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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #450 on: November 02, 2013, 03:21:06 AM »
Wow!!! :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #451 on: November 02, 2013, 08:33:52 AM »
What he said! Your F4CF-1 is nice  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #452 on: November 03, 2013, 08:47:27 PM »
Thanks!! :)

The USAAC ordered 24 P-37A's from Grumman-Curtiss and they were all send to Hawaii. Here are two from 44th PS and 47th PS in Hawaii on 7th of December 1941.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #453 on: November 04, 2013, 02:25:19 AM »
Some RAAF ones please....
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #454 on: November 04, 2013, 02:32:20 AM »
Some RAAF ones please....

I will attend it next week

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #455 on: November 04, 2013, 03:13:00 AM »
It was the Uk who noticed the capability of the F4CF/P-37A aircraft and ordered several from Grumman-Curtiss. In 1942 they were send to the FAA and RAF.Here are two examples:

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #456 on: November 04, 2013, 05:48:55 AM »
The aircraft looks like it'd make a good photo recon platform, maybe with some drop tanks to supplement the range.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #457 on: November 04, 2013, 03:36:22 PM »
The aircraft looks like it'd make a good photo recon platform, maybe with some drop tanks to supplement the range.

Cheers,

Logan

Thanks, Logan - The drop tank suggestion is one for the RAAF's

regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #458 on: November 06, 2013, 09:38:05 PM »
Some RAAF ones please....


In 1942 the Australian Government ordered the P-37A and P-37B reconnaissance/fighter. They were delivered end of 1942. The first squadron which was equipped with the P-37's was No 4 squadron. It had a supporting role with the US Army and Navy in the Pacific, both as reconnaissance and fighter airplane. here are the two different types from 4 sqn.

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Lauhof


« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 09:42:50 PM by lauhof52 »

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #459 on: November 06, 2013, 11:56:19 PM »
The USA delivered P-37A and B planes according to the lend-lease-act to the Soviets. They were first put into combat in 1943.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #460 on: November 07, 2013, 12:17:42 AM »
Likely because of the way the Mikulin AM-35 was actually cowled and the familiar look of the P-40 in Red Stars, these look like absolute naturals.  Well done!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #461 on: November 07, 2013, 01:36:59 AM »
Thanks for having invented the P-37B silhouette! (like YP-37 with canopy moved forward?)
Great harmony! :-*

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #462 on: November 07, 2013, 02:29:04 AM »
Great work all round! :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #463 on: November 07, 2013, 02:55:20 AM »
Wow, ths soviet colours really suit the profile!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #464 on: November 07, 2013, 04:06:33 AM »
Likely because of the way the Mikulin AM-35 was actually cowled and the familiar look of the P-40 in Red Stars, these look like absolute naturals.  Well done!

Cheers,

Logan

Thanks, Logan for your kind remark!  :)

regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #465 on: November 07, 2013, 04:07:57 AM »
Great work all round! :)

Wow, ths soviet colours really suit the profile!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Guys!! Love to make them.

regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #466 on: November 07, 2013, 04:08:55 AM »
Thanks for having invented the P-37B silhouette! (like YP-37 with canopy moved forward?)
Great harmony! :-*

Thanks  Tophe!!  :)

regards
Lauhof
« Last Edit: November 07, 2013, 09:16:21 PM by lauhof52 »

Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #467 on: November 08, 2013, 07:52:36 PM »
I have to concur with my esteemed colleagues, it really suits Soviet colours well.  :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #468 on: November 09, 2013, 05:07:09 AM »
It was the Uk who noticed the capability of the F4CF/P-37A aircraft and ordered several from Grumman-Curtiss. In 1942 they were send to the FAA and RAF.Here are two examples:

regards
Lauhof






Very nice work on the P-37 Lauhof  :D  I was wondering if the RAF might tinker with a Merlin-engined version...

Regards,

CPT Mike
« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 07:12:22 AM by cptmike2012 »

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #469 on: November 09, 2013, 06:06:51 PM »
Thanks Guys!

Here is another russian P-37 from 148th IAP



In 1942 Grumman-Curtiss started to work on a F4CF-3 with a different engine , the Allison V-1710-39 V-12 , which was used on the XP-46 prot. The last one was not put into production due to the fact that the USAAF didn't want to disturb the P-40 line. At the end of 1942 the F4CF-3 was delivered to the USN. The first squadron to recieve the plane was VF-33 hellcat's. Here is the bird from Hildebrand, which had still the red roundel .

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Lauhof

« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 06:10:26 PM by lauhof52 »

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #470 on: November 09, 2013, 06:53:11 PM »
Outstanding that USN version looks so good

Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #471 on: November 10, 2013, 04:34:33 AM »
Ah, now I know it's purely psychological but with that engine the F4CF-3 looks much more like it could be American than previous variants. She's a real looker!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #472 on: November 10, 2013, 04:42:32 AM »
For something different, what about a Reno racer style variant?
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #473 on: November 10, 2013, 10:56:39 AM »
For something different, what about a Reno racer style variant?
How about a minimally-modified one for immediately post-war at Cleveland (say, a more streamlined windscreen with basic de-mil'ing and clean-up) and a later one from Reno with a lowered razorback and streamlined windscreen and canopy?

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #474 on: November 10, 2013, 06:09:11 PM »
For something different, what about a Reno racer style variant?
How about a minimally-modified one for immediately post-war at Cleveland (say, a more streamlined windscreen with basic de-mil'ing and clean-up) and a later one from Reno with a lowered razorback and streamlined windscreen and canopy?
For something different, what about a Reno racer style variant?

I'll give it a try next week, guys!

regards
lauhof