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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:12 am 
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Some info for the P-40 Registry - references are in brackets for each entry, with full listing of references at the bottom)

39-285 is a P-40 not a P-40B (2)

39-287 is a P-40 not a P-40B (2)

41-13390 - Transferred under Lend Lease for Yugoslavia, Transferred to RAF after Yugoslavia fell Under Contract BSC1016, Transferred to Russia. Never allocated RAF Serial number (AH935 was a new build Tomahawk) Construction No was 16166 not 16194 (which was 41-13418). (1,2)

AK255 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 14766 not 14737 (which was AK226) - was transferred to Russia in Aug 1941 (2,4)

AK295 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 14806 not 14777 (which was AK266) - was transferred to Russia in Sep 1941 (2,4)

AK301 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 14812 not 14783 (which was AK272) - was transferred to Russia in Sep 1941 (2,4)

AK302 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 14813 not 14784 (which was AK273) - was transferred to Russia in Sep 1941 (2,4)

AK498 - Unlikely to actually be AK498 - more supporting data is required for this one, however AK498 is supported by Primary documents as going to RAF (1,2,4)

AK753 - Unlikely to be AK753 as this aircraft did not go to Russia - most likely a P-40E. The aircraft built as AK753 was lost when it collided with Blenheim Z7485 of 14Sqdn in dust storm whilst landing at LG97 North Africa 30 Jun 1942 whilst with 2 Squadron South African Air Force. (1,3,4,5)

AK875 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 15346 not 15349 (which was AK878) (2)

AL135 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 18779 not 18780 (which was AL136) (2)

41-5336 - Not going to touch that one.......story far to long for this page - lets just use a Jedi mind trick "this is not the P-40E you are looking for".

41-13570 - Construction number is 16786 (2)

41-25109 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19308 not 19128 (which was 41-24929) (2)

41-25158 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19357 not 19177 (which was 41-24978) (2)

41-35918 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19751 not 18439 (which was P-40L 42-11049) (2)

41-35927 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19810 not 18448 (which was P-40L 42-11058) (2)

41-35984 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19817 not 18505 (which was P-40L 42-11115) (2)

41-36018 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19851 not 18539 (which was P-40K 42-45741) (2)

41-36084 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 19917 not 18605 (which was P-40K 42-45807) (2)

41-36216 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 20049 not 18874 (which was RAF Kittyhawk AL230) (2)

41-36410 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 20243 not 18931 (which was P-40K 42-45953) (2)

41-36843 - Constructors number incorrect - it should be 20676 not 19364 (which was P-40E-1 41-25165) (2)

I'll send some updates for the other P-40 models later this week

References
1. The British Air Commision and Lend Lease - Air Britain Publication Complied by K J Meekcoms
2. Curtiss Billing of Airplanes - Louis Kessler
3. RAF Form 540/541 2 South African Air Force
4. Air Ministry Form 78
5. RAF Form 540/541 94 Squadron

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Thanks, I will use this when the P-40 Registry gets updated. I appreciate the help!

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Further updates as promised:

P-40F
41-14112 - Constructors number is 17328, delivered to the USAAF Jul 1942
41-14205 - Constructors number is 17421, delivered to the USAAF Aug 1942

P-40K
42-9733 - Delivered to USAAF Sep 1942
42-9749 - Delivered to USAAF Sep 1942
42-46111 - Constructors Number incorrect should be 20903 not 15921 (which was A Tomahawk IIB AM468 which went to the AVG)

P-40L
42-10857 - Constructors Number is 18247, delivered Mar 1943

P-40M
43-5788 - Constructors Number incorrect should be 27476 not 27466 (which was P-40M 43-5778)

References for all are Curtiss Billing of Airplanes - Louis Kessler

I'll batch out the P-40N's sometime in the next week or so

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