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The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was a fighter aircraft developed from the P-36, and unveiled by Curtiss-Wright for the USAAF in the late 1930's. The airplane was valued as a fighter and minor bomber over Africa and the Middle East. This was because its engine could not handle high altitudes very well, which put it at a great disadvantage against the Luftwaffe fighters. Each unit cost approximately US $45,000 in the years of production. In 2013 one Curtiss P-40 would cost just over $600,000 to make Almost all examples of the P-40 used the Allison V-1710 engine, apart from the P-40F, which used the Packard V-1650,[N 1] and a single example of the P-40G, which was fitted with a Twin Wasp radial engine.[1]
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  1. This was a 61 series Rolls Royce Merlin built under licence.


  1. Scale Aviation Modeller International. SAM Publications. Feb 2002 Page 146