P-40E Warhawk 1/48 Scale Model
The P-40E Warhawk is the identical version of the P-40D. The only difference is the six wing-mounted machine guns. The P-40 aircrafts series were Americas leading fighters as World War II began. The P-40 E was engaged in the battle against Japanese aircrafts during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the incursion of the Philippines on December 1941. The Flying Tigers group used the P-40E as it fulfilled its missions in China in 1942. On the other hand the Army Air Forces used the P-40E in North Africa in 1943. As for the P-40E Warhawk the general characteristics are as follows: Its primary function was being a fighter. Its span is 37 feet 4 inches length is 31 feet 9 inches height is 12 feet 4 inches and weight is 9 100 pounds loaded. For the service ceiling it is 30 000 feet. Its maximum speed is 362 mph cruising speed is 235 mph and range is 850 miles. The P-40E armament had six 50-cal machine guns which are 700 pounds of bombs externally. The P-40E Warhawk was used in copious combat areas specifically Aleutian Islands Italy Middle East Far East Southwest Pacific and Russia. Despite being outclassed by its competitors on speed the P-40E gained its reputation in battles for its great ruggedness. At the end of the P-40s series career 2 320 P-40E were produced.