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P-40 Warhawks of the 23rd FG by markkarvon P-40 Warhawks of the 23rd FG by markkarvon
This is another version or the P-40 piece. The other one is for a client; this one is for myself.
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:iconlawntig3r:
lawntig3r Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Time to zoom and boom some zeros. Thanks for making this man.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Godspeed, Warriors.
You secured Freedom and your place in history as "Patriots".
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RenerDeCastro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Flying Tigers ftw!
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
These are P-40 Mk III or later. You can tell by the flattened nose cowl, the large chin radiator, and the fact it has six wing guns.

The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), which became known as the Flying Tigers, flew P-40B's. The P-40B had a much smaller chin rad, an OVAL nose cowl, two nose-mounted .50's and two wing-mounted .303's.
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springheel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I LOVEE P-40s!
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GeneralHuff Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My all time favorite plane growing up... the P-40 "Flying Tigers."
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jackherler Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
The Flying Tigers
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:iconblackhedgehog13:
Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Arn't these the Famous Flying Tigers
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:icontygerstryke:
TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
No. These are P-40e's. You can tell by the flattened nose cowl, the large chin radiator, and the fact it has six wing guns.

The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), which became known as the Flying Tigers, flew P-40B's. The P-40B had a much smaller chin rad, an OVAL nose cowl, two nose-mounted .50's and two wing-mounted .303's.
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Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
ah
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Wowee, these look like photo's, and I mean that as the highest compliment :) :heart: :wow:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Thelma. I was going for more a photographic type look on this one.
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I think your work is amazing, and you're more than welcome :heart:
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Digital Artist
In the pacific front these planes were kind of weak against the jap Zeros which were gunned with 4 heavy cannons. As far as i remember p-40s had only light guns.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
the P-40B of the 1st AVG (American Volunteer Group), the famous Flying Tigers, were armed with two .50s in the nose and four .30 or .303 guns in the wings.
However Karvon is correct in the fact that once the pilots figured things out, the P-40B Tomahawk was a VICIOUS dogfighter you could not roll, dive, or stall-turn with. Even with the Zero's four 13mm cannon, the P-40 was hard to kill once its pilot learned the craft.
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes you are right. It was very hard for me to shoot down a zero in the famous simulation "IL-2 Srutmovik: Pacific Figters" in the Pearl harbour campaign with P-40. Although I manage to get tons of hits on the zero (I play on full simulation settings and I am not a bad pilot) if you can't hit the fuel tank or the engine zero would recieve no apparent damage at all. And if another zero would get behind you while you are trying to get a fatal hit on the fuel tank, you are literally dead after you recieve one or two hits from zero's cannons anywhere on your P-40. Although I managed to shoot down many zeros with P-40 sometimes I just can't get that lucky fuel tank shot and eventually end up wasting all my ammo on a single zero with no result. My favorite WWII fighters always have cannons: Spitfire MkV, Bf-109 Friedrich and A6M2.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
My suggestion is to use the P-40s strengths: Diving, rolling, and (if you can pull it off) stall-turning.
A stall-turn is when you throttle back to almost landing speed, skid your craft and throttle up at the same time. The P-40 in real life could snap a 180 in this manner and ambush any ambusher.
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes I am sure my frustiration with P-40 is because I don't know the strengths of the aircraft. Thanks for the tips!
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Digital Artist
*IL-2 Sturmovik*
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the Zero was a great airplane in a class of it's own at the start of the war. The P-40 was good if flown using the right tactics for the airplane.
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laurichg Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The AVG in China used them to great effect once they developed the tactics to take advantage of the heavy armor and the zero's total lack of armor. The kill ratio was stunning. I think I'll fave this one as well.
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Rishnai Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Oh, my god, they're NOT photos. *hurries off to update devwatch*
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Digital Artist
lol
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No, they didn't have that.
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suigintou-ml Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
they haven`t got any chinese emblem in the rudder?
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