No. 2612. Curtiss H81 P-40
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 95

Curtiss H81 P-40

15/01/2007. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Studying the original photo have led to the conclusion that this photo is a fake, and the aircraft was previously erroneously identified as a RAF Kittyhawk and as French H81A-1.

It is a heavily retouched photo of an USAAC P-40 to represent a French Hawk 81A-1. The French aircraft that were ready before France was at war show bare metal finish except for the French tricolor and aircraft data on the rudder."

Thanks to Ian Dunster, Dennis van Brussel and Steve Donacik for their input.

Created May 12, 2003