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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:41 pm 
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On 22 November 1944 the USAAF received the 15,000th Curtiss fighter built for service in World War II. It was a P-40N-40-CU. Insignia's show the 28 Air Forces with which Curtiss planes have served all over the world.

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Some of the folks who finished constrcution on the 15,000th.

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Anyone know what happened to the 15,000th P-40?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Warbird Kid wrote:
Anyone know what happened to the 15,000th P-40?


Yes - it was never produced!!!

According to Wiki there were only 13,738 built.

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labeled as the "15,000 Curtiss fighter" not "15,000 P-40"

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Great paint scheme. Most elaborate shark mouth until Sue Parish. But I never understood what those wispy markings in the black part of the mouth were supposed to be.

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Cubs2jets wrote:
Warbird Kid wrote:
Anyone know what happened to the 15,000th P-40?


Yes - it was never produced!!!

According to Wiki there were only 13,738 built.

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Uhhhh ok. So what happened to the very colorful P-40N thats the subject of this thread?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:35 pm 
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LOL !!

Read the thread title again....carefully.

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Isn't this what it looks like now? :lol:

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But I never understood what those wispy markings in the black part of the mouth were supposed to be.

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Biting/chomping of the air?


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I can't see any Italian "kill" markings on the plane, only German and Japanese.
The P-40 certainly shot down Italian planes in the middle east, maybe because the plane was produced after the Armistice of Cassibile they were left off?

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