The Curtiss P-40 was undoubtedly one of the most controversial fighters to serve in quantity during the Second World War. It was praised and abused, lauded and vilified, but the fact remains that, as the first American single-seat fighter to be manufactured on a mass-production basis, it bore much of the brunt of the air warfare over several battle fronts. Its performance was inferior to the performances of the majority of its antagonists, but this shortcoming was partly compensated for by its tractability and its sturdiness which enabled it to withstand a considerable amount of punishment. It was amenable to adaptation and it was available when most sorely needed.
Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.
Robust balsa and lite-ply construction
Airfoil shaped tail and vertical stabilizers
Wing panels fully balsa sheeted
Fully covered in weathered detail
Functional flaps (arranged for single servo operation)
Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
Optional retracts and struts
Easy access LiPo battery hatch
Step-to-step instruction manual
Tail gear assembly
Hand painted pilot
Decals and all hardware
Retracts, motor, retracts, glue and silicon fuel line