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#16 Smitty44

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:11 AM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:07 AM

Best guess, I would say its an abrasion or deice strip. On a modern rebuild to save weight and drag it would be simpler to paint it on rather like the yellow anti ice paste you see on Spits today.


Edited by TonyT, 07 December 2017 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:43 AM

Agreed- Should not be there....Post war mod of some kind.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:00 PM

I can tell you where it came from, though...








...a rubber chicken.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:24 AM

Hi Gaz, could you provide any details related to your picture, time period, unit etc.? It seems to be too shiny for war period bird.

Please check this link, a few pics. from Curtis assy. line 

 

Also the picture bellow, shows the wing tip "break-down" clearly, without the de-icing strip thingie :)

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:33 AM

Total modern head bumper mod for some vertically challenged floor sweepers driving a modern squeegy machine inside an air conditioned hangar. It's like looking at a Redbull polished alclad P-38 and wanting to vomit. Modern add on.

But then again no period P-51D's ever had putty or painted wings in 1944/45.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:28 AM

Hi Gaz, could you provide any details related to your picture, time period, unit etc.? It seems to be too shiny for war period bird.

Please check this link, a few pics. from Curtis assy. line 

 

Also the picture bellow, shows the wing tip "break-down" clearly, without the de-icing strip thingie :)

 

0712006_6.jpg

It's a recent picture taken within the last few years.

 

Thank you for that great link!  It's interesting to see which parts were put onto the bird painted against corrosion.

 

Interestingly, only 2 Warhawks were delivered in NMF.  Neither appears to have the three-aerial scheme in period photos:

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Happy coincidence for me.  One of the coolest looking planes ever built in NMF.  How lucky can a foil user get?

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:09 PM

It is a post-war mod that was used on many a/c to eliminate "hangar rash"...
I've seen it on still flying DC-3's!!
Cheers
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:44 PM

 

It is a post-war mod that was used on many a/c to eliminate "hangar rash"...

 

That depends on how hard you hit it.... :innocent:

 

 

Little snippet,

 

On some airliners you will see a black patch along the leading edge, this has a light on the fuselage shining on it and is used so you can detect ice forming. I'm not sureif the 737 has it as they use the wiper arms as a visual reference.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

It is a post-war mod that was used on many a/c to eliminate "hangar rash"...
I've seen it on still flying DC-3's!!
Cheers
Alan

Now that sounds like the definitive answer!  Thank you, Alan!

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:39 PM

From the photo seems to be a restored P-40 and the fillet seems to be a strip of rubber to protect the wing tip from hanger damage.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:29 PM

On some airliners you will see a black patch along the leading edge, this has a light on the fuselage shining on it and is used so you can detect ice forming. I'm not sureif the 737 has it as they use the wiper arms as a visual reference.

 

 

That's totally an individual airline thing.  Airbus products have a little black triangle above certain cabin windows that show the crew which windows to look out of to see the ice conditions on the l/e of the wing and engines.  I asked a flight attendant what the triangles were for, and of course she didn't know.  So she asked the pilot, who came back to talk to me about it ;)

 

All airliners have wing/engine inspection lights embedded in the sides of the fuselage to illuminate the relevant areas of the leading edges so they can check for ice.  


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