Two pilots stand in front of a P-40 airplane at the Curtiss Aircraft Company in Buffalo, NY. The pilots are H. Lloyd Child, Curtiss’ chief test pilot (at left) and apparently a USAAF major (at right). They are performing acceptance flight tests on new planes during World War II. Another pilot is in the cockpit of the plane behind them. A P-40 is seen taxiing rapidly on the ramp near the Curtiss hangars at the Buffalo Airport. A shiny P-40 being taxied. The first P-40 takes off and climbs out with landing gear extended. The shiny one does likewise. The first P-40 is seen circling high overhead, with landing gear still extended. Next, it is seen over the runway on final approach, about to land. Curtiss employees move aircraft parts in an open stake truck, next to a building, in the foreground.
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