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"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
P-40F-10 Warhawk
General characteristics
1 personCrew
4.2 tTake-off weight
3.30 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
Packard V-1650-1Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
819 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 686 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 3
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 290 / 2 873/2 410 / 3 024/810 / 1 016Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png170 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American fighter P-40F-10. For other uses, see P-40 (Family).


GarageImage P-40F-10.jpg

The P-40F-10 Warhawk is a rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB) and 2.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 5,029 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
584 568 11 000 21.5 22.0 6.1 6.1 350
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,029 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
646 615 11 000 18.7 20.0 17.3 9.6 350


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
819 300 645 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< 420 < 380 < 420 > 340
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,733 m 1,260 hp 1,584 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,400 m 1,175 hp 1,477 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 3 mm Steel plate in front of oil cooling system.
  • 8 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The P-40F-10 is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (281 rpg = 1,686 total)

Suspended armament

The P-40F-10 can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • Without load
  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs

Usage in battles

The P-40F-10 performs similarly to the P-40E-1, although it is neither as fast (at lower altitudes) or a better turning time. It has exactly the same armament as the E-1 but it does excel in one thing: bomber killing and fighter bombing.

Bomber hunting

Try to climb to around 10,000 ft early game as your Warhawk does not climb amazingly fast, but once you get up there, you can demolish anything that hovers at that altitude, which tend to be bombers as they don't like being intercepted by low flying fighters.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe FSBC mk.1
III Wings Repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover FMBC mk.1

Pros and cons


  • Good survive-ability
  • Good energy retention in a dive


  • Engine prone to overheating
  • Like the previous iteration of the P-40, does not do well in a turn fight


Although early P-40s were equipped with one of the most powerful inline engines available to the American aircraft industry at the time, it quickly became apparent that even that wasn’t enough. Due to its advanced and robust design, it’s no secret that the P-40 was a relatively heavy aircraft for its type, resulting in power-to-weight issues which would never be fully solved. Nonetheless, Curtiss engineers continued tweaking and improving the design in all aspects, trying to lessen the drawbacks of high weight and insufficient power.

In 1940, the American Packard Motor Car Company acquired a licence to manufacture the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, in an effort to satisfy the growing demand of the British aviation industry. Additionally, the licence gave American engineers access to a more powerful engine at a time where similar U.S. engines were not available. Naturally, Curtiss engineers didn’t waste any time outfitting the P-40 with the brand new licence-built Merlin engine, resulting in the creation of the P-40F. Besides the internal engine upgrade, some external changes were also applied to the aircraft. For instance, the tail section of the fuselage was lengthened in an effort to counter the negative effects of strong engine torque on take-off and landing experienced on earlier modifications. With the changes applied, serial production of the new P-40F was scheduled to begin in 1942. As the British and Commonwealth air forces were particularly keen on a Merlin-engined P-40 variant, they were also the first ones to receive the new P-40Fs as early as summer of the same year.

Despite the British and Commonwealth forces receiving the P-40Fs first, the majority of the 1,300 manufactured machines served with units of the USAAF in the Mediterranean theatre. By the end of the Mediterranean campaign in late 1943, the P-40F had successfully proven the value of the applied changes by presenting itself as a more than capable air superiority fighter, when matched up against previously superior Axis counterparts such as the Bf 109F/G and M.C. 202/205. During its service in the Mediterranean, experienced pilots, applying the right tactics showed that the Warhawk could no longer be considered the underdog, but instead an equal at very least.

Interesting: The Soviet Union received P-40 fighters under the lend-lease program; they were considered to be aircraft with medium efficiency but were quite durable. Lieutenant Alexei Khlobystov in one battle conducted two successful rams and after that encounter, the pilot and his “Kittyhawk” returned to the airfield!

- From Devblog


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USA fighters
P-26 Peashooter  P-26A-33 · P-26A-34 · P-26A-34 M2 · P-26B-35
P-36 Hawk  P-36A · Rasmussen's P-36A · P-36C · P-36G
P-39 Airacobra  P-400 · P-39N-0 · P-39Q-5
P-40  P-40C · P-40E-1 · P-40F-10
P-43 Lancer  P-43A-1
P-47 Thunderbolt  P-47D-25 · P-47D-28 · P-47M-1-RE · ⋠P-47M-1-RE · P-47N-15
P-51 Mustang  P-51 · P-51A (Thunder League) · P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30 · P-51H-5-NA
P-63 Kingcobra  P-63A-5 · P-63A-10 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra
Prototypes  XP-55
F2A Buffalo  F2A-1 · Thach's F2A-1 · F2A-3
F3F  F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2
F4F Wildcat  F4F-3 · F4F-4
F4U Corsair  F4U-1A · F4U-1A (USMC) · F4U-1D · F4U-1C · F4U-4 · F4U-4B · F4U-4B VMF-214
F6F Hellcat  F6F-5 · F6F-5N
F8F Bearcat  F8F-1 · F8F-1B
Other countries  ▃Ki-43-II · ▃Ki-61-Ib · ▃A6M2 · ▃Bf 109 F-4 · ▃Fw 190 A-8 · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc