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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2012, 05:55:15 AM »
Some P-40 mutations:


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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2012, 06:09:53 AM »
More:


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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2012, 07:22:35 AM »
I can see the Russians reverse engineering the P-40 and then jetting it.  North Korean markings perhaps?
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2012, 02:48:50 PM »
Oh that is nice!!!

Thanks, I cobbled that together about 10 years ago just to see if it could be done. I've got the intent to do a much more refined one at some point with a few changes.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2012, 06:08:23 AM »


Maybe it's just me, but I think a jet version of the P-40L or P-40N would look good with that engine set up.  Most certainly it would not interfere with the main gear the way a similar installation would do with, say, the P-51.

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2012, 08:55:53 AM »
Twin-boom P-40E is great, but needs more power!  >:D

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2012, 04:02:37 AM »
My God that twin boom version is NICE!!!!  Looks like you'd need three kits at least.  Good thing Michael's carry the Revell 1/48 P-40E and has the weekly %40 off coupon in the paper  8)
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2012, 04:05:52 AM »
3 kits for 3 engined versions.  2 kits for twin engined original ( back one page)
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2012, 04:36:26 AM »
Question about the TP-40E twin seat trainer; what kind of range did it have?  To install the second seat the fuselage fuel tank (51 gal) had to be removed.  Only other tanks are two 42 gal main wing tanks and two 30 gal reserve wing tanks.  Did the extra 51 gallons really impact the range that significantly?

Was it relocated?  Directly behind the second seat is radio equipment so I'd think that could be moved between the two cockpits and the fuel tank put in its place.  Not sure what that would do to the center of gravity though.  I'm trying to figure out the design for a two-seat float plane version.  Any ideas guys?
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2012, 02:54:57 AM »
Random idea:  RR Griffon Engined P-40, possibly based on XP-40Q.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2012, 07:09:08 AM »
operational Alaskan snow-P40

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2012, 12:25:08 PM »
Congratulations, GTX and Chernaya, for your P-40 twins... :-*

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2012, 05:48:21 PM »
Random idea:  RR Griffon Engined P-40, possibly based on XP-40Q.

I had the griffon in mind as the power plant for a more finished version of the two place P-40 I posted on the previous page.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2012, 02:37:13 AM »
Subtle whiff maybe...but what if the Armée de l'Air acquired some P-40s to suplement their P-36s/Hawk 75s?  Maybe a P-40A in this scheme?

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2012, 02:56:17 AM »
Or possibly, French P-40s, still in crates, were unpacked by conquering Germans, and sold to Finland? Croatia?...Vichy France??

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2012, 01:50:40 PM »
Or possibly, French P-40s, still in crates, were unpacked by conquering Germans, and sold to Finland? Croatia?...Vichy France??

Those ideas work too.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2012, 04:16:02 AM »
That'd be lovely.    :-*
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2013, 07:08:21 AM »
P-40 and Hurricane with RR Griffon engine


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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2013, 12:40:59 PM »
I love P-40's, although I have no idea why. They just appeal to my aesthetic sense, somehow. :-*




Greg, I really like the look of this but the JMN in me was going to query whether it might not be too nose-heavy for a tail-dragger & a bit too tail-heavy for a tricycle undercarriage. Then my thinking-brain switched on & I remembered that the main wheels swing forward; so this is, actually, the perfect set-up for a tail-dragger!

Well done, that man! :D

Mind you, shortening the tail a couple of sections & lengthening the nose might make for an interesting tricycle variant. ;)

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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2013, 01:06:56 PM »
2 proposals more on jet P-40: nose intake and lateral intake


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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2013, 03:22:21 AM »
Unlicensed soviet copy: P-40 powered by Klimov


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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2013, 03:44:04 AM »
There were P-40s re-engined with a Klimov M-105, however they did not use a Yak nose.
http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?topic=900.0

Re-engining and swapping noses are not the same thing.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2013, 06:26:10 AM »
There were P-40s re-engined with a Klimov M-105, however they did not use a Yak nose.
http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?topic=900.0

Re-engining and swapping noses are not the same thing.


But they could be............especially here.
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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2013, 11:10:31 AM »
There were P-40s re-engined with a Klimov M-105, however they did not use a Yak nose.
http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?topic=900.0

Re-engining and swapping noses are not the same thing.


But they could be............especially here.


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Re: P-40 Ideas
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2014, 02:18:25 PM »
For some time P-40 and P-47 share production lines in Buffalo Curtiss factoty. Well ... something went wrong  :o 8)

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