The Curtiss P-40
in Turkish AF Service



I've little info concerning the P-40s that served with the Turkish Air Force, but it seems
that their forty-two Tomahawk IIBs were 'hand-me-downs' from the RAF in the Middle East and
were allocated to the XIV Battallion (later re-designated as 1st Batt.) under 3rd Regiment.

The TAF's twenty-four Kittyhawks were apparently provided by the USA under Lend-Lease, albeit
possibly already in 'used' condition... ie; more 'hand-me-downs'. They were allocated to the 3rd
and 4th Companies of 2nd Battallion, 6th Regiment.



Turk Hava Kuvvetleri




Turk Hava Kuvvetleri




Turk Hava Kuvvetleri




Turk Hava Kuvvetleri




Turk Hava Kuvvetleri




John Kerr photo


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