- The P-40 is most widely known as the aircraft of the Flying Tigers, aka the American Volunteer Group (AVG), who began fighting the Japanese in China during the early days of the Pacific war.
- The P-40 was not as maneuverable as the aircraft types flown by the Japanese.
- The P-40 was built in a number of variants, sold to several foreign air forces, and operated under a plethora of names.
- It was known as the Warhawk to the USAAF, while the British Commonwealth countries called the early versions Tomahawks and the later versions Kittyhawks. A number served with the SovietAir Force, under the lend-lease program.
- The aircraft served in all theaters of WW2.
- Purchased by Edward Maloney in 1960 and restored to flight by Planes of Fame Air Museum in 1980.