Aerial Placement

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  1. MichaelHenley

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    Just wondering where the aerial wires went on the P-40 and -38J. I normally put cotton string where they leave the wires and I don't have any idea where they go. It's just that there isn't anything potruding from either of them.
     
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    There are no visible aerial wires on the P-38J, nor any other model that I know of. We have an L model in our museum with no visible aerial wires.

    I have seen only one photo of a P-40 with an aerial wire. Different radio set than normal? I don't know for sure, but from what I have seen, I don't think the P-40 had visible aerial wires. I am by no means an expert on the P-40, though. Here is the one shot with an aerial wire.
     

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    Early P-40's had aerial wires from the fin to the wingtips.
     
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    P-38's had wires from the top of the fins to the canopy bracing. Both planes needed long aerials because the radios were lousy.
     
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    Aah! Okeydoke then.
     
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