The Curtiss P-40
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Unidentifed RAF Hawks




Tomahawk I AH762

Tomahawk AH762 first arrived in the UK in July 1940 and was assembled at RAF Speke.


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This photo of AH762 has been censored to conceal the location.


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Tomahawk IIA AH925


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Tomahawk IIA AH972

AH972, seen at Old Sarum in 1941.


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Tomahawk IIA AH973


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NASM


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Tomahawk IIB AK184

Here's the Imperial War Museum's caption for this photo:

Tomahawk Mark IIB, AK184, at Hamble, Hampshire, following erection by
Air Service Training Ltd. This aircraft was passed to the Royal Aircraft
Establishment at Farnborough, with whom it remained in service until 1944.



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Here's the Imperial War Museum's caption for this photo:

Tomahawk Mark IIB, AK184: cockpit interior, port side.
Photograph taken at Air Service Training Ltd, Hamble Hampshire.



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Kittyhawk I AK571

AK571 was the first Kittyhawk I. Although this variant was equivalent to the P-40D, only twenty were built
with the four-gun wing... the rest were completed with six guns, making them virtually identical to the P-40E.

More photos of this Kittyhawk HERE...


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Kittyhawk IIA FL220

The Kittyhawk II was equivalent to the P-40F and L.

Another print of the first photo below is held by the Imperial War Museum,
and here is their caption for it:

Kittyhawk Mark IIA, FL220, on the ground at Hamble, Hampshire after erection by Air Service
Training Ltd. This aircraft, unusually for the type, remained in Great Britain throughout its
service life, flying with Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, the Handling Squadron
and Empire Central Flying School, and was finally returned to Air Service Training Ltd.



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