The Curtiss P Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in The P design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service.
The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. The P's lack of a two-speed supercharger made it inferior to Luftwaffe fighters such as the Messerschmitt Bf or the Focke-Wulf Fw in high-altitude combat and it was rarely used in operations in Northwest Europe.
However, between andthe P played a critical role with Allied air forces in three major theaters: North Africathe Southwest Pacificand China. The P's performance at high altitudes was not as important in those theaters, where it served as an air superiority fighterbomber escort and fighter-bomber. Although it gained a postwar reputation as a mediocre design, suitable only for close air supportmore recent research including scrutiny of the records of individual Allied squadrons indicates that this was not the case: the P performed surprisingly well as an air superiority fighter, at times suffering severe losses, but also inflicting a very heavy toll on enemy aircraft.
The P offered the additional advantage of low cost, which kept it in production as a ground-attack aircraft long after it was obsolete as a fighter. Berlin by a liquid-cooled, supercharged Allison V V engine. The first prototype placed the glycol coolant radiator in an underbelly position on the fighter, just aft of the wing's trailing edge. Curtiss engineers worked to improve the XP's speed by moving the radiator forward in steps.
Seeing little gain, Kelsey ordered the aircraft to be evaluated in a NACA wind tunnel to identify solutions for better aerodynamic qualities. Other improvements to the landing gear doors and the exhaust manifold combined to give performance that was satisfactory to the USAAC.
An unusual production feature was a special truck rig to speed delivery at the main Curtiss plant in Buffalo, New York. The rig moved the newly built Ps in two main components, the main wing and the fuselage, the eight miles from the plant to the airport where the two units were mated for flight and delivery.
The P was conceived as a pursuit aircraft and was agile at low and medium altitudes but suffered from a lack of power at higher altitudes. At medium and high speeds it was one of the tightest-turning early monoplane designs of the war,  and it could out turn most opponents it faced in North Africa and the Russian Front.
In the Pacific Theater it was out-turned at lower speeds by the lightweight fighters A6M Zero and Nakajima Ki "Oscar" which lacked the P's structural strength for high-speed hard turns. The American Volunteer Group Commander Claire Chennault advised against prolonged dog-fighting with the Japanese fighters due to speed reduction favouring the Japanese. This was not powerful compared with contemporary fighters, and the early P variants' top speeds were only average.
The single-stage, single-speed supercharger meant that the P was a poor high-altitude fighter. Climb performance was fair to poor, depending on the subtype. The P tolerated harsh conditions and a variety of climates. Its semi- modular design was easy to maintain in the field. It lacked innovations such as boosted ailerons or automatic leading edge slatsbut its strong structure included a five- spar wing, which enabled Ps to pull high-G turns and survive some midair collisions.
Intentional ramming attacks against enemy aircraft were occasionally recorded as victories by the Desert Air Force and Soviet Air Forces. Caldwell found the PC Tomahawk's armament of two. The D had armor around the engine and the cockpit, which enabled it to withstand considerable damage.
This allowed Allied pilots in Asia and the Pacific to attack Japanese fighters head on, rather than try to out-turn and out-climb their opponents. Late-model Ps were well armored. Visibility was adequate, although hampered by a complex windscreen frame, and completely blocked to the rear in early models by a raised turtledeck.
Poor ground visibility and relatively narrow landing gear track caused many losses on the ground. Curtiss tested a follow-on design, the Curtiss XPbut it offered little improvement over newer P models and was cancelled. In Aprilthe U. Army Air Corps, having witnessed the new, sleek, high-speed, in-line-engined fighters of the European air forces, placed the largest fighter order it had ever made for Ps. The first Tomahawks delivered came without armor, bulletproof windscreens or self-sealing fuel tankswhich were installed in subsequent shipments.
Pilots used to British fighters sometimes found it difficult to adapt to the P's rear-folding landing gear, which was more prone to collapse than the lateral-folding landing gear of the Hawker Hurricane or Supermarine Spitfire.Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility even over clocking, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want. Complete your high performance experience with an array of performance enhancing software from MSI.
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