Color of P-40 inner wheel

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Color of P-40 inner wheel

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:47 pm

March 19th, 2017, 6:43 pm #1

What color would the inner wheel area be on the P-40? I'm just about ready to paint them.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:09 pm

March 19th, 2017, 10:13 pm #2

It was lined on fabric and would be a greenish khaki drab
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:47 pm

March 19th, 2017, 10:43 pm #3

I'm guessing it might be rust colored with the brakes, but I wanted to double check.
Last edited by Darren_Roberts on March 19th, 2017, 10:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: September 14th, 2005, 5:37 pm

March 19th, 2017, 11:15 pm #4

Paint it black.
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Joined: December 18th, 2016, 8:46 pm

March 19th, 2017, 11:38 pm #5

Look here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/35963591@ ... 864527612/
http://www.p40warhawk.com/P-40sToday/St ... P-40_2.htm
Just use Google Images and find photos of P-40 wheels and wheel wells.
Last edited by RichScheuerer on March 19th, 2017, 11:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:28 am

March 20th, 2017, 1:38 am #6

I'm guessing it might be rust colored with the brakes, but I wanted to double check.
which is the color of the casting material and IIRC from working on them the P-40 wheels were cast aluminum. Unless the group or squadron they served in painted them in their individual colors.
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Joined: May 16th, 2004, 9:14 pm

March 20th, 2017, 3:10 am #7

What color would the inner wheel area be on the P-40? I'm just about ready to paint them.
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