Curtiss P-40 Miscellany

Here you'll find miscellaneous P-40-related material... from artwork, to film and TV appearances,
to wartime advertising, and more. I'm also hoping that this section of the site will eventually
see the return of the model building pages as well as the books and publications page.

Hawks in Captivity - P-40s Captured by the Enemy

Hollywood Hawks - the P-40 in Film and Television

Hawks on Canvas - P-40 Artwork

Mad Hawks - the P-40 in Advertising

Henry H. 'Hap' Arnold inspects two desk models, a P-40 on the left and an early
Wright flyer on the right. The news caption from the reverse of the photo reads:

Army to Commemorate Purchase of First Military Plane

Washington, D.C.:- The U.S. Army recently announced that it will commemorate the 30th anniversary of its purchase
of the first military plane from the Wright Brothers in 1909 by holding exercises on August 2nd at Army Air Corps
stations throughout the country. Major General H.H. Arnold is contrasting a model of the early Wright plane in which
Lieut. Thomas Selfridge was killed with a model of the Army's newest pursuit plane. Lieut. Selfridge was the first
U.S. Army man to lose his life in an Army plane crash. (Dated July 26th, 1939)

Man, would your webmaster love to have one of those P-40 desk models!!

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The news caption from the reverse of this next photo reads:

Elliott Roosevelt in Air Corps.

Elliott Roosevelt, son of President Roosevelt, was today sworn in as Captain in the Reserve Army Air Corps.
He will take up his duties at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, within a few days.

Photos Shows- Elliott Roosevelt looking at a plane model with General H.H Arnold, Chief of Army Air Corps.

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A rather simple recognition flash card...

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...and then here's a not-quite-so-simple-yet-not-worthy-of-rocket-science recognition
wheel chart featuring some typically dramatic and stylized period artwork depicting the P-40.

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The reverse of the wheel chart is decked out with several Army Air Forces
squadron emblems, including some pursuit/fighter outfits that operated the P-40.

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Two pages from a Finnish Air Force identification manual for Russian aircraft, circa Spring 1942... - Larger Image (Source) - Larger Image (Source)

Nicely drawn cutaway meant to represent an initial production P-40.
I can't make out the artist's name, but the year was 1940.

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