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Old 04-23-2016, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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:


AviaÁ„o em Floripa: Curtiss P-40 em Porta-Aviűes


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Old 04-23-2016, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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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