RAF P-40, N.Africa

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  1. P-40K-5

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    Hello,
    heres the info:

    P-40K-1-CU, 112 squardon, N.Africa, serial # FR259 call sign 'GA X'

    any pics you can provide of this particular aircraft would be greatly appreciated.
    colour photos would be awesome. thanks in advance.
     
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    Found these on my hard drive. Dont remember where I got them.

    Hope they help
     

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    Whoops sorry wrong aircraft. Saw your picture and thought that one.
     
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    thats a really good start, thanks!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Found this one as well.
     
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    It would seem whatever model number she operated as, GA-X didn't have an easy life of it :)
     
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    A hard life indeed. it was used mainly for ground attack (which Smith had a knack for). but he did get 3 a2a kills with his P-40K-1-CU. Werner Schroer Hans-Joachim Marseille were two he shot down over Libya, and a Me 323 over the Mediteranian. Smith was never shot down, but was forced to land after taking debris from bombing runs.
     
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    Yeah, she probably spent more time on the repair blocks then actually flying.
     
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    Probably two differant aircraft, note the differant sharks mouth.
     
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    yep. the first two are P-40K-1-CU's and the third pic is a P-40E.
     
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    They are two different aircraft
    the first has the short fuselage and fin strake of (one of) the versions of the P-40K, the last one is indeed a P-40E
     
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    Sorry Colin, I misread your post mate. :)
     
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    So he almost wrecked more aircraft then he shot down? :lol:
     
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    something like that :D thats what happens with low level bombing with
    500lb the odd 1000lb bombs.
     
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