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sledgehammer2
09-21-2004, 04:40 AM
Just curious about this. Which variant of the P-40 do you guys fly in the desert map. Wasn't the P-40F heavily used in the MTO? I know the K was also. Any chance we will see the F as a flyable plane?

Remember Peleliu 1944

sledgehammer2
09-21-2004, 04:40 AM
Just curious about this. Which variant of the P-40 do you guys fly in the desert map. Wasn't the P-40F heavily used in the MTO? I know the K was also. Any chance we will see the F as a flyable plane?

Remember Peleliu 1944

bird_brain
09-21-2004, 05:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
Just curious about this. Which variant of the P-40 do you guys fly in the desert map. Wasn't the P-40F heavily used in the MTO? I know the K was also.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am using the E mostly but about to change over to the M.

The F model was flown by the first American Squadron sent to Egypt who trained with the British Desert Air Force. It was an E with a Merlin Engine. The 57th Fighter Group flew them over El Alamein in Egypt and were eventually reequipped with L models after they moved to Tunisia. In operation "Torch" they flew Fs off carriers to North Africa.

The British flew the D & E models as the Kittyhawk MkI & IA. The K model was the Kittyhawk II, the M models were the Kittyhawk III and the N models were the Kittyhawk IV.

I have alot more info on this if you are interested.
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bird_brain
09-21-2004, 06:01 AM
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RAAF_Edin
09-21-2004, 06:27 AM
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horseback
09-21-2004, 08:53 AM
Most obvious visible difference between the E and F is that the carburetor intake above the nose is gone from the F/L versions (Allison had a down draft carb, Merlin had an updraft carb), and the 'chin' intake is closer to the spinner, somewhat deeper and more squared in profile, to accomodate the carb intake as well as the chin radiator.

The radiator flaps on the F/L are a bit different too, and there's a slightly higher thrust line for the Merlin, which provided a bit of a performance boost over the E model's Allison, particularly from 15,000 to 20,000 feet.

The F and L models were primarily issued to USAAF units, although some examples trickled out to Free French and RAF units in North Africa and the Med. It was very effective in the low to medium fighter/ground attack role.

I imagine that there are a lot of guys who are drooling over thw thought of 'Checkertail Clan' skins...

cheers

horseback

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MOhz
09-21-2004, 08:58 AM
they all look the same to me...

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BSS_Goat
09-21-2004, 09:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MOhz:
they all look the same to me..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


How dare you! Get the rope boys. There's gonna be a hanging.

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Franzen
09-21-2004, 10:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MOhz:
they all look the same to me..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


How dare you! Get the rope boys. There's gonna be a hanging.

http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~wingman/thumbs/p40-04jerry-thumb.jpg

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Patriotism is your conviction
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--George Bernard Shaw <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Better make that two ropes, I'm with MOHz on this one. What are the differences anyway? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

The P-40 reminds me of the LaGG. When we got three new LaGG's in one of the last patches I was disappointed. They all looked the same. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

Fritz Franzen

MajorBloodnok
09-21-2004, 10:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Franzen:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MOhz:
they all look the same to me..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


How dare you! Get the rope boys. There's gonna be a hanging.

http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~wingman/thumbs/p40-04jerry-thumb.jpg

http://www.blacksheep214.com/

Patriotism is your conviction
that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it
--George Bernard Shaw <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Better make that two ropes, I'm with MOHz on this one. What are the differences anyway? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

The P-40 reminds me of the LaGG. When we got three new LaGG's in one of the last patches I was disappointed. They all looked the same. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

Fritz Franzen<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Let's make it a lynchin' Cleetus, then we don't need no rope. hur hur.

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bird_brain
09-24-2004, 08:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MOhz:
they all look the same to me...
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The early Tomahawks had a much smaller chin airscoop, but you probably knew that and they haven't modeled that one yet anyway (D model?)

Curtiss actually made a number af different configurations in the same model runs with some having shorter tail sections and all the Ks being "Stubby". They mixed up some production runs with leftover parts and changed designs in the middle.

The N model had a plexiglass window and lowered fairing behind the cockpit giving it better view to the rear.