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Curtiss P-40E 'Warhawk'

Description
  Manufacturer:Curtiss


Control Panel
  Base model:P-40
  Designation:P-40
  Version:E
  Nickname:Warhawk
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1947
  Basic role:Pursuit
 
 
 

Specifications
  Length: 31' 2" 9.4 m
  Height:10' 7" 3.2 m
  Wingspan: 37' 4" 11.3 m
  Empty Weight: 6,350 lb 2,880 kg
  Gross Weight: 8,263 lb 3,755 kg
  Max Weight: 8,280 lb 3,756 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Allison V-1710-39
  Horsepower (each): 1150

Performance
  Max Speed: 354 mph 570 km/h 308 kt

Known serial numbers
40-358, 40-382 / 40-681, 41-5305 / 41-5744, 41-13521 / 41-13599, 41-24776 / 41-25195, 41-35874 / 41-36953

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
National Air and Space MuseumWashingtonDist of Col
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
War Eagles Air MuseumSanta TeresaNew Mexico

P-40E on display

Hill Aerospace Museum

San Diego Aerospace Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Alva Smith, Jr.
 Tulsa, OK
My late wife, who died of breast cancer in 2009, was the niece of Robert H. Mooney. My late mother-in-law and her sister attended the dedication of the rebuilt monument in China in 1993. We have books, videos, and an extensive file of letters from the doctor who treated him before his death.

If we can help anyone with information about Bob, please email us.

Alva
05/25/2010 @ 10:26 [ref: 26507]
 J. Mooney
 , CT
Oddly in alot of my searching on information on the Flying Tigers,this is the first I heard of Robert H. Mooney.

WW2 was one of my favorite studies in school and continues to be today. My favorite fighters of teh time were the P-38 Lightning and the P-40 WarHawk
05/03/2010 @ 08:50 [ref: 26123]
 Clark McNulty
 , TX
I would like a picture of Robert H mooney's P-40E. I am also a Wentworth Alumn that would like to build a to scale replica of his plane. Does anyone know the name and or number of his plane?
01/26/2009 @ 17:25 [ref: 23559]
 Aaron F. Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
In spring 1942, at least 30 P-40Es were delivered to the AVG (American Volunteer Group) in Burma.
11/21/2008 @ 16:07 [ref: 23119]
 Aaron F. Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
A total of 820 P-40Es was built for the USAAF, while another 1500 were built for the RAF as P-40E-1s.
11/21/2008 @ 16:03 [ref: 23118]
 Steve Smith
 Scotts Valley, CA
Robert Mooney was an alumni of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington Missouri. He was killed in China in 1942 when he bailed out of his stricken P40. A replica of the Mooney Memorial in China stands outside the Wentworth Memorial Chapel. Inside the chapel is a painting called Mooney's Sacrifice by Roy Grinnell as well as a photograph of Mooney.

The Chapel was dedicated in 1955 and was built with funds raised by Mooney's father in his honor.
10/10/2008 @ 20:27 [ref: 22826]
 Rob
 , MB
Information on aircraft and the men that used them in RAF 112 Squadron RAF, can be found at :

http://www.geocities.com/raf_112_sqdn/


Regards
Rob
02/04/2006 @ 09:28 [ref: 12409]
 Guo Xizhu
 Yunnanyi Twon,Xiangyun County of Yu, TX
Hi!
I\'m a Chinese guy from Yunnanyi .China.I like and reseach the flying tigers and USAAF during WW2.Maybe you know Robert H.Mooney ,he died at Yunnanyi for the Chinese on Dec 26th 1942,his plane was p-40E,I will send you a picture about Mooney\'s plane.But I want to be look for the other picture,which Mooney\'s girlfriend name (Rose)pined up his P-40E plane .Wounld you tell me If you have found it ? and we are builting a museum of CBI in WW2 at Yunnanyi,beacuse Yunnanyi was a important airport during the Hump airline.

I hope to get your help.

Chinese friend:Guo Xizhu
01/25/2005 @ 22:11 [ref: 9263]
 arthur b cleaveland
 , NC
MY FATHER BECAME A ACE 0N APRIL 18 1943 WHEN HE SHOT DOWN 5 PLANE IN NORTRH AFRICA 4 FLAMERS AND ONE EXPLODED . HE ALSO HAD SEVERAL KILLS AS A ROYAL CANADIAN AIRFORCE PILOT AND RAF PILOT BEFORE AMERICA GOT INTO THE WAR ,ALSO WAS FIRST AMERICAN TO FLY SPITFIRE OFF A AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE WASP 4/20/ 1942 IF ANYONE KNOWS OF MY FATHER PLEASE CALL ME AT 910-428-4792
05/23/2003 @ 19:50 [ref: 6469]
 Jose Moreno
 , OTH
i want many information about the WWII, and i need P-40E Warhawk´s images and planes.
please some body send me

no sean unos pinches ojaldres
09/26/2002 @ 20:12 [ref: 5764]

 
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