Never heard of such a plane. I assume it’s American? It could fly again.
You never heard of the flying Tigers in Burma?
Think Flying Tigers.
Curtis P-40 Warhawk. In British service and, depending on the model, was also known as the Kittyhawk or the Tomahawk.
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company was an American aircraft manufacturer that went public in 1916 with Glenn Hammond Curtiss as president. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the company was the largest aircraft manufacturer in the United States. After Curtiss left the company, it became part of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company was created on January 13, 1916 from the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York and Curtiss Motor Company of Bath, New York. In September 1920, the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company underwent a financial reorganization and Glenn Curtiss cashed out his stock in the company for $32 million and retired to Florida. He continued as a director of the company but served only as an advisor on design. Clement M. Keys gained control of the company and it later became the nucleus of a large group of aviation companies.
Very much American!
In US Army Air Force service its call a P40E “Warhawk”
In UK RAF service its called a Kittyhawk Mk1
But a lot of the public knows them (wrongly) as a “Tigershark” because of the Flying Tiger “Shark mouth” that always seem to get painted on them
The P-40 was a pre-war design that was not really very good, by WWII standards, but used by the flying Tigers in China and mostly in the Pacific war. They were under-armed. I see them as kind of a crossover between WWI and WWII aircraft.
They were the planes used by our heroes in the movie Pearl Harbor that they were able to use during the Japanese raid to shoot down some planes.
aka P-40 Kittyhawk