Soviet P-40s at
Abadan Airfield, Iran



The following two photos show the assembly of P-40Ks (both short and long-tailed)
at Abadan Airfield during March of 1943. Also visible outside the hangar are numerous Douglas
A-20 Havocs, Bell P-39 Airacobras, at least two North American AT-6 Texans, and many P-40s.


Nick Parrino photo, FSA/OWI Collection (Library of Congress) - Larger Image


Nick Parrino photo, FSA/OWI Collection (Library of Congress) - Larger Image



Seen in this shot are numerous A-20s, P-39s, AT-6s, and at least three dozen P-40s.


NARA via Fold3.com - Larger Image



The NARA caption for the above photo:



This view shows some of the P-40s seen in the background of the previous photo.
There appears to be a mix of P-40E-1s and short and long-tailed P-40Ks.


NARA via Fold3.com - Larger Image

A closer look at P-40K-10-CU 42-10135...


NARA via Fold3.com - Larger Image



This next pair of photos shows P-40E-1 41-36942... one of just two P-40Es that your
webmaster has seen with a short-tailed P-40K fin fillet and fishtail engine exhausts.


Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image


Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image



A P-40N that's seen better days... the cause of this prang is currently unknown to me.


Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image


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