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May 2 2012 at 12:57 PM
John Ferdico  (Login ferdico)
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Response to are you trying to start a fight?

It looks like in this case it's an airframe that left the factory in OD and got a replacement NMF canopy hood somewhere along the line. I base this hypothesis on the prop; looks to be the original (thin) Curtiss Electric, which was factory installed on the earlier production blocks, when they were more likely to get a spritz of paint before delivery. I know the props were interchangeable, but I haven't seen any evidence of them being changed backwards through the evolution of the options.

Still, you are right that far too much authority is given to documentation when other evidence suggests variations. Photos may definitely mislead. But no more so than 70 year old pieces of paper.

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