlp Nippers'. (AWMh


P-40M of the 49th F~ghlor Group, probobly 7th FlghlerSquadron


S t d colour 1IIus1rat1on. [Frank F. Smtth).


P 4 0 K . 48th Flghtar SquMmn. Cenlrel Inalrun~orsSchool. 1943,


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ler $riusdmn, Hamthon Flald. Calllarnie 1W.

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Fisld. 1945






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'Pr~ncmsPat II' being re-fuelled at Munda a~rf~eld. Mots nan-standard drop lank. 18th FG 441h




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L below. Overall plnk P-40N.s of the 15th $1 hrar Graup. 45th Eghter Squadrpn b w g re-arrnecfun Wanumea Islafld, fllrce Islands, December 1943. 'Getdnjme'. ~n red wtth Mack aurlrneosrml 21&112. Noie exhau5t Wrl plareg. (IISAF).


'Empress' qf the 'IQth Aphler

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:PunJry [I' mf the 78U1 R Wr 81Mh Fighter SSueQPn, P31 xln a d g e n rrhhld. I*,& R. W W } .


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Momcca. NOW, 1942. Poaifion and presenlallen o! US Flag lnsrgnia &sen m d a g e . tIWM1.

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,-vciF}. Above: Nice shot of a P40E apparently tn RAF ~ r e e n / b \ ~ . ,carnc,,,.de ,, PPI-U*' P-dnF hf nn unknown un~t. whileand red 'Sherkmouth'Oullin~din blue. (USAF).


,#anal,fln and rydder, red tip ta spnw.




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m ~ r s d fin. 4 21058a7. fR P M E


L&: W b F of the 2nd Esmdttlle flown

by got. Chef GIsdPn ttt C d a n w . Janua M43. Now Stark' tns~gnlp uncM%o:onlcockpit. 6 ~ f iwlr btue. tva b R, MQ&)weNl) ,

Each koadrllled theQmwe bkwtte used ths Wffrun af number&, fmm 1 la 1 2 In r h m e s t y t p f i u w f st b z

&. mle blvs. 3rd Esc. red,

whlte. 2 ~ 4

Below P-40F

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I AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES Curtiss (M) Kittyhawk Mk. W .

Each publication ilIustrates one type or major sub-types of a famous aircraft in the colaur schemes and markings of the Air Forces of h a World. Each h u e will contain eight pages of cobur side view illustrations. supporting black and white plan view dra'wings showing where necessary both upper and under surfaces. one hundred and twentyfive half-tone photographs, mch issue will also contain one full colour plate illustrating twenty examples of Unit tnsignia af the World's Air Forces.

No. S

Supermartne S p i t f i r e r i f f o n Engine

North Amerimn P - 4 D Mmtang.

No. 9

Spad Scouts

No. 1

No. 6

In RAF: RAAF; RNZAF; SAAF: RCAF: Hetherlands East Indies; Russian and Finnish Air Forces. The Cuniss P 4 0 Warhawk will be covered in a future issue.



p a Warhawk

In USAPIF-USAF service.

No. 10 Lockheed P-38 Lightning No, 2

No. 3

No. 4

No. 5

Republic P-47 Thunderhlt. In USAAF-UWF: RAF: F&e French: French Air Force; Mexican. Bratjlian and other Air Forces.

No- 11 Consolidatad 8-24 Liberator

No. 12 Albatros Scouts

North American Mustang Mk. CIV. In RAF; R M F ; W A F ; RNZAF: RCAF service and the Monh American P b l B and D Mustang in French: Italian: Swedish: Royal Netherlands: Netherlands Gast Indies: Indonasian; Israeli; Philippine; Dominican; Somali: South Korean; Chinese Nationalist; Chinese Communist etc., Air Forces. Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I-XVI, Merlin Engine. In RAF; RAM: SAAF: RCAF: USAAF: Belgian: Polish; Czechoslovskian: Fre= French: French: A. Norwegian; R. Netherlands: R. Danish: Israeli; Italian: Gresk: Turkish: Portuguese: Egyptian: Burmese, etc.. Air Forces.


l3 l4Bodng B-t7


No. 'I Battle of Britain The Suparmarine Spirfim, Hawker Hurriwna and Mwwchrnitl Bf.lO9E. S i W n pages of Colour. Publication date 31sr January. 1969


No. 2


Finnish Air Force A complete history of tiw Finnish Air FMee from forrnati~nto the present day, Publlct4on date 28th November. 1969

North American P 4 1B/C Mustang. In USAAF service. Similar content to No. 1 but with brief coverage of the K 5 1 and A-36.






P4OF: P-40L simllar




w n

37 A 4 in.



37 f t 4 in,

37 f t 4 in.



31 R 2 in.

31 fL 2 In.

31 k 2 i a / 3 3 k 4 i n . 31 ft. 2inI33R4in. 31 R2in./33h4in. 33 h 4 In.


t0.k 7 in.

10 ft 7 in

10 ft 7 in.

10 R 7 ln.

9 O f t 7 in.

10 R 7 In.

Wine Area

236 sq. ft

236 sq. ft.

236 sq. ft.

238 sq. f t

236 sq. h.

236 sq. fr

Weight Empty

6208 tb.

63W lb.

6690 Ib.

6 4 0 Ib.


8000 lh

weight loaded

7740 Ib.

810019100 Ib.

B 6 0 tb.

8400 Ib.

8WO I b

Weight I d t a d m a r

8810 Ib.

9200 la

9350 Ib.

1 D . W Ib.

8900 Ib,

8850 Ib.

Max. S p e d

350 mpb.

354 m.p.h.

364 m.ph.

362 m.p.h.

380 m.p.h.

343 m.0.h.

Range (milea



JM):375w~th 500 Ib. bomb.




Range max. (mles]








30.100 f t


7400 Ib.

29.000 f t

3 4 . m ft

28.003 fL


30.000 b

Armament (all 4 n . Kg's) 4


6 { M L 4)




Power unit

Allison V-1710-39

\I-1 650-1 1300 h . ~ .

or 6

P a h r d Marltn Allison V-1710-38

1150 hsr.

1150 h . ~ .

Alllsvn V-I 710-73 Allison V-l710-81 1325 h.a. l2.W ha.

All~rwnV-f71&99 1200 h ~ .


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