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Trumpeter P-40F build! Checkertails?

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If it doesn't work out you can always change the name to F the Trumpeter P-40 build

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2 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

And once more, well known picture revealing Trumpeters dull edge around the radiator intake opening , Another interesting detail is the absence of the sloped embossed area behind the last exhaust opening.

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Martin

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Those are "L"s, not "F"s. The "L"s didn't have that little indention behind the stacks and were long-tailed. If you have the D&S for the P-40 you can find it there.

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Source: Osprey-Air Vanguard 011 ( for purpose of this build only)

P-40E-1

:  Wings  strengthened  to  support  heavier

exterånal loads; enlarged fin on last 500 aircraft

P-40F

: Packard V-1650-1 Merlin engine

P-40F-5

:  Fuselage  extended  20in.  and  vertical  fin

moved aft

P-40F-10

: Manually actuated cowl flaps

P-40F-15

: Winterized version for cold-weather operation

P-40F-20

: Demand-type oxygen system introduced; vent window on left side

of windshield

P-40K-1

: As E-1, but with Allison V-1710-73 engine; flared exhaust stacks

(most K models did not have windshield vent windows)

P-40K-5

: rotary valve cooler added

P-40K-10

: Fuselage extended 20in. and vertical fin moved aft; some aircraft

winterized

P-40K-15

: Winterized; emergency hydraulic system eliminated; battery moved

forward

P-40L-1

:  Lightened  P-40F  with  four  wing  guns;  armor  and  fuel  capacity

reduced; vent window on left side of windshield

P-40L-5

: Rocket fittings added

P-40L-10

: Auxiliary fuel pump relocated; armor removed from coolant tank;

several warning lights removed in cockpit; sway braces added for belly tank

P-40L-15

: Permanent-type carburetor air filter; provision for interior signal

light

P-40L-20

: New SCR-695 radio; improved relays; incendiary grenade fitting

: Wings strengthened to support heavier
external loads; enlarged fin on last 500 aircraft
 
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What about the "ventilation" window on the left of the windscreen? Did all the L's have it?

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On 12/25/2018 at 3:11 PM, JohnB said:

What about the "ventilation" window on the left of the windscreen? Did all the L's have it?

Yes, sir, the Ls all had that extra framing on the left of the windscreen.

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Michael Mauritz P-40L on display in Italy.  It held up surprisingly well in saltwater.

These are not my photos!  Please do not repost.

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Hey 1to1

 Watch out for the Zotz Checkertail decals they are thick and brittle. If you look at my build closely you will see that I had to touch up with paint were they broke off they are bigger then the tail planes and rudder, so they hang over which makes it very difficult to trim them with out wrecking them.

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17 hours ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

Hey 1to1

 Watch out for the Zotz Checkertail decals they are thick and brittle. If you look at my build closely you will see that I had to touch up with paint were they broke off they are bigger then the tail planes and rudder, so they gang over which maks it very difficult to trim up with out wrecking them.

Thank you, Ill keep that in mind, Ill probably paint the checkers and insignia anyway, ill just use the small decals.

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