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Curtiss P-40F Warhawk by NamelessFaithlessGod Curtiss P-40F Warhawk by NamelessFaithlessGod
Flying Legends 2012.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
VERY FEW IF ANY, know this version of the honorable P-40 has the Rolls Royce Merlin engine installed.  Built by the Packard firm; it would do 365mph and included bomb racks in addition to a centerline drop tank.  This is my favorite version of P-40, along with the P-40B that the Legendary Flying Tigers used in China.  PERFECT SHOT OF THIS LEGENDARY AIRCRAFT!!  WISH IT WAS MINE!!  ^____^
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NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Photographer
Sorry for the bad links, they are all here anyway. namelessfaithlessgod.deviantar…
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NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Photographer
She is one of only two surviving Merlin powered P-40s flying anywhere in the world so yes she's pretty special. Having had the fortune to see a varied selection of the Curtiss Hawks in the air, P-40B, P-40E, P-40M, P-40N, P-40F and also the worlds only airworthy P-36 variant (A french built Hawk 75A-1 namelessfaithlessgod.deviantar… ) I can say that you can tell the difference between the Merlin and Allison variants, both in performance and sound. The Allison has a more gentle whistling sound, where as the Merlin just has that aggressive growl.

Funny that you say that the P-40B is your favourite variant as the collection that own this P-40F, the Fighter Collection based at Duxford also own the worlds only airworthy P-40B. (that Hawk-75A-1 I mentioned earlier is theirs too) , she is made even more special in the fact that she was genuinely at Wheeler Field, Pearl Harbor on the day of the Japanese attack. She was in a maintenance hangar so survived the raid unscathed. There are a three other early profile P-40s flying but they are "C" variants. The Fighter Collection's example is the only "B" variant still flying. namelessfaithlessgod.deviantar…  namelessfaithlessgod.deviantar… namelessfaithlessgod.deviantart.com/art/P-40-Pair-366149835 namelessfaithlessgod.deviantart.com/art/Curtiss-Hawks-385580657
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Sweet

Weird to see the RAF fin flash with US markings
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really terrific
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Qromodynmc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Mustang,You mean P51 then? :) P51's engine + P40's beauty,Oh baby :D
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Qromodynmc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Oh god... I fucking Love that plane,Man I cant tell How I feel about it..
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NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Photographer
You might like to know that this is a particularly rare example then. Unlike most the standard P-40 which was powered by the Allison V-1710 engine. This example is the variant that was powered by the Packard Merlin like the Mustang. This is one of only two of that variant left in flyable condition.
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