P-40 in the Aleutians, Alaska

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    #1 tac-67, Oct 24, 2009
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    Just sharing a photo I recently added to my modest collection. Notice the cover over the chin scoop. Sorry about the size. How do I adjust that anyways? Enjoy!
     

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    Nice shot...some great detail there...
     
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    Cool. Can never have too many P-40 pics!
     
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    Nice shot!
     
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    Nice photo, thanks for posting it.
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    Beautiful!

    If you have MS Paint you can select "Image", then "Stretch Skew" and resize it that way.
     
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    Great pic! Thanks for sharing Tac!

    -Arlo
     
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    Nice Pic ! I never saw this one before.
     
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    On a side note more then a few of the USAAF P40's were flown by RCAF pilots as they were trained P40 pilots and available
     
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    Some heavy-duty weathering around that wing root and landing gear fairing
     
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    Very interesting photo.:thumbleft: Thank you for sharing Tac.:cool:
     
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    Thats an interesting pic !. I've attached a pic I took at Flying Legends back in 2007 of a P40 with an Aleutian colour scheme for comparison that raises a few questions from me that may not all be attributable to differences in the marks....

    Interesting to note on the old picture....
    Is that a complete 'leather ?' shroud over the exhaust stubs (looks like a small grab string at each end to pull out the stub 'caps ?.

    Lack of 'cooling ?' panel immediately behind the prop spinner (on the modern pic, the panel has 5 x rows of 3 holes).

    No external gunsight ring and bead on the old pic.

    Routing of brake pipes compared to the modern pic

    What is the 'hole' in the wing root (gun camera ?) that is not on the modern pic (unless its at the front of the undercarriage leg fairing ?)

    Extruding gun barrels on the modern pic...Was this due to different guns originaly installed or just to make it look good for airshow fans :lol:

    Slight variations on the Tigers head.

    No apparent undercarriage down 'warning 'rod' showing on top of the wing (painted yellow in the modern pic.)

    Is that a hole for firing flares through (about midway between the front of the main windshield side screen and the wing) thats not on the modern pic
     

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    Nice photo, is there a story that goes with you getting it?

    DBII
     
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    #15 DL Sheley, Nov 19, 2009
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    Here are a couple color ones from the Life collection.

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    wamly welcome

    Sure all pro gamer are most welcome... if you can reach out to them it would be great!! Thanks a lot
     
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    To answer you questions re the differences.

    Lack of 'cooling ?' panel immediately behind the prop spinner (on the modern pic, the panel has 5 x rows of 3 holes).
    The Modern pic is of a P-40N, the wartime pic is of a P-40E, The 15 holes are for the carburator air filter on the N model

    No external gunsight ring and bead on the old pic.
    Often removed as surplus to requirements.

    Routing of brake pipes compared to the modern pic

    more than likely a personal choice by the owners.They could and were routed in all sorts of ways dependant on the length of the hoses and where you mount the "p" clips..

    What is the 'hole' in the wing root (gun camera ?) that is not on the modern pic (unless its at the front of the undercarriage leg fairing ?)

    Air duct for cockpit air vent.

    Extruding gun barrels on the modern pic...Was this due to different guns originaly installed or just to make it look good for airshow fans
    It looks like the wartime aircraft does not have its guns fitted. the modern pic seems to be the standard .50 cal fit.

    No apparent undercarriage down 'warning 'rod' showing on top of the wing (painted yellow in the modern pic.)
    Not fitted on the P-40E.

    Is that a hole for firing flares through (about midway between the front of the main windshield side screen and the wing) thats not on the modern pic
    it is a blue formation light. deleted on later models

    Hope this clears things up for you.
     
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    the first photo and the Life magazine page the P-40's are from the 11th Fighter Squadron which was one of the squadrons of the 343rd Composite/Fighter Group, Gen Chennault's Son was a member of this squadron and if I recall he had a hand in the "Tiger" face cowling designs in Honor of his Dad's unit. I was also the "Unofficial" Squadrons emblem.
     
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