The Curtiss Kittyhawk, or P40 as it was often referred to, was an all metal American design for fighter and ground attack duties, first flying in 1938. It remained in front line service until the end of the war. Production ceased in 1944. Nearly 14,000 of the type had been built at the Curtiss-Wright production factory at Buffalo New York. It was in fact, no match for the Luftwaffe ME 109 and Focke-Wulfe FW 190 fighters at higher altitudes as a result of it only having a single stage super charger. It did however play an important part in several theatres of war such as North Africa, the South West Pacific, and China.
Artist signed limited edition of 500 giclee prints - image size 18" x 10", overall size 20" x 14½"