Kittyhawk for Lucky 13

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    P-40N A29-572 served with No.78 Squadron on Noemfoor Island in late 1944. The scheme is based on a photo showing Sgt. D A Smyth about to take off on a dive bombing mission. The “Lucky 13” was written as a temporary marking, possibly for one mission. The cowling with “Watch my form” has been photographed on more than one P-40 and has pale blue lower surfaces. Modellers may add lighter pink highlights to the womans body. Spinner is white with a black cap.
     

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    One of my favourite P-40's :cool: Here she is on another Kittyhawk.
     

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    #5 ozhawk40, May 18, 2011
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    Here she is being touched up.

    Note the now permanent 'Lucky 13' and shading to the body. Different letter font and no exclamation.

    Well actually, that's a completely different rendition. WhatdoyouthinkAndy?

    Cheers
     

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    You know, if she was holding a drink she'd be perfect for the Ole boy!
     
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    Nice chaps! Now I just need the decals! :lol:
     
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    Somebody is probably making them if there were that many different renditions of it Lucky.:)
     
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    No excuse Jan!
     

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    Interesting Pete. The pic I posted shows HU-N which was the second aircraft to carry the nose art after A29-527 bellied in. They simply swaped the cowl panel over. Your pic possibly shows a third aircraft??
     
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    Just had a look at a doco I own where this aircraft is seen, however it is too far away to make out any details!:|
     

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    #12 ozhawk40, May 19, 2011
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    Well A29-572 was the second aircraft to carry the cowl. Here's a pic of the first from History of RAAF No.78 Kittyhawk Fighter Squadron page 2

    It's been reported that the pic you posted was of A29-558, so the new rendition was possibly a forth. The Lucky 13 tag was proving anything but! Incidentally the next aircraft in the lineup is 'Black Magic' HU-E A29-575, another famous RAAF P-40.

    Cheers

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    Cool stuff guys. I agree that Jan has to make a model of it...
     
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    Just in 1/32, no 1/48? :( :lol:
     
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    Ventura do the decal set in 48 as well 32 - so no problems there. Cheers.
     
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    Pete, do you know the serial number for "Hot Stuff"?
     
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    Hot Stuff was coded HU-U and serial A29-574. There's a decal set for this one made by Aussie Decals/ Novascale.
     
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    #19 ozhawk40, May 22, 2011
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    Hot Stuff was coded HU-U and serial A29-574. There's a decal set for this one made by Aussie Decals/ Novascale. The decal set has it coded HU-Q, but I have a photo confirming HU-U. Could have changed at some point.
     
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    Thanks for the info Pete, looks like a "U" on the cowling to me. Any chace you could post the picture?
     
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