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Terry McGrady
Re: P-40F and L
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:42 (XFF:

Can only talk about the L's used By RAF which were assigned to 3 RAAF in DAF, but these had all six guns fitted and were used in F/B role . I dont think there was much difference in perfomance.
They were rarely flown "Balls to Wall "

  • P-40F and LBrad, Wed Oct 10 07:21
    Hello, Just a query regarding the Merlin engined Warharks. I've read that the stripped down L models were only 4mph faster than the F, but I'm somewhat curious as to whether or not the L had greater... more
    • Re: P-40F and L — Terry McGrady, Fri Oct 12 10:42
      • Were they produced concurrentlyBrad, Tue Oct 16 07:21
        Thanks for the answer, I assume that those L's were part of the first production block, basically being identical to the F-5 block. I'm somewhat curious about whether they and the F's were being... more
        • The Ls used by RAF wereTerry McGrady, Wed Oct 17 16:00
          L-5CU and L-10 CU 55 were actualy used by 3 RAAF the remaing 45 were kept in reserve and later passed on to the French in March 45 along with survivors of other F and Ls used by RAF
        • P-40F & LMike F., Wed Oct 17 09:56
          Does anyone know what the Curtiss Wright manufacture serial numbers were for the P-40Fs and Ls?
        • Re: Were they produced concurrentlyTerry McGrady, Tue Oct 16 14:47
          Hi Brad , The last Batch of 112 P40F-20 were produced in January 43 Serial numbers 41-119933-20044. Production of the P40L-1 commenced in January 1943 50 A/C L-5 January- Feb 43 220 A/C L-10 Feb -... more
          • Thanks!Brad, Wed Oct 17 07:20
            Hi Terry, Thanks for the info! What source are you using? I've got to buy it, whatever it is! Brad
            • Re: Thanks!Terry McGrady, Wed Oct 17 12:23
              Well I got my info from private sources then I got the book P40 Warhawk in Detail which has the same info more or less. Not a bad reference to get . ISBN 1-888974-15-X
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