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P-40 Warhawk Specifications. 

General Claire Chennault was the commander of this famous squadron "The Flying Tigers," which had tremendous odds against them in both the number of enemy's and the lack of parts for their little squadron stuck in nowhere China.   The P-40 came in several versions, the P-40C - Tomahawk, the P-40F, Kittyhawk II, and the P-40N, Kittyhawk IV, and the Warhawk.  These planes were manufactured by Curtiss Wright Corporation.  The engines varied from a 1040 hp Allison V-12 to a 1200 hp Allison V-12.  The maximum speed was 343 mph with an initial climb rate of 2,120 fpm for the N version.  the P-40 n weighed 6,700 lbs empty and 11,400 lbs max.  The length was 33' 4" Wingspan 37' 3.5" and the height was 12' 4"  The first flight of the P-40 was January 1940 with the experimental version the P-40 was flown in October 1939. 
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Summer of '42
Tigers Claws
Tigers Claws
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Stan Stokes. Ken Jernstedt, one of 39 Flying Tiger aces of World War II with 10½ confirmed victories, has just defeated a Japanese Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate." 16"x 11½"print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0007246
Price: $39.95
Scotty's Last Combat
Scotty's Last Combat
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Roy Grinnell. Col. Robert Scott, the first commander of the 23rd Fighter Group - successor to Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers - attacks a formation of Japanese bombers during his last combat mission, December 26, 1942. 30"x 24" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Brig. Gen. Scott.
#0070344
Price: $175.00
Tiger Sharks of China
Tiger Sharks of China
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Jim Laurier. The American Volunteer Group (AVG), or "Flying Tigers" as they came to be known, flew against the Japanese before the U.S. was officially involved in WWII. After their disbandment on July 4, 1942, the pilots of the AVG were allowed to continue flying if they joined the U.S. Army Air Force's 23rd Fighter Group. One such pilot, David Lee "Tex" Hill, is shown here standing in front of his Mustang with some of his ground crew at the airfield in Kweilin, China, after returning from a mission. 24"x 18" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and three members of the 23rd Fighter Group, including "Tex" Hill.
#0074403
Price: $125.00
Gotcha!
Gotcha!
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Paul Wollman. John Blackburn, R.T. Smith, and "Duke" Hedman - Flying Tigers of the 3rd Squadron, "Hell's Angels" - peel off to attack a formation of Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" bombers headed for a raid over Burma. This hand numbered, limited edition print measures 24"x 18".
#0070241
Price: $39.95
Tiger Pass
Tiger Pass
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Jim Laurier. David Lee "Tex" Hill flies his Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk through the hills of southwestern China, sporting perhaps the most recognizable of all WWII paint schemes: the famous shark face design of the "Flying Tigers." 27"x 19" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and Col. Tex Hill.
#0074401
Price: $225.00
The Old Exterminator
The Old Exterminator
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Sam Lyons. Robert Scott's P-40E sits at rest during a break in the action with the Flying Tigers in China. 22½"x 15" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and Brig. Gen. Scott.
#0076501
Price: $155.00
The Legend Begins
The Legend Begins
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Roy Grinnell. In their first World War II action, the AVG Flying Tigers - flying their distinctive P-40 Warhawks - attack Japanese bombers southeast of Kumming, China, on December 20, 1941. Limited edition 30"x 24" numbered print is signed by the artist and by 30 Flying Tigers including Tex Hill, Dick Rossi, Chuck Older, Peter Wright and Joe Rosbert.
#0070336
Price: $349.00
The Day I Owned the Sky
The Day I Owned the Sky
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Marc Stewart. Old Exterminator, the P-40 Warhawk flown by 22-victory ace Col. Robert L. Scott, Jr., the 23rd Fighter Group commander who went on to become a brigadier general, shoots down two Kawasaki Ki-48s in a single pass over Yunnan-Yi, China, on December 26, 1942. 24"x 18" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Scott.
#0071993
Price: $94.95
The Bite of the Tiger
The Bite of the Tiger
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Russell Smith. Col. Ed Rector, in his Flying Tigers P-40 Warhawk, attacks a Japanese Army convoy attempting to cross into China via the Burma Road. 33½"x 23½" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and Col. Rector.
#0070147
Price: $94.95
Solo Attack
Solo Attack
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Marii Chernev. Earning a Silver Star for this action, Lt. Philip Adair, in his 80th Fighter Group "Burma Banshees" P-40N, single-handedly attacks a force of twenty-four "Sally" bombers and thirty-five "Oscar" fighters headed for the American airfield at Nagaghuli, India, disrupting the formation before it reaches its target. 25"x 18" print.
#0075993
Price: $49.95
Flying Tigers Formation Flight Signed Photo
Flying Tigers Formation Flight Signed Photo
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This reprint of an authentic World War II color photograph captures the Flying Tigers in action over China. Signed by Aces David Lee "Tex" Hill and Robert Layher of the 2nd Squadron and J. Richard "Dick" Rossi of the 1st Squadron. 10"x 8" photo arrives ready to frame and includes a certificate of authenticity and full history.
#0070185
Price: $89.95
Shark Sighting
Shark Sighting
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John Shaw. Giving teeth to the Flying Tigers was Job One for the armorers who, on this day during the early months of World War II, are bore-sighting "Tex" Hill's P-40 on the firing range. This 37½"x 23" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by 11 of the original Flying Tigers, including Tex Hill who, we are sad to report, passed away on October 11th of this year.
#0072611
Price: $295.00
They Fought With What They Had
They Fought With What They Had
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John Shaw. Just days before the December, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Clark Field, Philippine Islands, P-40 Warhawks take off as a B-17 of the 19th Bomb Group stationed at Clark is readied for the day's practice mission. 37½"x 21¾" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by three veterans of the 19th Bomb Group, which flew the first American bombing missions of World War II.
#0072605
Price: $195.00
Flying Tigers 2nd Squadron Signed Photo
Flying Tigers 2nd Squadron Signed Photo
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This reprint of an authentic World War II photograph captures the 2nd Squadron flanking one of their shark-mouthed P-40s. Signed by three members of the 2nd including the recently deceased David Lee "Tex" Hill. 10"x 8" photo arrives ready to frame and includes a certificate of authenticity and a full history.

