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  1. BS_w

    P-47D Cockpit Colors

    cockpit could be receive a last coat of tinted primer yellow green, ddg or bronze green, the inner face of enclosure frames was specified to be black
  2. proportion by Curtiss was zinchromat primer 1 gallon enamel black 0,1 gallon aluminium paste 4 ounces toluol 2 gallons Dupont and other zinchromat primer 1 gallon enamel black 0,1 gallon thinner 1 gallon
  3. seeing the sprues and instructions sheets I note some wrong details: the control stick had two tubes only, one torque tube for aileron and one rod push pull for elevator. This rod was in center line on H75-81/P36-40C, and had right offset on P40D/H87 up,, so the part E26 must be ommitted. the hydraulic hand pump was a double cylinder and the shape of handle was curved as a "?", not straight as E22 There was not shoulder straps(PE1) but a safety belt only on top of wing if the size of ammo door is correct, the little door to loaded the gun is too narrow, it is near square
  4. from Air Publication 1565A, Spitfire I aeroplane- Merlin II:
  5. this box could be receive the Curtiss electric propeller switches(D-30/40 & N) but is unused on D-25 which had Hydromatic Hamilton propeller.
  6. Mk VIII; mod 931 apr 1944: to delete undercarriage visual indicators - weight decrease -3.3lbs
  7. On TBM, F6F, F4F the Pitot tube was painted in red lacquer, On F4F & F6F it was stencilled on Pitot tube : "DO NOT USE AS A HANDLE" in mat black
  8. above early Mk IX. below, the MH 809, late Mk IX. compare gun blister and elevator cut out
  9. MH 809 shows narrow blister and enlarged horn elevator, it's probably the case for MH 883
  10. the front ring was the exhaust collector made in stainless steel
  11. this airplane( 49 white) are probably an N-1, look at under the frame of sliding canopy, if it was a N-1 we could see the canopy frame inclined forward and the 30" dia, wheel (from N-5 dia was 27"); The digits read are 2..4..00", so the serial could be 42-104500 or 104600 (104700 & 800 were allocated to NZ & RAF) N-1= 42-104429 up to 104829) and 104900 was FT937.(N-5) the standard camouflage since 43 for Curtiss P40s was 41/43 + 42 fringes.
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    Spifire VIII cowling

    two drawings(Mk VII & IX) show there is not a joint at the front but at the rear. At the front there is a stiffener at inner side. may be the riveting along this stiffener creates a slightly depression which gives a discontinuity of the outline? a third drawing shows Mk XI top cowling and refer to Mk VII drawing. I think as Mk VII, VIII, IX & XI had sames engines, the top cowling is identical except some cutout for access doors? Mk VII (35138) Mk IX(36138), "7, except where otherwise shown this panel(top cowling) is identical with 35138"
  13. Glenn Martin 167 F had three tanks only, 2 wing tanks and 1 fuselage tank
  14. pic from C635 technical manual the interior surfaces are probably the same colour as frame of seat, blue grey
  15. layouts of C wing(black lines) vs 20mm Mk IX(red lines) The 20mm barrels are not at same place. note also the location of .303, between ribs 12/13 on MkVc, and 13/14 on Mk IX. two versions of Mk IX wings
  16. I proceed as you made, the drawing was traced at a (1/2?)scale, I resize to full scale(knowing the offset of guns 2 & 3) and the measurement give 1.25" for the radius = 2.5" dia The thickness of the gun tunnel would be .03" as indicated
  17. you can add this detail (drawing 30062/sheet 1 "arranegment of gun installation")
  18. to be exact, the height above datum line is gun 1: 1" gun 2: 0.9" gun 3: 1" gun 4: 1.2"
  19. drawing 30008 "nose covering bottom sheet", page 48 unfortunately it's not easy to read. When you wrote 2.5", is this diameter or radius?
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