Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "P-40 E WAR HAWK" One of the better-flying WW-II Peanuts
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P-40 E WAR HAWK
One of the better-flying WW-II Peanuts, Steve's P-40 was 3rd in the WW-II category at the '79 P.P.P.P. Contest,
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By STEVE GARDNER
In 1937, Curtiss decided to update the P-36 Mohawk to contemporary standards. To do this they used the standard method of the day: more power. The 900-horse Wright was replaced by an Allison liquid-cooled V-12 with 200 more horses and less than half the frontal area of the big Wright. This increased the weight by better than a thousand pounds and lengthened it by three feet.
The result was the P-AO; a rugged, multi-purpose airplane that found work throughout WW-II with a number of different countries. Production stopped in 1944 after 13,738 were built.
Several examples are still flying today with the Confederate Air Force and other old airplane buffs.