About This File
SF2 WW2 PTO RNZAF P-40E/K/M/N Kittyhawk Pack
A total of 301 P-40s were allocated to the RNZAF under Lend-Lease, for use in the Pacific Theater, although four of these were lost in transit. The aircraft equipped 14 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Squadron, 19 Squadron and 20 Squadron.
RNZAF P-40K/N/M squadrons were successful in air combat against the Japanese between 1943 and 1944 (RNZAF P-40E never saw combat). Their pilots claimed 100 aerial victories in P-40, whilst losing 20 aircraft in combat. Geoff Fisken, the highest scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific, flew P-40s with 14 Squadron, although half of his victories were claimed with the Brewster Buffalo.
The overwhelming majority of RNZAF P-40 victories were scored against Japanese fighters, mostly Zeroes. Other victories included Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers. The only confirmed twin engine claim, a Ki-21 "Sally" (misidentified as a G4M "Betty") fell to Fisken in July 1943
From late 1943 and 1944, RNZAF P-40s were increasingly used against ground targets, including the innovative use of naval depth charges as improvised high-capacity bombs. The last front line RNZAF P-40s were replaced by Vought F4U Corsairs in 1944. The ex combat P-40s joined the P-40E in New Zealand OCU Squadrons relegated to use as advanced pilot trainers.
The name Kittyhawk was generally retained throughout the aircraft's' service with the RNZAF, even when the later models' official name was Warhawk.
Included are 4 Royal New Zealand Air Force specific aircraft with a total of 11 skins.
- P-40E Kittyhawk RNZAF
- P-40K Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF
- P-40M Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF
- P-40N Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF
INSTILATION: Drop files into your mods folders, override when prompted.
NOTE: Has only been tested/used in a merged install of ALL SF2 titles
What's New in Version 1.2
- P-40M/N FM corrected and destroyed.LOD/ textures added.
- 1.1 •Missing P-40K Camo Scheme tail fin flash decal added.