Curtiss P-40

Volume 1

Krzysztof Janowicz, Leszek Wieliczko

Date Published :
January 2010
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101 b/w Photos, 18 profiles, 24 sheets
No associated books available.


• Includes free decals and masking foil

The first part of a monograph on Curtiss P-40 constitutes a thorough insight into its origins and development of the versions B, C, D and E. Each version is specified and described with coverage of changes made in its variants and sub-variants, including the special modifications for the foreign recipients.

A separate chapter is devoted to the combat use of the early versions of P-40 in the RAF and the RAAF service in North Africa and the Middle East, where P-40, called Tomahawk or Kittyhawk, proved to be the most effective Allied fighter until the arrival of Spitfire Mk Vs. The book also features short accounts of the Soviet use of P-40 and dramatic action of U.S. P-40s in the defense of Pearl Harbor.

Complete with 92 pages, 102 photographs, 24 sheets of technical drawings in 1:48 and 1:72 scale with specification of external changes in production-run versions of the aircraft, 9 color charts with 11 examples of camouflage schemes.

About the Series
Monographs focuses on an individual type of aircraft. Each monograph contains descriptions of the aircraft’s origin, its variants and combat history. Each volume includes several hundred archive photographs, technical scale drawings and color profile artwork. Each book also has free extras for modelers, with decals and masking foil.

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