The first part of a monograph on Curtiss P-40 constitutes a thorough insight into its origins and development of the versions B, C, D and E. Each version is specified and described with coverage of changes made in its variants and sub-variants, including the special modifications for the foreign recipients.
A separate chapter is devoted to the combat use of the early versions of P-40 in the RAF and the RAAF service in North Africa and the Middle East, where P-40, called Tomahawk or Kittyhawk, proved to be the most effective Allied fighter until the arrival of Spitfire Mk Vs. The book also features short accounts of the Soviet use of P-40 and dramatic action of U.S. P-40s in the defence of Pearl Harbour.
Complete with 92 pages, 102 photographs, 24 sheets of technical drawings in 1:48 and 1:72 scale with specification of external changes in production-run versions of the aircraft, 9 colour charts with 11 examples of camouflage schemes.About the Series Monographs focuses on an individual type of aircraft. Each monograph contains descriptions of the aircraft's origin, its variants and combat history. Each volume includes several hundred archive photographs, technical scale drawings and colour profile artwork. Each book also has free extras for modellers, with decals and masking foil.
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