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  1. US and british bombs over 250lbs had one lug for british bomb carriers on one side and two lugs diametrically opposite for US shackles, so these bombs could be carried by US or british airplanes
  2. Dupont paint used by Curtisss factory for P40 in desert scheme(K-1, F, L....)
  3. see Air Ministry excerpt here: https://lapatrouillesimple.forumgratuit.org/t403-codage-couleur-des-canalisations-et-bouteilles
  4. about Camotit/Sky "S" HTH
  5. depending model, when they were delivery H81 Tomahawk; the spinner was sky gray as underside, No band around fuselage H87 Kittyhawk, spinner was DE, no band
  6. Interesting! the pattern is visible in front of the Lanc, we can see the target circles for each gun on panels. the pattern was at 1000".
  7. the erection and maintenance manual of airplane contains a chapter about the boresighting procedure
  8. The F4u boresighting was made with targets at 30 or 50 yards and no need to fire the guns, so at 1/72 or 48 scale, the stand is not large.
  9. until 43, the Curtiss cockpit green formula was: - One gallon zinc chromate primer - one-tenth gallon black enamel - Two gallon of Toluol - 4 ounces aluminium paste This tinted primer was applied to P36 and P40 airplanes End 43, the aluminium paste was deleted and color shall be match to "Interior Green" seen on french H75
  10. wrote in erection maintenance manual of P40N; cockpit green: the finish referred to herein as "cockpit green" shall be compounded using the following..... Color shall be conform to ANA Bulletin 157, color No 601 " Interior Green" note "601" instead "611", which is a typo error the rear deck was olive drab On the deck, under the rear canopy, the container made in plywood (natural)
  11. Curtiss applied to H75 and H81, specifications S517 for export airplanes. Coat of tinted primer cockpit green/yellow green was spayed over the shop coating, prussian blue Lionoil. below, the tinted primer(french H75 wreck) later, color will be conform to interior green
  12. 700, you forget 41-13600 was the first and 13601 to 14299, 699
  13. I drew at full scale from the original data only, every line or curve is conform to real. the accuracy reaches 1/10mm in full scale. vector file allows for any desired scale. I'll send you a copy at 1/48, it's not quite finished excerpt from work in progress last year. engine center line is 1° left, the starboard wing fillet is wider than port side, guns are an offset and their link ejection chute are on same side because the guns are lay on their left side, so they are no symmetrical.
  14. only the P40F-1(41-13600/14299 had short tail , from P40F-5(41-14300)and up et all P40L had long tail
  15. I found this for electrical box
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