The rugged P-40 with it’s Flying Tigers shark-toothed paint scheme may very well be the world’s most recognized image of an American Word War II fighter aircraft. Yet, the P-40 with all of its fame, still remains misunderstood even today. It was called underpowered by some who perhaps, were quick to judge and never understood its true potential. But if you look at this aircraft, and the facts that surround it, you will see quite a different story. One fact that cannot be overlooked is, when in the hands of Colonel Chennault, commander of the AVG (American Volunteer Group), his then controversial hit and run tactics ended up giving that group the worlds highest kill ratio which is still not matched to date. It was not without its flaws, but when you compare the technologies and performance against aircraft being developed by other nations at that time, you will see quite a remarkable aircraft.
Part of the secret of the P-40 was in it’s rugged Allison engine and its high dive speeds. Some squadrons pushed it’s capabilities well beyond it’s official limits in combat. This high power matched with an airframe that held onto energy better than the Japanese counterparts, meant an experienced pilot could command the fight. He could decide when to engage and when to escape. When we read about Middle East and Australian squadrons over-boosting their Allison engines, we couldn’t wait to Accu-Sim this bird and experience it ourselves. This resulted in us digging even deeper into not just the function of this engine at such high power levels, but the sound. Additionally, other systems like the P-40’s unique hydraulics required us to take our Accu-Sim to yet another level of detail. You may notice when a fighter raises it’s gear, the gear sometimes comes up at different times. Instead of us simply and without condition, telling the aircraft to raise the gear one leg at a time, we decided to dig deeper and create the entire underlying system, allowing whatever behaviours be the result of actual systems at work. In fact, this is the philosophy behind Accu-Sim from the start. Build it right, and enjoy the experience. When looking to the construction, the newest modelling and advanced material-making techniques results in an aircraft that you can just spend not just minutes but hours admiring the beauty of the shape and look of the aircraft. Together, with professionally recorded sounds and physics, the end result is the sense of having a complete, real, majestic, raw, flying machine stuffed inside your computer. We hope you enjoy your new beautiful bird, and hope you learn to fly and treat her well.
Ladet Pierre (verified owner) –
Sorry but i donc understand how to download and launch the game, it’s horrible
Lewis – A2A –
post on the support forums and we can help get you up and flying. Additionally the manual is found under your windows star menu >> A2A Simulations.
Lewis – A2A Simulations
rayshuffler0 (verified owner) –
wonderful, sounds greats, operates to the books, high recommend for war plane people, i just wished the guns work
Kenneth Milsom (verified owner) –
Love it.. I also would love the guns to work. 🙂
Ernesto Porras (verified owner) –
I instaled the software like instructions. I could´t see the plane nor the instruments. An error appear when i try to change the plane “Visual Model Could not be displayed. Curtiss P-40 AVG- Robert T. Smith”. I hope you can find the problem. I need buy the Cessna 172 Trainer.
Lewis – A2A –
post on the support forums and we can help get you up and flying. Additionally the manual is found under your windows start menu >> A2A Simulations.
Lewis – A2A Simulations
Ronald Wansor –
the P-40 Warhawk is best plane I have had for my simulator in a long time.I would recommend this plane to anybody who loves WW2 Planes,it sounds great and it is a fast and high preforming plane.
Joe Coppock (verified owner) –
Wow what a plane! She feels dangerous. If you mistreat her she’ll let you know about it. Stop paying attention for a moment fiery ball of hell no on your hands.
John Turner (verified owner) –
I’ve been flying the P-40 since it was released. I’ve never had a problem with it. I recently flew it from from Montana to Alaska and back, and continued to New York and on to Florida, over to Texas and home to Montana. It is a hands-on aircraft and very fun to fly.
Eduardo Arosemena (verified owner) –
Nice plane! 🙂
Tomas Linnet (verified owner) –
Great but very manual plane to fly, nothing like the “automated” P-51. As always great looking both inside the cockpit and on the outside. Sounds are very good and the Accu-Sim package make sure that all flights are a bit different.
5 out of 5 from me.
Enjoy your flight!
Fabian Boß (verified owner) –
It’s perfect. Visually stunning, great sound, realistic systems and flight characteristics. I installed it almost a year ago and its still a joy to use.
Thank you for your generosity! It’s greatly appreciated and won’t be forgotten! I just got the P-47 and i’m sure more will follow =)
daniel gonzalez (verified owner) –
estos son los mejores aviones para un simulador