Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

Article about: This was one of a few items i bought at the Malvern Military Convention in March. Its a fuel filler cap from an American P51 Mustang escort fighter reportedly shot down during a raid on Rege

  1. #1

    Default P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    This was one of a few items i bought at the Malvern Military Convention in March. Its a fuel filler cap from an American P51 Mustang escort fighter reportedly shot down during a raid on Regensberg, Germany. Sadly that was the only data i had with the piece which i think is a just a nice item of aviation memorabilia. I once had a massive collection of such items but had to trim it all down so much of it has gone now. This was just one of those nice items i had to snap up.

  2. #2

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    Very nice relic

    Has it got any numbers stamped anywhere on it ? They might be under some of the corrosion but, if it has got a number stamped on it, the first three will tell you what type of mustang it was (e.g. 106 = P51 B , 109 = P51 E)

    Cheers

    Steve T

  3. #3

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Very nice relic

    Has it got any numbers stamped anywhere on it ? They might be under some of the corrosion but, if it has got a number stamped on it, the first three will tell you what type of mustang it was (e.g. 106 = P51 B , 109 = P51 E)

    Cheers

    Steve T
    Hi Steve, Thanks for that info. There is numbering present part of the black rubberised seal and it is -10450-2 apart from these there are no stampings i can see in the metal parts. Would the above numbering be significant? Thanks again Steve. Regards, Tim.

  4. #4

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    The 10450 is the part number and the '2' denotes which side it's for. Before the dash ( -10450 ) should be the three numbers you need.



    Cheers

    Steve T

  5. #5

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    Quote by Steve T View Post
    The 10450 is the part number and the '2' denotes which side it's for. Before the dash ( -10450 ) should be the three numbers you need.



    Cheers

    Steve T
    Drat it Steve the three numbers before the - are missing as a chunk of that part of the rubber has been torn away! Never mind though its a nice interesting piece anyway. I had actually sold off all my aviation relics but for one of those unexplainable reasons only us collectors could understand i just liked it, thought it was quirky and bought it. It was originally priced at 85 and a couple of dealer mates of mine had bought it to sell on. They asked me what best price would be so i suggested 45 and if it doesnt sell by end of the day i would buy it off em. Thankfuly it was still there and so i bought it. Glad i did really Steve. Thanks loads for that info as its most welcome. Regards, Tim.

  6. #6

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    No probs mate Nice buy I have dug up about 10 Bowater filler caps but never a P-51 cap !!! I am jealous

    Steve T

  7. #7

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    Quote by Steve T View Post
    No probs mate Nice buy I have dug up about 10 Bowater filler caps but never a P-51 cap !!! I am jealous

    Steve T
    Have to admit Steve ive not come across many P51 relics. Sad the history of this item was not intact with it as i would have liked to known but never mind! Im sure if you stick with it you will find one one day mate! Tim.

  8. #8

    Default Re: P51 Mustang Fuel Filler Cap Relic.

    Steve, the 106 does not always denote a P-51B, we found a D model Mustang a few years back and the fuel tank stated clearly P-51B. When produced they created more B tanks then planes and as the tank was identical to the D, they never changed the labels/codes. Danny

Similar Threads

  1. The General Service cap or "Cap, Ridiculous"

    In Cloth headgear-Western Allies
    04-13-2013, 05:05 PM
  2. P51 Mustang fuel caps

    In Aircraft
    01-09-2010, 07:14 PM
  3. P51 Mustang Story

    In Aviation history
    12-30-2009, 12:06 AM
  4. New 3rd Reich militaria arrival

    In Espenlaub Militaria shop
    09-30-2009, 10:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •