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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2010, 01:07:53 PM »
My first guess would be an orange rudder... But I've found a profile of a Dutch P-40 with white rudder, fuselage and wing bands, so I'm stuck...

Another  possibility, however remote, is that the rudder was slightly turned in the pic - thus reflecting more light and looking lighter than the rest of the cammo. What do you think about that? :-think

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2010, 01:24:33 PM »
My opinion is light blue- the same color as the color of register number on fuselage, in front of windscreen.

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2010, 02:22:04 PM »
Rudder was not white but Alu!
Reference: 'Camouflage en kentekens' by John Greuter

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2010, 02:26:51 PM »
Alu paint? All right...

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2010, 06:31:19 PM »
Well- something like this?

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2010, 06:57:42 PM »
Ooooooooooooooooooooooohohoohohohohohohoho.... :-eek :-eek :-eek :-eek :-eek :-eek :-eek :-eek
Wonderful colors ! ! :-love :-love

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2010, 06:58:49 PM »
Yes, and now with serial no. C3-526 on engine cowling!
Planes were operated from Australia. After the war the P-40's were used in the 'Political campaigns' against Indonesian independence soldiers until they were written off.
Also rear fuselage section with registration and Ducth marking was alu.
Photos show that ailerons were also alu!

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2010, 07:03:47 PM »
very nice profile!!! :-ok

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2010, 07:06:47 PM »
Thank you friends :-ok

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2010, 07:09:13 PM »
To your profile, No.1: I think C3-526 on cowling was more prominent (white, maybe?), while american roundel seems faded, as the rest of the plane... :-think
I have one Hasegawa 1/72 in stash, now have to buy another :-wall and build this dutch sample, too beautiful not to be done... :-ok

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2010, 07:16:27 PM »
Maybe better to leave to Nico or any other Dutch member to give opinion about the number color ;) Thank you for comment :))

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2010, 10:33:22 PM »
According to J.N.Greuter photos of the P-40N's the number on the cowling was white. The undersurface of the fuselage is grey but i do not know the colournumber

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2010, 12:05:22 AM »
You guys are incredible! :-eek I couldn't say anything from those photos, especially to distinct white from aluminium, or pale gray...  Must be that all existing information about these airplanes put together with this photo's gives the result.
My respect! :-obey :-salut

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2011, 10:48:28 AM »
Lets start art season  :-tri

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Re: Curtiss P-40N
« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2011, 11:42:20 AM »
Very nice dutch profile, No.1!!  :-ok Wish you all the best and a good art-year for 2011! :-wave