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I'm currently building the new Special Hobby P-40K and was wondering if the RNZAF and RAAF versions would have used US or RAF type seatbelts?

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

Peter

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I think U.S. type but maybe @Troy Smith might be a better authority on this matter, You can also search for RNZAF P-40E's and K's as there were several really good discussions on RNZAF Kittyhawks a while back.

Mike

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1 hour ago, Pedro1 said:

I'm currently building the new Special Hobby P-40K and was wondering if the RNZAF and RAAF versions would have used US or RAF type seatbelts?

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

Peter

HI Peter,

 

The RNZAF P40K would have US version of pilots seat harness - by this time of

war in the Pacific, the RNZAF had been attached to the USN, so a lot of US equipment

was being used by Aircraft/Aircrews, especially in forward operational areas.

 

Note: the RNZAF markings portrayed by Special Hobby, the actual Aircraft NZ3061,

didn't serve overseas, but stayed in New Zealand, as an advanced trainer.

 

Regards

 

Alan

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45 minutes ago, LDSModeller said:

The RNZAF P40K would have US version of pilots seat harness

I am soooo sorry, Alan, but I couldn't remember your user name, and I knew Troy might be able to help Peter out. Thanks for your post, which I will file with all the other RNZAF Kittyhawk goodies you have given us! 😥

Mike

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7 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

I am soooo sorry, Alan, but I couldn't remember your user name, and I knew Troy might be able to help Peter out. Thanks for your post, which I will file with all the other RNZAF Kittyhawk goodies you have given us! 😥

Mike

All good Mike:thumbsup:

 

Troy is pretty good at RNZAF stuff too.

 

Thanks/regards

 

Alan

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The RAAF used RAF style Sutton Harness.

PIc is of F/L Allan Hodgkinson in a No. 77 Sqn P-40K.

Peter M 

 

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Many thanks for the answers, now comes the difficult task of deciding which decal option to build ....

 

Peter

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