German aircraft instruction tag

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  1. P.J. Sturges

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    Hello! I have a metal tag that is a bring back from Europe. Would someone be able to tell me what it is? It appears to be an instruction tag as it shows a handle or lever being pulled. Thank you! 0406161458.jpg
     
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    It's instructions for the operation of some kind of latch.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Agreed, Unlocking Process Lift at the same time while pressing the back knob/button then pull out
    Several words I can't make out and my German is not good enough to guess. Try Alder
     
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    Thank you for the translation! Have you seen this tag before or would you have any guesses as to what it is referring to?
     
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    Too mangled to guess
     
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    Yes, it is quite mangled. I am happy enough of the print was still there that you & stona were able to read it though. I have only seen German aircraft in pictures & don't know much about the details of the cockpits of the different planes.
     
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    The picture looks like a bomb or drop tank pylon.
     
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    It does a bit. If it is then I think the ETC50 had a system somewhat similar, but I can't find a drawing on this computer. I've got one somewhere :)
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    A big thank you to Crimea River & stona for the information. It's 7 Celsius & raining out today-looks like a good day to browse German cockpit images!
     
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    Have a look for images of ETC racks too, though I'm by no means sure that's what the plate comes from. I think the plate may have been attached to the rack. The problem is that those racks, once fitted, often received a fairing which might well hide the plate.
    Cheers
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    I'l be sure to do that Steve. Thanks again for your help!
     
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    My other thought was that it looked like the 20mm cannon gondola used on 109s
     
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    I will try that as I'm not finding anything on the ETC bomb rack tags or cockpit tags. Thanks!
     
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    Send a PM to Alder. His German is excellent and his wife is German.
     
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    I will do that as i'm not finding anything. I am grateful for all the help members have given me. It's nice to be able to share the passion of aviation with so many people from around the world.
     
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    If the tag is not too fragile you might try smoothing it out a bit
     
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    I tried but it is too fragile & the metal is very thin & just rips.
     
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    Being able to manipulate the piece without trying to flatten it or otherwise damage it you might be able to work out the wording/instructions on the plate. Even if you can't make out all the letters of each word a German speaker might be able to figure out the meaning.
    I understand it to be instructions for lifting a lever or handle whilst pushing a knob following which something can be pulled out and turned, but some words are missing. The big one between 'danach' (then, after) and 'drehen' (turn, twist) would be good to know.
    Cheers
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    Steve, the first 2 letters appear to be a letter "l" &"n" followed by a letter "p" or "e". I can't tell since it is ripped there. The letters that follow are: leitrictung. I don't know if it helps or not.
     
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    I think we have nailed the instruction as much as possible. It all has to do with opening whatever the picture is so the key is to determine what's in the diagram.
     
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