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Curtiss P-40K-1CU from Siberian route
Updated on May 6, 2014
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Drawing by Tapani Tuomanen

 

P-40K-1-CU 42-46279 is photographed after an intermediate stop at Kirensk, north of Lake Bajkal, on the Alaska-Siberia route. The first P-40s flown on this route arrived at Krasnoyarsk on November 16, 1942.

(image from Red Stars 4, of Geust and Petrov, ed. Apali)

Below: another similar plane (s/n 4246051) in US markings, characterized by a reversed camouflage (brown and green exchanged).