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Hi,

 

I am building the Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N in the colors of the the Burma Banshees of the 89th Fighter Squadron. When it comes to the camo did the P-40N (tail number 49) have the jagged green blotches on the leading and trailing edges of the flying surfaces? I can't seem to find confirmation and some modelers have painted that while others haven't. The one black and white picture I found makes its difficult to tell. Hope someone here can guide me to the right camo :)

 

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Hello @Madmaks .. It probably falls to the era of use. Early production were given the medium green scalloping but later production weren't. I have found these and you may find more answers in those photo’s ? 
 

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/80FG88FS.html
 

 http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/80FG90FS.html

 

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/80FG/pages/Curtiss-P-40N-USAAF-42-105262-110AF-80FG-Burma-Banshee-Maj-Stan-Smith-Burma-1943-45-01.html

 

Dennis

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2 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Hello @Madmaks .. It probably falls to the era of use. Early production were given the medium green scalloping but later production weren't. I have found these and you may find more answers in those photo’s ? 
 

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/80FG88FS.html
 

 http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/80FG90FS.html

 

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/80FG/pages/Curtiss-P-40N-USAAF-42-105262-110AF-80FG-Burma-Banshee-Maj-Stan-Smith-Burma-1943-45-01.html

 

Dennis

Many thanks Dennis. This particular aircraft was a later N-5 and from it's picture it seems it didn't have the green scalloping. This helps a lot!

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On 3/6/2021 at 4:05 AM, Madmaks said:

Hi,

 

I am building the Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N in the colors of the the Burma Banshees of the 89th Fighter Squadron. When it comes to the camo did the P-40N (tail number 49) have the jagged green blotches on the leading and trailing edges of the flying surfaces? I can't seem to find confirmation and some modelers have painted that while others haven't. The one black and white picture I found makes its difficult to tell. Hope someone here can guide me to the right camo :)

 

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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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I read that they were later painted in overall medium green, can anyone confirm ?

 

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