View Full Version : A naval Warhawk?

04-23-2016, 06:36 AM
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:


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04-24-2016, 10:51 AM
No. I think it's been covered here before, but these planes were embarking to North Africa and were USAAF fighters that were to take off from the carrier and land on captured French Armée de l'air de Vichy aerodromes after they had been secured...

04-24-2016, 10:54 AM
More info:

On 23 February 1943, during Operation Torch, the pilots of the 58th FG flew 75 P-40Ls off the aircraft carrier USS Ranger to the newly captured Vichy French airfield, Cazas, near Casablanca, in French Morocco. The aircraft resupplied the 33rd FG and the pilots were reassigned.[67]