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MZ6
02-06-2004, 12:06 PM
I'm making a P-40C model, I've found almost all the info I need but am missing photos/illustration of the canopy rail. ( the part the the canopy slides along to open and close I have images of the P-40E, are they the same? If the are diiferent, what does the P-40B canopy rail look like??

Thanks in advance
MarkZ - HL
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MZ6
02-06-2004, 12:06 PM
I'm making a P-40C model, I've found almost all the info I need but am missing photos/illustration of the canopy rail. ( the part the the canopy slides along to open and close I have images of the P-40E, are they the same? If the are diiferent, what does the P-40B canopy rail look like??

Thanks in advance
MarkZ - HL
MZ6 - ubi.com

michapma
02-06-2004, 12:19 PM
I know this is not what you are hoping for, but in case you don't find it, there are a LOT of P-40 sites on the Internet. I would wager that if you put these kinds of questions out on forums dedicated to the actual warbirds or to the authors of those P-40 and other warbird sites, you'll get the specific photos and info you want. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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horseback
02-06-2004, 01:07 PM
Snag a copy of Squadron / Signal's Detail & Scale P-40 Tomahawk, Vol. I. Lots of pics of early 'sharp-nosed' P-40s, including the canopy rails. BTW, please remember that the P-40 had no windshield framing on the outside; the lines usually portrayed in models and appearing in photos were actually the framing on the bullet-proof glass mounted inside the windshield.

cheers

horseback

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MZ6
02-06-2004, 02:36 PM
Cool, thanks!
I'm suprised how little info is available for early P-40 and how much is available for later ones. All I could find so far has been grainy WWII period photos with little detail visible. I'll make an effort to pick up the book this weekend

horseback
02-07-2004, 11:26 AM
If you'd prefer, I can be emailed at horseback53@cox.net, and I can send you scans of the cockpit and canopy pages.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944