P-40 Warhawk question

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  1. tonyb

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    I have just purchased a 1/48 Revell P-40B Warhawk and was thinking of building it as Aussie Ace Clive Caldwell's P-40C (RAF 250 Squadron,Western Desert)
    Not being very knowledgeable on these aircraft,can anyone please tell me what differences there are between the P-40B and P-40C?
    Also,regarding Bob Oestriechers P-40 from the defence of Darwin in Feb 1945,was his aircraft a B or C?
    Many thanks.
    Tony:)
     
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    The difference between B and C variants were new self-sealing fuel tanks. Because of their structure the capacity of these decreased to 135 galons. In order to raise the range of P-40 the fuel drop tank of 52 galons was added. Instead of that there could be the B-7 bomb rack mounted for a 500lb bomb. And it was the only thing that could be seen as the difference in the outer view between these two sub-types.
     
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    Excellent,thanks mate.:D
    Cheers,
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    Hi Tony, Bob Oestreicher's P-40 was an E model over Darwin in 1942.
     
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    Thanks mate ;)
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