Project Description

MPH

350

WEAPONS

6

SEATS

1

P-40 Warhawk

Role:  Single Seat Fighter Bomber

National Origin: United States

Manufacturer: Curtiss-Wright Corporation

First Flight: 1938

Primary User: US Army Air Forces, Royal Air Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force

Number Built: 13,738

WIP

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 33 ft 4 in (10.16 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 3.5 in (11.36 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
  • Wing area: 236 sq ft (21.92 m²)
  • Airfoil: root: NACA2215 ; tip: NACA2209
  • Empty weight: 6,000 lb (2,722 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 7,740 lb (3,511 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison V-1710-81 Vee piston engine rated at 1,200 hp (895 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Curtiss electric constant-speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: ~350 mph (563 km/h) at 15,000 ft (4570 m)
  • Cruise speed: 308 mph (496 km/h; 268 kn)
  • Range: 1,080 miles (1738 km) with auxiliary fuel and 360 miles (579 km) with standard fuel
  • Service ceiling: 31,000 ft (9,450 m)
  • Rate of climb: 14,000 ft (4265 m) in 6 minutes 42 seconds
  • Wing loading: 35.1 lb/sq ft (171 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.14 hp/lb (0.23 kW/kg)

Armament