P-40 Warhawk..

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was the Front Line Fighter Plane when the US entered into WW II and
although this plane saw service in all theaters of the war it is most famously known for it's action against
the Japanese with the AVG's (American Volunteer Group) FLYING TIGERS. Specifically the "Hell's
Angels Squadron". Yes, before there was a Hell's Angels Motorcycle Gang there was a Hell's Angels
Squadron of Fighter Pilots. Even though the P-40 was out-classed in performance by the
Messerschmitts and Zerros the kill ratio of this plane was an impressive 14 to 1. This undoubtedly has
to be attributed to the brave men who flew the Warhawks. It was the third-most numerous US fighter of
World War II (with more then 15,000 built) but less then 20 remain in flying condition today.

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