P-40's on the deck?

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  1. pampa14

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    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


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    Not particularly rare - these are a series of photos taken during the launch of P-40s during 'Operation Torch'.
    The aircraft were launched off the coast, to eventually land on forward airstrips behind the beach head. As far as I'm aware, there wasn't a 'navalised' version of the P-40, the ones shown being USAAC aircraft.
     
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    Airframes is correct. This was the embarkation of the USAMEF in July 1942. P40Fs, probably from the 66th Pursuit Squadron were deployed to Tunisia from a carrier group offshore.
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    The shots of solid tan P-40s are the 57th FG, which launched 72 a/c from USS Ranger (CV 4) on July 19, 1942 enroute to the Middle-east.
     
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