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    I bought this canopy at an antiques festival yesterday. I was told it's from an F-4 Phantom. Is that correct? Any more info on this would be appreciated.
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    Its not from a Phantom, Don't know what it is off, but its not a phantom. I worked on Phantoms in the 80's at HOSM and wanted a canopy as a garden cloche but they wouldn't let the scrap ones go without destroying them. I can see the lines where the MDC was so the aircraft had ejector seats but other than that I haven a clue. Look around the edge for a number, there may be a part number etched in but its a long shot.
    Cheers
    Gary

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    Quote by hangarman View Post
    Its not from a Phantom, Don't know what it is off, but its not a phantom. I worked on Phantoms in the 80's at HOSM and wanted a canopy as a garden cloche but they wouldn't let the scrap ones go without destroying them. I can see the lines where the MDC was so the aircraft had ejector seats but other than that I haven a clue. Look around the edge for a number, there may be a part number etched in but its a long shot.
    Cheers
    Gary
    Thanks for your response. I found 2 numbers (see photo) at both ends. Looks like 166-31804-11 over D412141 and ???-31804-B over D412135. Does this help?
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    OMG! You have a Jupiler beer keg lid! It's the best Belgian beer you can find!!! ;-)

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    Also got it in an auction, although I've never tried it. Thought it was cool.

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    Here's another photo looking from the inside. I learned it is not from an F-4. Someone suggested it is from a glider. It is 66" in length and 33" across. Looks like something may have been attached to the inside due to the pattern. Anybody have an idea where this canopy came from?
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    Quote by asterperious View Post
    Looks like it might be a Panther plex http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XWFAQWhz33...Canopy0001.jpg
    I think you may be right. After some research I think the lines on the canopy are a defrosting system or maybe an antenna.

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