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P-40 help

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Hello

there are clear parts in the wings & the vertical stabilizer of the P-40 .

are those navigation/position lights?

what colors should I paint them?

thanks

yossi

 

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Hello,

 

Just checked a few pictures, so the lights on the vertical stabilizer are clear, and those on the wings tips should be red on the left and blue on the right (but look green when when the light is on).

 

Laurent

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3 hours ago, B-17 man said:

Pretty sure the light on the side of the vertical stabilizer should be a white light, white lens. 

You are correct. I was meaning uncolored, but it is more white than clear. my mistake.

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7 hours ago, B-17 man said:

Pretty sure the light on the side of the vertical stabilizer should be a white light, white lens. 

 

4 hours ago, silberpferd said:

You are correct. I was meaning uncolored, but it is more white than clear. my mistake.

Since oct 42, P40s had a possibility to change the color of tail light(nav light) to identification purpose.
When used as navigation light the lens is clear frosted.

When required as identification light, narrow beam "resin" lenses, red; green or clear replace the standard lens on each side.

There was a lens stowage box installed in the fuselage to receive the unused lenses.
The cable of tail lights was disconnected of its junctions with wing lights and was connected to a new dimmed circuit.

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