P-40 Warhawk Test Firing it's .50 Cal Machine Guns

Ray I.
by Ray I.

Remember our past post about the P-51 Mustang test firing it’s six 50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns? I stumbled upon a few pretty cool videos showing some Curtiss P-40 Warhawks test firing their .50 caliber machine guns as well, this time with blanks. The P-40 first flew in 1938 and was used until the end of WWII. While it didn’t perform as well as the more popular P-51 Mustangs it was the third most produced American fighter right after the P-51 and the P-47 Thunderbolt. I’ve always liked the look of the P-40, especially with the Flying Tigers shark face paint scheme.

Here’s another P-40 test firing it’s guns in New Zealand.

And another video from New Zealand of a few P-40s firing their guns in flight, with blanks of course. I’d like to see something like this at air shows more often.

Ray I.
Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.Shoot me an email at ray.i@staff.thefirearmblog.com

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  • Tothe Tothe on Sep 12, 2015

    Modding a model P-40 for Warhamer 40,000 as an Ork dakkajet. *Awaits charges of heresy*

    • Joanne Susan Hosea Joanne Susan Hosea on Sep 13, 2015

      @Tothe Whaw ... whaw ... whaw! My heart bleeds for the likes of you, selfish sob (son of a bitch or bastard) that you are. Get real!

  • JCitizen JCitizen on Sep 13, 2015

    Too cool! Now I know what it must have been like for ground personnel to witness firing aircraft! Watching the Battle for Briton was amazing I bet!