In this post I will complete the 3D reference that I started in the previous post. Here is a link to the Blender file that contains 3D reference skeleton of the “long nose” P-40, described in the text below. It was compiled from all available blueprints.
Studying the dimmed blueprint scans, I was not able to read some horizontal ordinates placed close to the top and bottom segments of this fuselage. This created gaps in my 3D grid (Figure 121‑1a):
Fortunately, in the fuselage ordinates diagram (dwg 75-21-020) I was able to identify ordinates of two vertical planes, placed at +3” and +6” from the symmetry plane (Figure 121‑1b). This allowed me to interpolate these datapoints with curves.
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