Last revised June 12, 1999
P-36A Ser No 38-147 was fitted with new outer wing panels each housing
FOUR 0.30-in machine guns (a la Spitfire and Hurricane). The
fuselage-mounted 0.50-in gun was retained but rendered inoperable. As
such, the aircraft was redesignated XP-36E. The XP-36E was retired to
an Army mechanics' school in August of 1943.
Curtiss Aircraft, 1907-1947, Peter M Bowers, Naval Institute Press,
The Curtiss Hawk 75, Aircraft in Profile No. 80, Profile
Publications, Ltd. 1966
War Planes of the Second World War, Fighters, Volume Four, William
Green, Doubleday, 1961.
Air Enthusiast, Volume 1, William Green et al, Doubleday, 1971.