Thanks onaway,just got back from a week away thought id catch up! interesting to think it might be off a spit
Brataccas thanks for the reply,i had given up on that old hunk of metal,but you suprise me.Do you have any more info on which part it may have had use?
Iv manged to unfold that piece of ali in the previous picture and gIve it a clean.Didnt notice until i had to move it from ontop of the 1000 tiles i have to put on the roof that its got some stamps tell me something,is my luck changing?? can anyone tell what these marks mean?
2 0 1 2 3 C
L/A 121 15
Cannot tell you exactly but they are aircraft manufacturers inspection stamps.
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Well, it's aircraft alloy. The longer number will be a part number. If it is stamped with an aircraft make, the ID number will carry a prefix. Here is a link that you need to save to your favorites....
Aviation Archaeology- Part Number Prefix By Aircraft Type
Here's another link that you need to save, slightly differnet information but important as the above when you dig up the kind of stuff you do.....
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present
The number in the circle is the manufacturers inspection stamp. Paul B may be able to help ID exactly who it refers to.
Finally, here is a link to RAF serials....
That should keep you going for a while.
Thanks Ade, Blimey Steve thats a lot of reading,will have a look in a mo when i get 5.Thanks for the help.oh talking of help Steve,thought you were meant to be on your way?
I did set off but realised all I knew about you was that you lived in Cornwall and are in the building industry. Kinda hard to make sure I'm abusing the right person really, and builders don't normally take kindly to being randomly abused.
Anyway, it was about time you had a truly awesome find.......we did tell you it would happen eventually.
Steve,thank you so much for the link on the US aircraft,so interesting!