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#21 Armand

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:09 PM

I have asked my contact in Thailand for a picture of the Curtiss dataplate.
But he wants to know where he can find it on the airframe...
Does anybody here know where to find the dataplate on a P-40/H81


As I recall from the debate here at the Warbirdsforum are dateplates generally placed at the rearmost of the fuselage hence close to the rearwheel on taildraggers and for the H-81 have this specific been mentioned.
The placing makes sense as most crashes will be nose-on and the tail is morely most away from burning substances. The tail-section is furthermore the lightest part of the aircraft.
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:17 PM

As I recall from the debate here at the Warbirdsforum are dateplates generally placed at the rearmost of the fuselage hence close to the rearwheel on taildraggers and for the H-81 have this specific been mentioned.
The placing makes sense as most crashes will be nose-on and the tail is morely most away from burning substances. The tail-section is furthermore the lightest part of the aircraft.

Thanks!!

I will pass on the information. 


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

I got an E-mail from Thailand today.

 

My contact in thailand was in Chiang Mai a few weeks ago and had a chance to examine the P-40/H81 wreck, but there was no dataplate to be found...

 

So there is still no conformation about this one....


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:02 AM

Just because i came past the detail: Like the French had named their Curtiss Hawks as H75 and the newer Tomahawks was ment to be named H81, did the Chinese name the AVG Tomahawks P81 as to see at their tail numbers.
With this detail in mind one can find the detail in the Thai text for the exhibited wreck: 'P-8115' wich is the tailnumber of the wrecked aircraft.
Not that it have been an issue in this debate, but the tailnumbering certainly excludes Hawk 87/Kittyhawks.

Edited by Armand, 04 February 2018 - 05:07 AM.





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