The P-40 Warhawk was an widely used American fighter aircraft of World War II designed and manufactured by the Curtiss-Wright corporation. Lend-Lease P-40s first saw service with
British forces in North Africa, who dubbed the original version the Tomahawk and later improved variants the Kittyhawk. Designed primarily as a ground support aircraft, it was ruggedly built and performed well at low altitudes. It was a capable fighter in air-to-air combat, but not as nimble as many Axis fighters such as the Bf-109 and the A6M Zero.
The Warhawk was used by Allied forces throughout the war and in all theaters of combat except northwestern Europe, where it was hampered by its poor high altitude performance. More than 13,700 P-40s of all types were manufactured during the war, making it the third most-produced American fighter aircraft (after the P-51 and P-47).
Perhaps the most famous of all units to use the P-40 during the war was the 1st American
Volunteer Group, who helped defend China against the invading Imperial Japanese Army before Pearl Harbor and official American involvement in World War II. Known as the Flying Tigers, the AVG famously painted the shark’s mouth design on all of their aircraft.
P-40 Warhawk Vitals
- Dimensions: Wingspan 37 ft, 4 in (11.38 m), Length 31 ft, 8 in (9.66 m), Height 12 ft, 4 in (3.76 m)
- Weight: Empty 6070 lbs (2753 kg), Loaded 8280 lb (3760 kg), Max 8810 lb (4000 kg)
- Armament: 6 x .5 in M2 Browning machine guns, up to 2000 pounds of bombs
- Speed: 360 mph
- Range: 650 miles
- Service Ceiling: 29000 ft
- Years Produced:1939-44
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The P-40 Warhawk kit has the following features:
- Premium spiral-bound full-color instruction book included
- Die cut premium vinyl sticker sheet with complete wing and fuselage roundels sets 1st AFG + US Insignia
- Inlcudes pilot minifig
- Sturdy construction for active play
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
- Includes 438 genuine new-condition LEGO and BrickArms elements
- Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
- Strictly limited edition of 100 kits
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition elements from LEGO and BrickArms. This model comes disassembled, includes printed building instructions, and comes packaged in a sealed box. Assembly required.