Stargazer2006 said:Curtiss "H-" designations indicate the Hawk series starting with the XP-36, going through the P-40 KITTYHAWK, TOMAHAWK and WARHAWK series, all the way down to the XP-46. They are divided into H-75, H-81 and H-87 usually, and I don't recall there being an H-83 in the lot, though the airplane in the picture is obviously a P-40 derivative. I'll check this out later tonight and let you know about it.
Er... not a good idea, Jens, I split it out back to a separate topic for the "fakes" section. There is more than enough authentic and valuable information in the Curtiss designations thread not to have this stuff get in the way... :-\Jemiba said:The old thread "Curtiss H-83 ? ? ? ?" was merged with this thread.