B-17 Recognition Lights Panel

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  1. dabesq

    dabesq New Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to the forum and have just started to learn about WWII aircraft. I am particularly interested in B-17s and the Memphis Belle.

    A merchant on eBay is offering an IFF Recognition Lights panel supposedly designed for B-17s:

    eBay Motors: WWII B-17 IFF/FRIEND/FOE RECOGNITION 3 SWITCH (item 170256026900 end time Sep-03-08 18:08:42 PDT)

    Is anyone familiar with this part? Was it actually used in B-17s, especially the B-17F?

    The seller claims that the part is shown in "Army drawing 42D5051 dated 6/17/1942", but can't provide me a link to a copy.

    Does anyone have a copy of that drawing or a photo showing this part in a B-17?

    I really appreciate any assistance you can offer.

    Thanks, Dan

    PS: I hope this is posted in the correct place!
     
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    Here is a statement from a B-17G erection manual and also a page from a B-17F Pilots manual showing the location and a poor Boeing drawing of the panel. The mag switch assembly is located behind the engine throttles near the instrument panel. This info can be found at
    Instrument panels for World War 2 B17 Planes
     

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