P-40B/C Kittyhawk or Warhawk?

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    What is the correct designation for the P-40 B and C models in U.S. service?
    Was it Kittyhawk or was it Warhawak? Or was it just Hawk?

    I know the later models were called Warhawks
    I know the British called some models Kittyhawks

    Also What calibre guns did the P-40B/C have? All 30 cal or did the early model P-40B/C have a mix of both 30 and 50 Cal machine guns?

    ALOHA
    and thanks in advance for any information about this?
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    P-40 Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.

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    P-40B - 2x12,7mm (.50) MGs at the top of the engine cowling, 4x7,62mm (.30) MGs in wings. The RAF Tomahawk Mk.IIA - 2x12,7mm (.50) MGs and 4x7.7mm (.303) British MGs in wings.

    P-40C and the RAF Tomahawk Mk.IIB - 2x12,7mm (.50) MGs at the top of the engine cowling, 4x7,62mm (.30) MGs in wings.
     
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