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ElAurens
11-16-2008, 05:24 PM
Chinese Air Force Lt. Yueh Kung-Cheng of the 27th. FS/5th. FG, China Air Combat Wing was credited with shooting down a Ki 43 during an escort mission to Hangkow, thus giving him the distinction of claiming the last air to air victory for the P40 Warhawk in WW2.

Not bad for an aircraft that some considered obsolete in 1942.

By this time the US 14th Air Force (formerly AVG) in China had been converted to P51s. (Mostly B/C models).

steiner562
11-16-2008, 05:40 PM
Bout time we had another p-40 lovin thread http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif,very intresting info El. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Divine-Wind
11-16-2008, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by steiner562:
Bout time we had another p-40 lovin thread http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif
My favorite aircraft!

MOAR PLZ

Skoshi Tiger
11-17-2008, 03:27 AM
A P-40 was also the last RAAF aircraft to be shot down in combat. P-40N-40 A29-1161 was shot down by Ground fire in the Sanga Sanga area on the 9th August 1945 (On the day they dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki).

P-40's were in action right up to the last days of the war. Maybe not very glamourous but useful way past it's obsolesence!

waffen-79
11-18-2008, 05:11 PM
P-40 a real macho plane, BE SURE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

WTE_Galway
11-18-2008, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Skoshi Tiger:
A P-40 was also the last RAAF aircraft to be shot down in combat. P-40N-40 A29-1161 was shot down by Ground fire in the Sanga Sanga area on the 9th August 1945 (On the day they dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki).

P-40's were in action right up to the last days of the war. Maybe not very glamourous but useful way past it's obsolesence!


Still in service with the Brazilian Air Force as late as 1958.

WOLFMondo
11-19-2008, 04:36 AM
I feel sorry for the guy in the ki43 in 1945. At least in the P40 you have a fighting chance.