Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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N990WY
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Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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Stumbled upon this photograph today, of a cloud seeding P-40. Thought it was kind of interesting so I wanted to share it with you guys.

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Here is another image by the same photographer: Bill Larkins.
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Re: Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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Interesting. I wonder what happened to it? Looks like it has seen better days in the picture. So what did it do? Carry chemicals in a modified drop tank or something then drop it over clouds?
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Re: Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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Looks like it's still flying -

http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p40regis ... 35795.html

The picture by Scott Rose (the one second from bottom) is the current scheme.

Interesting note, the "Bill Destafani" listed as a previous owner is better known as 'Tiger', the pilot of the highly-modified P-51D "Dago Red" at the Reno Air Races.
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Re: Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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Nice. Wrong model, but this would make a rather unique repaint...
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Re: Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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great find. The one photo is dated 2007 but the style of photograph makes it look pre 1970s. It would be interesting to see where this plane is now.

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Re: Cloud Seeding P-40 N1232N

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Fascinating aircraft.

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