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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:32 pm 
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The Last Curtiss P-40 ..... No more! all done!

Curtiss P-40N:
Last production version, Curtis model H87V en 87W, over 5500 examples built.
P-40N-1: equipped with a Allison V-1710-81 engine and weight saving measures; 122 gallon internal fuel ; four .50 machine guns in the wing. About 400 examples built. [USAF serials: 42-104429 - 42-104828]
P-40N-5 : circa 1100 examples built; revised canopy; frame-less wind screen; six .50 machine guns in the wing; provision for bombs under the wing . [USAF serials: 42-104829 - 42-105928.]
P-40N-10: provisions for use in cold areas; four machine guns in the wing; about 100 examples built [USAF serials: 42-105929 - 42-106028.]
P-40N-15: about 375 examples with battery repositioned; six machine guns in the wing and enlarged internal fuel capacity. [USAF serials: 42-106029 - 42-106405]
P-40N-20: Over 200 examples with an Allison V-1710-99 engine (in fact a V-1710-81 with automatic engine control. [USAF serials: 42-106406 - 42-106428 en 43-22752 - 43-24251 ]
P-40N-25: 500 examples as P-40N-20 with a revised instrument panel and non-metal self-sealing fuel tanks. [USAF-serials: 43-24252 - 43-24751]
P-40N-30: Identical to P-40N-25, but with renewed electronic equipment and flaps. [USAF-serials: 44-7001 - 44-7500]
P-40N-35: Version with revised carburettor, instruments such as radio and ADF equipment and lights. [USAF serials: 44-7501 - 44-8000]
P-40N-40: Last version of the P-40; equipped with an Allison V-1710--115 engine rated 1300 hp. Further metal ailerons; improved self sealing fuel tanks; new radio an oxygen equipment and flame dampening exhausts . [USAF serials: 44-47749 - 44-47968 ]

Below Curtiss P-40N-40-CU Warhawk 44-47968 at the Curtiss factory which eventually went to RFC Walnut Ridge, Ark Aug 13,1945.

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Neat, led me to check for a specific date when the last P-40 rolled off the Buffalo production line, wiki says November 1944.

Kinda surprised they were still cranking them out that late into 1944....


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Most of this last -40 batch went to the RAAF and many saw combat action; another 20 or so went to Brazil.

Looks like this is the only P-40N-40 left, per the Warbird Registry:
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p40regis ... 47923.html

One more if the s/n is correct, per Baugher:
Joe Baugher wrote:
(44-)47832 (MSN 33824) to RAAF as A29-1203. Delivered Jan 1945. Served with 80 Sqn. Flown back to Oakey, QLD to be scrapped. Must not have been scrapped, since reported to be on display 2008 at Fargo Air Museum, Fargo, ND

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