Titles: Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk No’s 1 and 2

The third most numerous US fighter of WW2, with over 15,000 delivered before production ended in 1944, the predecessor of the P-40 first flew in 1937. The initial USAAF order was at the time the largest ever single order for fighters. Exported to both the British and French air arms, later USAAF variants benefited from considerable development work carried out by Curtiss.

We offer two titles for the Curtiss P-40 which contain several flight manuals for one of the predecessors and various production versions of the Curtis P-40 Kittyhawk.  Each title is US$9.95. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • USAAF Handbook of Operating and Flight Instructions for the YP-37, T.O. No 01-25CC-1 dated 20-8-40, with approx 22 pages. The YP-37 was developed from the P-36 using the newly developed Allison V-1710 engine, Poor pilot view coupled with disappointing performance meant development was not proceeded with.
  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the Curtiss P-40D and P-40E, AN 01-25CF-1 dated 25-2-43 revised to 4-10-43, with approx 23 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Kittyhawk I, (equivalent to the P-40D), AP 2014A-PN, dated May 41 (2nd Ed), with approx 49 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • Manufacturers Pilot’s Handbook of Preliminary Operating Instructions for the P-40N dated 23-2-43, with approx 42 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot Training Manual for the P-40, with approx 92 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Tomahawk I (equivalent to the P-40B), AP 2013A-PN, dated 7/41 with approx 47 pages.