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Any P-38 experts? need help with part I.D.

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Central Europe/ Czech Rep?, pre-1945, unk details

 

Oil radiator from P-38??? or other plane??

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thx, i did find that patent as well :)

 

my friend in Prague thought P-40

 

probably not many p-40s in the Euro TO, though..

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Not with the 8th AF operating from England, but there were plenty operating from the Mediterranean. I'd agree with you friend, but maybe someone can track down one of the numbers to the ac type.

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P-40s lacked the range to get to Czech Republic from Allied held territory in Italy; if that is a part used to cool or lubricate an Allison engine, it came out of an American P-38 or (possibly) a Soviet operated P-39.

 

cheers

 

horseback

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P-40s had a good range, over 1000km on lean economy settings.

 

This was a pre-war requisite. Most American fighter aircraft had good ferry ranges. This does not mean they could fly and fight at these ranges.

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