The other members that signed the B&W photo are Robert Keeton, Bob Layher, Dick Ross.

#0070184
Price: $89.95
Lighthouse Louie
Lighthouse Louie
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Heinz Krebs. P-40s of the 325th Fighter Group - the Checkertail Clan - led by their commander, Lt. Col. Gordon Austin flying "Lighthouse Louie," take out lighthouses on the North African coast, which were often used by the Germans as early warning observation posts. 23"x 19" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Gordon Austin.
#0076103
Price:
$125.00
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Heinz Krebs. P-40s of the 325th Fighter Group - the Checkertail Clan - led by their commander, Lt. Col. Gordon Austin flying "Lighthouse Louie," take out lighthouses on the North African coast, which were often used by the Germans as early warning observation posts. 23"x 19" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Gordon Austin.
P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 43
Molesworth. This book details the experiences of the American P-40 pilots of the Desert Air Force and Twelfth Air Force in the North African and Mediterranean theaters during WWII. A total of 16 USAAF squadrons flew the Warhawk in the MTO, claiming 592 Axis aircraft shot down. Individually, 16 pilots scored five or more kills, and it is their exploits that are featured here. 96 pages, 105 B&W photographs, 40 color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.

#0087237
Price:
$125.00
Desert Sharks
Desert Sharks
Heinz Krebs.
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P-40 Warhawks of the 325th Fighter Group, the "Checkertail Clan," attack a German tank column in the Tunisian desert during the defeat of Rommel's Afrika Korps in the spring of 1943. 37"x 26" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

#0076107
Price: $125.00
Too Little, Too Late
Too Little, Too Late
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Keith Ferris. Lt. Joe Moore, in his Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk at 22,000 feet over Clark Field, defends against Japanese attackers - including Saburo Sakai in his Zero pursing Lt. Sam Grashio in his P-40E - as war begins on December 8, 1941, in the Philippines. This 31½"x 25¼" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by all three pilots of the planes depicted.
#0007558
Price: $245.00
Summer of '42
Summer of '42

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John Shaw. Curtiss Tomahawk and P-40E Kittyhawk fighters of the legendary American Volunteer Group (AVG) - the Flying Tigers - return from a patrol near their base at Kweilin, China, in mid-1942. 39½"x 21" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by 16 members of the AVG.

