Aircraft [Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk]

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Manufacturer

Circa 1942
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Maker and Role
Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1942
Single seat fighter. Single engine (1000 HP Allison V-1710-C15, 12-cylinder engine) monoplane manufactured by Curtiss Wright Corporation, registered as NZ 3039. There is a bomb-bay in the undercarriage and there are 3 landing wheels (one under each wing and one at the tail). The fuselage has an aluminium-alloy monocoque structure and the propeller is 3-bladed. Each blade is painted black with yellow tips. The cockpit is accessed with a sliding Perspex panel and there is a radio mast behind the cockpit. The Kittyhawk is painted in camouflage colours with nose painted white. On each wing is a blue and white roundel. On each side of the fuselage is a yellow, blue and white roundel.
Other Name
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Acrylic/Perspex
Processed Material/Metal
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type
NZ3039 Maker's Number
Accession No
Credit Line
Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Circa 1942. Aircraft [Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk], 2004.298. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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