Aircraft Data Plate

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  1. ProudKerman

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    Recently bought these three data plates. Any info on them?
    I know a fair bit about the C-47 (ADF Serials)
    A little about the B-25
    But nothing about the Supermarine one, most likely Walrus? Any help?
    Also a few sources say the B-25 was recovered once upon a time but where did it end up?
    Any help would be great :)
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    Doesn't show up in here ... UK Serials

    Keep trying ...
     
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    Data plates were also put on control surfaces, especially if they were built by a subcontractor.
     
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    The serial number on the Supermarine plate doesn't correspond to a British aircraft serial number, which, at that period, were a letter followed by four numbers - eg. K1234. Possibly a component part I.D. plate ?
     
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    I have a RAN document (admiralty fleet orders) showing that the 22308 series of part numbers is a Walrus part, but don't have any description of 22308/89.

    Aircraft data plates don't have a drawing number on them (from what I recall), so this is probably a component off a Supermarine Walrus/Sea Otter.
     
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    #6 stona, Oct 28, 2015
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    That serial number (6S26124) is sometimes called the main data plate number or cockpit data plate number. It is a manufacturer's serial number and should not be confused with an RAF or other service's serial number (like Airframe's K1234 above).

    I'm not really familiar with these plates on British aircraft but I do know 6S does apply to Supermarine. The drawing number would tell someone who knows what aircraft and which 'group' of components of said aircraft the plate was applied to.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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