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Curtiss P-40N Warhawk

By Htam

2015 DSC_2728_D7100.jpg@ Addison Airport, Addison, TX

May 2015

The P-40 achieved immortality as the aircraft of the American Volunteer Group, the Flying Tigers, defending China from Japan during the early years of WWII. Over 13,700 P-40s had been built by the time production ended in December 1944. This P-40N was acquired by the museum in 1995 and is painted in the scheme of Major General Charles R. Bond, Jr.’s No. 5 and is representative of P-40Bs and P-40Es flown by the Flying Tigers in the early days of World War II.  This Warhawk was delivered to the Army Air Force in May of 1944 where it was used for combat pilot training before being surplused in 1945.   Nikon D7100 w/80-400mm.

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