Curtiss P-40 Warhawk: The Famous Flying Tigers Fighter (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #3) (Hardcover)
The Curtiss P-40 had a production run of 13,738 aircraft, making it the third most produced US fighter of WWII. Famous as the "shark-mouthed" aircraft of the legendary American Volunteer Group--"Flying Tigers"--the P-40 was first flown in 1938, and was used by the United States and many of its Allies throughout the war. This volume tells the story of this iconic aircraft--from design and construction to combat use to detailed images of existing examples--through carefully researched photos, some of which have never before been published, and which are reproduced in remarkable clarity. These stunning photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader in the skies with this historic aircraft.
Author of over 100 books, David Doyle was presented the Bart Vanderveen Award, recognizing, ..". the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide" in 2015 by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.