In production since 1940, the prewar P-40 “Tomahawk” was the primary front-line USAAF fighter when the Second World War began. It was relegated to second line status by late 1942, when the P-40 “Kittyhawk,” and subsequent variant the “Warhawk,” emerged. These fought in every theater of war until being replaced by more advanced models. The P-40 aircraft is famous for its response to desperate actions, such as the Pearl Harbor defense of December 7, 1941, AVG use in China with the Flying Tigers, and the North Africa fight against Rommel. The P-40 is firmly established as the definitive early war American combat aircraft. Over 200 pilots from 7 nations became Aces flying the P-40.
The Collings Foundation worked with California Aerofab to put the final touches on a very special TP-40N Warhawk. We anticipate this plane will be finished in the spring of 2019. Once complete, the legendary fighter will join the national Wings of Freedom Tour.
This is a full dual cockpit / dual control TP-40N (‘T’rainer ‘P’ursuit) Warhawk. People of every experience level, from no flight training to professional pilots, can get flight instruction in this immaculate Warhawk. Just like the Grand Champion TF-51D Mustang, the Warhawk travels with the B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell to over one hundred stops across the United States. Check the Wings of Freedom Tour schedule on our website for a list of locations where you can see, and receive flight instruction in this beautiful new TP-40N Warhawk.