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Robert Royes
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Meanwhile back in the north, 1/72 Hasegawa P-40E 18th F.S.,11th A.F. Adak

Actually according to what I read, the 18th F.S. didn't arrive in the Aleutians with their 's until the late 1942. So technically it's not part of the group? Anyway this is the old Hasegawa kit build right out of the box, including decals. I did have a problem though, halfway through the build I remembered that I had used the canopy assy. on a MPMs P-40F [replacing it's vacumformed canopy] I ended up buying Academy's P-40N/M. using the M canopy option. The fit was close enough for me, and besides I now have a P-40N in my stash.

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6 responses

  1. Bob, I like it, and you don't see too many Aleutians P-40s. Other than the Tigers, and the occaisonal Canadian one. Those white markings on the tail have always made me wonder, and I've never seen an explaination of them. Me. I like P-40s!

  2. Interesting scheme, Robert...thanks for posting it.

  3. Your P-40 turned out very nice. I saw your parts request for a canopy in the trade section, and was wondering if you ever located one. I'm happy to hear that you did, even if it meant buying another P-40.

    You just can't have too many you know... 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I really like the looks of your plane Bob. Thanks for sharing it with us !

  4. A nice addition - can't have too many P-40's!

  5. Another nice P40 Robert, well done.

  6. Well done Bob, and great "save" on the canopy issue.

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