Exhaust pipe reality?

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  1. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

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    Any help here would be much appreciated...

    I have been revisited the P-40E, and spent a good amount of time getting the exhaust pipes just perfect - only to find that every one else does them different! :evil:

    So... I think mine are right according to photos of actual aircraft... but am I missing something? Was there a 'switch over' to the 'round' from the 'flat' and does anyone know more about it? :?:
     

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    Being a sad old gi....bloke !...I've got some shots I'll put on when I'm back home from work that might help you. Check back later this eve !
     
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    here are 4 different p40's exhaust from Geneso 2008
     

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    Nice pics PB !

    Clave...just for you, I've even include a shot taken at Oskhosh back 05, showing both types side by side to just to 'un-clarify' the matter even more !.

    It should be possible to confirm A/C No's of those two Hawks and see when they where manufactured, to see if that helps your query ?

    I think all thats missing from your profiles are the ubiquitous tennis ball exhaust bungs !

    Nice work, keep it up
     

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    Great pictures everyone! Thank you. 8)

    Now I can see that there are two types, which makes me even more curious in a way - I know this is the case on Spitfires too, but it seems that every colour profile I have seen has the 'round' type, but the black-and-white plans show the 'flat' type, which matches the photos 99% of the time...

    OK - I have trawled through the drawings and found four types, so here's a *definitive* list:

    P-40 Exhausts:

    P-40A: Round (tilted up)

    Tomahawk IIA: Flat (tilted up)

    Tomahawk IIA: Round (tilted up)

    P-40C: Round (tilted up)

    Tomahawk IIB: Round (tilted up)

    P-40D: Round (straight back)

    P-40E: Flat (straight back)

    P-40F: Flat (straight back)

    P-40K: Flat (straight back)

    P-40M: Flat (straight back)

    P-40N: Flat (straight back)

    So, there you have it (until disproved)

    I will get back to my profiling now, happy in the knowledge that I might be right - at least for the time being... :confused:
     
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