The P-40 fighter/bomber was the last of the famous "Hawk" line produced by Curtiss Aircraft and was the first American fighter capable of speeds greater than 300 mph. It was the mount of the "Flying Tigers", who are credited with the destruction of 286 Japanese planes with a loss of eight pilots. The P-40 was created by mating the P-36 airframe with the liquid cooled Allison V-12 (V-1710) engine in 1936. It was rushed into production as the war clouds gathered and was the Army's front line fighter in the first part of the war.
The framed size is 20.5" wide by 8.5" high.
Natural Basswood finish (as pictured) is mounted on a Baltic Blue matte and surrounded by a rich cherry finish frame.
Brass and Steel finishes are mounted on a black matte within a black frame which gives a very contemporary look.
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