The Curtiss P-40, known as the Warhawk in American service and the Tomahawk/Kittyhawk in British/Commonweath/Soviet service, was used throughout the war and in many different theatres. The P-40 proved to be a very rugged aircraft, that stood up well against often superior opposition.
Pictured here is a Kittyhawk in the colour scheme of the RAF in North Africa. It was the British who came up with the idea of painting the distinctive shark's mouth design on the plane's nose. It was an idea that they themselves had borrowed from the Germans.
Featured here is a Kittyhawk in RAAF (Royal Australian Airforce) colour scheme. The Australians previously had a red kangaroo in the middle of their roundal, but later removed it to avoid any possible confusion with the Japanese roundal which consisted of a red rising sun.
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