Shift to the Allies
The Messerschmitt Bf 110s were next to wear the sharkmouth design in great numbers, although it was an unfortunate choice, writes Ward, "as the Bf 110 was more often a victim than a predator." But at this point the design jumped over to the Allies: As a result of clashes between the Bf 110s and Gladiators of No. 112 Squadron over Greece and Crete, writes Ward, No. 112 Squadron eventually marked its Curtiss Tomahawks with the sharkmouth, a design well suited to the contours of the P-40.