Curtiss P40e Kittyhawk



Taken at Ardmore, 21 January, 1998. The engine partially uncowled from the starboard side. For all the flak its taken from techno-historians, the V-1710 is a nice piece of engineering for its time. It dates from 1930, and development continued right through World War II - that means it preceded engines like the RR Merlin by a few years, and some authors still rate it as a better engine. For you modellers - the set-up seems basically symmetrical, but there is also an image showing the port side.

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