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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #75 on: May 26, 2015, 04:32:42 AM »
Does anyone know if you can get a kit or conversion of the twin seat P-40...preferably in 1/48:

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2015, 07:15:21 AM »
I'm pretty certain there's a mod kit in 1/72 (LF Models?) but I don't know about 1/48.

I just checked, LF Models does a TP-40M, a TP-40N, and a Soviet Klimov-powered P-40EA two-seater.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #77 on: May 26, 2015, 05:40:57 PM »
OK, Greg is officially in a twin-seater-manic phase. :-\
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #78 on: May 27, 2015, 02:50:44 AM »
OK, Greg is officially in a twin-seater-manic phase. :-\

You noticed...
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2015, 05:05:11 PM »
OK, Greg is officially in a twin-seater-manic phase. :-\

You noticed...

Only just. ;)
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2016, 03:00:47 AM »
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2016, 05:18:36 AM »
Very intriguing!  8)
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #82 on: February 05, 2016, 03:42:03 AM »
I do love the Q, and Freightdog has the lovely 1/72 Pegasus kit for a very reasonable price.

I'm not sure if I've linked to it in here, but I have created a backstory for a British, navalised P-40 series.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2016, 03:10:42 AM »
Random idea:  P-40 float plane using same floats as Spitfire shown below

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2018, 04:17:40 AM »
Potentially a Naval P-40 would be designated (if it had served with the USN and thus received a USN designation) the F14C-?. Now, doesn't that make you want to whiff one up even more?

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #85 on: May 20, 2018, 01:48:01 AM »
Some cool P-40Q photos:

Initial XP-40Q-1:




The more refined XP-40Q-2 after modification with a bubble canopy:



XP-40Q-2A with clipped wings:





The last of the Curtiss P-40Qs: the XP-40Q-3:



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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #86 on: May 20, 2018, 04:43:46 AM »
They're commonly misidentified/mislabeled:
1st is XP-40Q-2 (modified P-40K 42-9987)
2nd is XP-40Q-2A (modified P-40K-1 42-45722)
3rd is XP-40Q-3 (modified P-40N-25 43-24571)

Q-2 and Q-2A were initially listed as P-40Ks in Air Force records,
the Q-3 was the only one listed as XP-40Q from the start. The
XP-40Q-2/-2A/-3 designations were appended by Curtiss and the
Flight Test Engineering Branch at Wright Field

There was no XP-40Q-1.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #87 on: May 20, 2018, 06:52:52 AM »
IMO P-40Q is absolutely cool. 8) 8) 8)