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tonydp72 04-23-2016 08:29 AM

A naval Warhawk?
I found these rare and amazing photos showing Curtiss P-40 Warhawk on the deck or operating on aircraft carriers. There was a naval version of this fighter? To see the photos, visit the link below:

Aviação em Floripa: Curtiss P-40 em Porta-Aviões

Best Regards!

Planecrazy 04-23-2016 02:23 PM

Re: A naval Warhawk?
These were P-40s transported to North Africa, some being launched from aircraft carriers as part of Operation Torch, the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942.

Doing an internet search on Operation Torch bill bring you up all the information you want.

YOWguy 04-23-2016 02:26 PM

Re: A naval Warhawk?
I believe it was done to keep the carriers a safe distance away and let the fighters fight their way in if necessary.

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