Used by Australia, Brazil (83),Britain, Canada, China (523), Egypt, France, Free French (74), Netherlands (59), New Zealand, South Africa, Soviet Union (2,430), Turkey, and the United States.
United States Army squadrons started to receive the P-40s in May 1940.
The famous shark mouth symbol that was painted on the Flying Tigers was actually first used by the Royal Air Force's Desert Air Force Squadron 112.
Used by General Chennault's Flying Tigers who shot down 286 Japanese planes with a loss of 23 Flying Tiger pilots. 100 of the Tomahawk IIBs were diverted from a order placed by the United Kingdom.
On December 7, 1941, there were 73 / 80 P-40 Warhawks destroyed by the Japanese. There were 107 P-40Bs and P-40Cs stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
End of War
There was only one group in service.
4,309 P-40s were delivered to Britain and Commonwealth countries.
Most of the Tomahawk Mk Is produced went to the Royal Air Force (RAF). 140 / 230 were taken over from an order placed by France. These were made into trainers.
The first models available under Lend Lease were the Kittyhawk IA model.
The RAF changed the P-40 Tomahawks to Warhawks.
In North Africa the No 112 Squadron first used the shark mouth markings made more famous by the Flying Tigers in China.
Australia received 163 Kittyhawk IAs in March 1942. These fought in New Guinea and northern Australia.
In late 1941 240 P-40s (170 originally sent to Britain) were shipped to the Soviet Union.
The P-40B first appeared in 1941.
The British first used the P-40B in combat in Africa.
The P-40D first appeared in May 1941. Most of the P-40D's that were produced were used by the RAF.
The P-40E was the first to see combat with United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in Europe and the Mediterranean.
These were used by Australia, Britain, China, South Africa, and the Soviet Union.