Hello all iv been back at it can anyone id these bits for me?
The first bit coule be from a number of aircraft but is most likely to be from a B17 or B24. It is large 37" x 15" and as you can see it has a steel rod running down one side but looks like it had one down the other side at one time. It was in a hedge so it may just be abit of farm junk but it has a good clear part number. If it turnes out to be from a B24 it will be my first piece from a libertor
Next up is what looks to be an inspection hatch?? It is 24" long and 14" wide. It was found on a former B17 Base on good Friday it is allso quite a large piece and shaped like a teardrop. Any help on where it came from on the aircraft would be great iv looked at pics of b17s and cant find it anywhere.
Thankyou for any help Andy
The teardrop-shaped hatch could be one of the four underwing fuel pump covers/access hatches off a B-17.
There will be a part number on it somewhere to confirm.
All the best,
Paul iv just found it (with the help of some wire wool)
Yup, that's one of the two outboard booster pump and fuel drain covers. See upper right in THIS photo.
Boeing inspector's stamp too, nice find.
Nice one Paul thanks for that. Im really pleased with that!! Im going to try and give it its shape back over the next couple of days.
Any idears on the other part or is it scrap?
Sorry Andy, I can't quite put my finger on the other item.
Good to see your back on the dig mate keep up the good work