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P-40 prop question

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Ok, I'm building a Airfix 1/48 P-40B stationed at Hawaii in 1941, and during my research I've found conflicting information on the prop color.  I've read that the props were black with yellow tips, black with no yellow, and bare aluminum with no yellow. 

 

Anyone have any definitive answer to which is correct?

 

Thanks 

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24 minutes ago, f86esabre said:

The restored P-40B "284" has black prop with yellow tips.

Steve

Unfortunately, restored birds aren't necessarily accurate in all details.  I did find some old WW II photos that showed a prop with no yellow, but I couldn't really tell what color the prop itself was.

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Some early P-40's had natural metal props but with the rear face painted flat maroon, as an anti-glare measure. GOOGLE it.

 

 

Chris

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