AMTECH P-40L-5, Long tail
Amtech P-40L-5 of the 79th Fighter Group in Mediterranean Theater markings ca late 1943, most likely in Sicily. I like the USAAF aircraft in the RAF-style camo (Dark Earth, Midstone, Azure), and British fin flash obscuring the serial number. It’s a great look. This aircraft was later painted in a non-standard dark green camo on the fuselage by it’s pilot (Lt Erwin R Silsbee) while in Italy (mainland).
On this version, I like the Operation Torch (Nov 42) fuselage star with yellow surround combined with the mid-43 red surround on the wing stars and white bars.
This aircraft and it’s gallant pilots did great service against more advanced Bf-109F and G models and eventually won the war of attrition to gain air superiority over Tunisia, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy.
I vote ‘two thumbs up’ on Amtech P-40s.
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