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P-40E Australia 3 by WS-Clave P-40E Australia 3 by WS-Clave
The Curtiss Kittyhawk or P-40E served with a wide number of Air Forces during WW2.

It was developed from the earlier Tomahawk, but never achieved the status of other allied fighters of the era.

The P-40E was used by the USAAC, and was known as the Kittyhawk 1A by other forces including the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF, and Soviet Union

It was armed with 6 x 12.7mm machine guns and could also carry bombs on underwing hardpoints.

This example is a Kittyhawk 1A of 75 Squadron RAAF circa 1942.
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diversdream Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
another good choice - s

RAAF S/N A29-29
Aircraft Type P-40E
USAAF S/N 41-5612

March 1942 served with 75 RAAF Sqd and 76 RAAF Sqd; on 24 March 1942 received by 76 RAAF Sqd from 2 RAAF EFTS RAAF Archerfield; on 30 March 1942 was one of 5 P-40s picked up by 75 RAAF Sqd pilots then ferried directly by air to Port Moresby PNG and was coded 'I' while with them; on 17 April 1942 flown by F/L Les Jackson RAAF when he single-handedly attacked a formation of 5 Bettys and 7 Zekes, he claimed 1 Zeke in this aircraft; on 24 April 1942 it was shot down over Port Moresby NG with pilot F/Sgt Michael Seymour 'Mick' Butler RAAF (407220) being ok; on 13 July 1942 it was written off.
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LastBlackDragon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Such lovely lines, she's a pretty bird x3
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Ah yes :) - must do more..
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Siggers Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Very Nice!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
:D
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