P-40 aircraft peeling off, diving, and performing aerobatics in flight over Hawaii.
Hawaii USA Date:1941 Duration:57 sec Sound:Yes
Views of 18 U.S. Army Curtiss-Wright P-40B aircraft (sometimes termed Tomahawk or Warhawk, though Warhawk properly applies to later variants than these) from Pursuit Squadrons at Wheeler Field, in formation flight over Hawaii. They are filmed from an airborne B-17D Flying Fortress. The P-40s peel off, one at a time. One P-40 performs aerobatics, executing two rapid rolls for the camera. During those rolls it is evident that, in addition to fuselage insignia, the aircraft displays national insignia only on its lower right and its upper left wings, in accordance with a scheme adopted in February, 1941.
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