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.