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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #475 on: November 11, 2013, 02:55:39 AM »
One thing I can see definitely done for the racers is to pull the wing guns and replace them with additional fuel tankage, much as Paul Mantz did on his P-51's.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #476 on: November 11, 2013, 10:00:48 PM »
Thanks for the advice, Elmayerle!

But first the F4CF-2 with the Merlin engine. Especially built for the UK and added to several FAA-squadrons. A couple of the F4CF-2's were lent to the USAAF, when participating in Operation Torch. They had still their tail-hooks, because they came from British carriers. Here is one from 5th FS in 1943.



The F4CF-3 was a success in his double-rol as fighter/bomber, so the USAAC ordered 50 P-37C and they entered service begin 1943. Here is one from the red parrot squadron in 1944.



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #477 on: November 12, 2013, 01:58:08 AM »
 :)

The Merlin version looks somewhat like a Dewoitine D.520.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #478 on: November 12, 2013, 03:23:11 AM »
with that engine the F4CF-3 looks much more like it could be American than previous variants.
Actually... it reminds me of some Klimov M-105 installations  ;D

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #479 on: November 12, 2013, 03:53:45 AM »
the Allison engined one looks typically US - I think the Brit one would look better with a Hurricane nose shape ??

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #480 on: November 12, 2013, 04:09:18 AM »
I think the Brit one would look better with a Hurricane nose shape ??
Nooo.....  ;)
... but maybe they sent some to tropical areas and put Vokes air filters on them?

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #481 on: November 16, 2013, 07:57:19 PM »
After the war several P-37C's were bought by civilians. Some of them were prepared and used in air races. Here are two examples from the Cleveland race in 1948 and the Reno race in 1977

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #482 on: November 17, 2013, 02:39:41 AM »
Oh yeah!!! :) :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #483 on: November 18, 2013, 11:57:46 AM »
Oooo, the racers are very sharp  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #484 on: November 18, 2013, 01:05:00 PM »
REally like the Red Parrot  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #485 on: November 23, 2013, 05:12:38 AM »
:)

The Merlin version looks somewhat like a Dewoitine D.520.

Could you please make one fitted with a Centaurus radial like the Hawker Sea Fury?  And then export it to Israel?

Thanks,

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #486 on: November 28, 2013, 03:21:00 PM »
:)

The Merlin version looks somewhat like a Dewoitine D.520.

Could you please make one fitted with a Centaurus radial like the Hawker Sea Fury?  And then export it to Israel?

Thanks,

CPT Mike

Maybe next week Mike.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #487 on: December 06, 2013, 10:03:01 PM »
After the Declaration of Independence the new state Israel bought several P37C's. They adjusted the centaurus engine and delivered it to the 101 squadron. here is one:



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Lauhof
« Last Edit: December 07, 2013, 02:26:02 PM by lauhof52 »

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #488 on: December 07, 2013, 03:37:46 AM »
Err...all I am seeing is "This person moved or deleted this image"
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #489 on: December 07, 2013, 03:43:57 AM »

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #490 on: December 07, 2013, 02:22:29 PM »
sorry Guys! moved it to another directory, now it is fixed.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #491 on: December 07, 2013, 02:42:45 PM »
Ah, there it is!  Quite nice, Paul!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #492 on: December 07, 2013, 03:10:03 PM »
Thanks Logan!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #493 on: December 07, 2013, 05:24:52 PM »
Israeli P-37C is awesome, Lauhof! :D

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #494 on: December 07, 2013, 06:34:12 PM »
In a what-if Universe, you could add a Palestinian P-37D for fair balance...

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #495 on: December 07, 2013, 07:07:16 PM »
In a what-if Universe, you could add a Palestinian P-37D for fair balance...

Tophe, a good idea!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #496 on: December 07, 2013, 08:02:46 PM »
Syrian or Egyptian .... Would that be too realistic?

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #497 on: December 07, 2013, 09:07:43 PM »
Great P-37s

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #498 on: December 08, 2013, 02:51:02 AM »
Nice.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #499 on: December 08, 2013, 03:13:23 AM »
In a what-if Universe, you could add a Palestinian P-37D for fair balance...


Maybe the combined state of Israel-Palestine with rounders as such...


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