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P - 40 E/K - Kittyhawk

P - 40 E/K - Kittyhawk


Based on the design of the previous single-seat radial engine fighter Curtiss P-36, the Curtiss P-40has become one of the most famous and used aircraft of the Second World War. Between 1941 and1944 he also played a key role in many operational theatres from North Africa to Italy, from Chinato the South Pacific. Characterized by a very robust and reliable aerodynamic structure, the CurtissP-40 was equipped with an Allison V-12 engine, capable of delivering more than 1,150 HP. Thanksto it, the Curtiss P-40 was able to reach the speed of 580 Km / h. It served as air superiority fighterand fighter bomber. One of the most successful version was the P-40E. Used by U.S. fightersquadrons and, as Kittyhawk , by Commonwealth Air Forces, the P-40E was heavily armed withsix 12.7 mm. M2 Browning machine guns installed in the wings. Furthermore, thanks to its underwings hardpoints, able to carry nearly 900 Kg. of bombs, it was also able to satisfy close air supportduties.

Decals for 6 versions

Australia United Kingdom USA WWII

Suggested colors

F Insigna Yellow
F.S. 33538

F Olive Drab Ana 613
F.S. 34088

Type: Fighter aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: United States
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 19,7 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm