Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

B-17 component

Article about: I found this item on a former B-17 base recently .... it has a Boeing stamping .... it looks as though it has something to do with control wires .... not sure .... any B-17 component experts

  1. #1

    Default B-17 component

    I found this item on a former B-17 base recently .... it has a Boeing stamping .... it looks as though it has something to do with control wires .... not sure .... any B-17 component experts out there ... ?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture boeing.jpg  

  2. #2

    Default Re: B-17 component

    Interesting find, Only guessing but it looks similar to a pressure pad for a US land mine. No doubt someone can confirm.
    Thanks for sharing.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

  3. #3

    Default Re: B-17 component

    I know what you mean Luckystrike.....but the pressure pad for the land mine was of tubular construction, not 'boxed' like this piece.

    Could do with a picture of it next to something common place to get an idea of scale Gremlin

    Steve T

  4. #4

    Default Re: B-17 component

    I am by no means an "expert"...on anything. However, it looks like it may be an elevator surface trim wheel. ??
    [B][COLOR=Black][SIZE=3][FONT=Book Antiqua][I] Steve[/I][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

    [CENTER][I][FONT=Georgia][COLOR=orange]Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [/I][/CENTER]
    [B]
    [SIZE=3][COLOR=lemonchiffon][I][CENTER][FONT=Georgia]"Fly on dear boy, from this dark world of strife. On to the promised land to eternal life"[/FONT][/CENTER]
    [/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

  5. #5
    ?

    Default Re: B-17 component

    Quote by gremlin View Post
    I found this item on a former B-17 base recently .... it has a Boeing stamping .... it looks as though it has something to do with control wires .... not sure .... any B-17 component experts out there ... ?
    3-11003: Pulley Assembly, Engine Control Stand Lower Pulley Rack.
    4 units per rack.

    Parts numbered 11 in this illustration:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fig194.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	103.1 KB 
ID:	154132

    All the best,
    PB

  6. #6

    Default Re: B-17 component

    Dear Paul,

    Thanks for the identification ... to say I'm impressed with your knowledge is an understatement! I've since found several more of these items from the edge of a pond near a dispersal point ... just waiting for the water to go down to launch a full scale investigation ...

    All the best,
    Simon

Similar Threads

  1. Polish wz 17 Body Armour

    In Polish Armed Forces - Second Republic (Siły Zbrojne II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) 1918-1939
    03-30-2010, 03:15 AM
  2. 04-04-2009, 01:45 AM
  3. French/German Unique Model 17

    In World Firearms
    07-05-2008, 12:12 AM
  4. M 17 Avalov/Kummant gasmask filter

    In Imperial Russian and White Army pre 1920
    03-01-2008, 04:35 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
  •