#0072603

Price: $295.00
Haleiwa Scramble - Welch
Haleiwa Scramble - Welch
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Dan Zoernig. Minutes after taking off from Haleiwa Field, 2nd Lt. George Welch in his P-40B Warhawk joins the attack on a flight of Aichi Type 99 "Val" dive bombers en route to the Marine base at Ewa Field during Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Welch and his squadron mate, 2nd Lt. Kenneth M. Taylor (bottom in print), made two flights over Hawaii that day and were the first officially decorated U.S. heroes of World War II. 13"x 19" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071829
Price: $39.95
Haleiwa Scramble - Taylor
Haleiwa Scramble - Taylor
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Dan Zoernig. Flying a P-40B Tomahawk of the 47th Fighter Squadron stationed at Haleiwa Field, 2nd Lt. Kenneth M. Taylor downs an Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber en route to the Marine base at Ewa Field during Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Taylor and his squadron mate, 2nd Lt. George Welch, made two flights over Hawaii that day and were the first officially decorated U.S. heroes of World War II. Limited edition 13"x 19" print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071824
Price: $39.95
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
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Tony Weddel. The exploits of the A.V.G. (American Volunteer Group), also known as the Flying Tigers, are now legendary. During the brief time that the Flying Tigers defended China and Burma against the incursions of the Japanese, they racked up a high kill-to-loss ratio and the gratitude of a nation. Here we see a pair of Tigers downing a Japanese fighter over the winding Burma Road. 23"x 19" print.
#0008521
Price:
$19.95
Come On Banana!
Come On Banana!
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Dan Zoernig. It's June, 1943, and Sergente Maggiore Ennio Tarantola - who once sold bananas from a pushcart - shoots past in his Macchi C.202 Folgore while downing a P-40 Kittyhawk over the isle of Sardinia for his eighth aerial victory. 19"x 13" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071805
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One Off at Darwin
One Off at Darwin
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Randy Green. Capt. Andrew J. Reynolds of the 49th Fighter Group flies his P-40E Warhawk in defense of the port of Darwin, Australia in April 1942 after Japan won bases on Rabaul. 27¾"x 23" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and 49th FG ace Col. James "Duckbutt" Watkins.
#0007131
Price:
$64.95
Breakthrough at Cassino
Breakthrough at Cassino
Robert Bailey.
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A P-40 Warhawk flown by 1st Lt. Ralph Giovanniello and an A-36 Apache flown by Capt. Robert Johnson lead a formation from the 27th Fighter-Bomber Group over Cassino after attacking German defensive positions atop Monastery Hill in May, 1944. 33"x 21½" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by six Cassino veterans including Giovanniello and Johnson

#0070418
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Fighting Tigers
Robert Taylor. 
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Over the Hsiang Chiang river in southern China, August 5, 1944, the P-40s of the 75th and 16th Fighter Squadrons engage Nakajima fighters in a rolling dogfight. 500 S/N by artist and five of the pilots involved. 32"x 23½" print.
.....#0007730 $295.00
Combat Over New Guinea
Combat Over New Guinea
Nicolas Trudgian.
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A P-40E Kittyhawk flown by Dick Cresswell - the commanding officer of 77 Squadron, RAAF - tangles with a Japanese Zero over New Guinea in 1942. 16"x 13" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Cresswell.

#0077073
Price: $64.95
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Nicolas Trudgian. A P-40E Kittyhawk flown by Dick Cresswell - the commanding officer of 77 Squadron, RAAF - tangles with a Japanese Zero over New Guinea in 1942. 16"x 13" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Cresswell.

Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth Thomas. Lend-lease P-40s became the staple fighters in several conflicts, flying with RAF, Australian and other squadrons in North Africa, the Middle East and Far East. Although often outperformed by enemy aircraft, many pilots enjoyed success. This book charts the careers of the men who "made ace" in these often underestimated fighters. 112 pages, 116 B&W photographs, 40 color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.

#0087265
Price: $64.95
Tiger!
Tiger!
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Jack Fellows. This unique "Electric Art" framed print depicts Robert T. Smith of the First American Volunteer Group, "The Flying Tigers," in his original P-40C number 77, 3rd Squadron. Dramatic as it is, what makes this print extra special are the two mini light bulbs on the wings and L.E.D. lights on the fuselage that actually light up! Truly a fun and unique piece. 36"x 20" print is powered by an included AC adaptor and arrives ready to hang.
#0070199
Price: $99.95
Tiger!
Jack Fellows. 
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Robert T. Smith of the First American Volunteer Group, "The Flying Tigers," in his original P-40C, number 77, 3rd Squadron. 36"x 20¼" print.
.....#0007761 $39.95
Somewhere in China
Somewhere in China
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Dan Zoernig. Displaying its menacing shark's mouth nose art, a P-40C Warhawk of the 3rd Squadron "Hell's Angels," American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers, awaits its next mission. 19"x 13" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071832
Price: $39.95
America Strikes Back
America Strikes Back
Robert Taylor.
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This dramatic print shows USAAF pilot Ken Taylor in his P-40, with George Welch in close company, bringing down his second Japanese Val on December 7, 1941. In the background, pillars of smoke rise from Hangar 6 housing the naval float planes and from the up-turned battleship Oklahoma. 30"x 23" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist, Brig. Gen. Ken Taylor and four other distinguished pilots. Includes a FREE commemorative poster.

#0007045
Price: $319.00
Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2
Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2
Thomas Tullis.
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This profile view of Charles Older's P-40 depicts his famous Flying Tigers paint scheme and features a brief biographical statement about this AVG double-ace. 17"x 11" giclée print is signed by the artist.

#0070501
Price: $24.95
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Thomas Tullis.
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This profile view of Col. Robert L. Scott's fighter depicts his famous Flying Tigers paint scheme from July 1942, when he commanded Claire Chennault's 23rd Fighter Group. Also features a brief biographical statement about this AVG leader. 17"x 11" giclée print is signed by the artist.

#0070504
Price: $24.95
Old Exterminator
Old Exterminator
Robert Scott
Ernie Boyette.
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Signed by Col. Robert Scott, author of God is My Co-Pilot, this limited edition print features a profile-view of his P-40 with the famed Flying Tigers markings. Known as the "One Man Air Force" because of his countless successful missions in Old Exterminator, he flew over 100,000 miles and nearly 500 hours of combat. Print measures 24"x 18" and is also signed by the artist.

#0007072
Price:
$79.95
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Data Poster
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Data Poster
Ted Williams.
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This fact-filled poster includes a large three-view drawing of the Warhawk; illustrations of significant P-40s including aircraft from the Flying Tigers, the Aleutian Tigers and the Burma Banshees; aircraft specifications; and brief commentary on the Warhawk's development and features. It's as informative as it is decorative! 24"x 18".

#0070757
Price:
$19.95
USAAC/USAF Fighters Throw
USAAC/USAF Fighters Throw
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Trace the evolution of the U.S. Army Air Corps' - and later the U.S. Air Force's - finest aircraft with this throw featuring 15 aircraft including a P-26A, an F-104 Starfighter, a P-40C Tomahawk, an F-4C Phantom and an F-16 Falcon. The richly detailed woven images commemorate these fine aircraft and pay tribute to all those who flew them. 48"x 60" throw; 100% cotton.
#0067003
Price:
$59.95

 

Aviation Art Prints measure approx.12"x16.5"(297mm x 420mm) and are printed on 240gsm card.

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