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P-40C 112 Sqn RAF 1 by WS-Clave P-40C 112 Sqn RAF 1 by WS-Clave
The Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk entered service with the US Army Air Corps in 1939 and was used extensively by the Allied air forces until being replaced by the P-40E and later versions.

The Tomahawk first saw combat with the Commonwealth squadrons of the Desert Air Force and later with the American Volunteer Group in China.

The P-40B was armed with 4 x 7.7mm machine guns and 2 x 12.7mm machine guns, the P-40C could also carry bombs or a drop tank below the fuselage.

This example is a P-40C (Tomahawk IIB) of 112 Squadron RAF circa 1941.
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:icongulfkiller101:
SO BEAUTIFUL! i would loved to have been a pilot in 112 Squadron, they got to fly the Kittyhawk, then the Mustang, the Vampire, Sabre and Hunter, all with sharkmouths!
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:iconws-clave:
Indeed, they kept that motif for such a long time :)
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:icongulfkiller101:
the Flying Tigers got their signature sharkmouth from old 112 Squadron "The Shark Squadron"
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:icongulfkiller101:
aye until they got Bloodhound missiles in the 60s or 70s i think
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Jul 30, 2011
THIS MIDEL HAD THE ROLLS ROYCE MERLIN ENGINE. THAT MADE IT ONE OF THE FASTEST AIRPLANES AROUND!!!
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:icontopgunsga:
This one still had the Alison engine. It was only the P-40F and the P-40L that had a Packard-built Merlin in them
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:icontopgunsga:
I love 112 Squadron
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:iconws-clave:
Ah yes, they were pretty special
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:iconkonigstiger:
Ah...the old shark mouth :D.
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:iconws-clave:
Yes, fiddly to draw but well worth the effort :)
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