Relic aircraft parts - Need help IDing them !

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  1. Steve T

    Steve T New Member

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    Hi All

    I have been recovering relics again from a USAAF airbase and have two items that I need help on.

    The first I believe is from inside the carburetor of either a Allison or Merlin engine, just need help on IDing which one. (Only P38s and P51s were based at the old airfield where these items were recovered).

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    Nice number on the piece. Is it a part number or aircraft serial number ?

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    The other items was these the tubes, both made of aircraft alloy with a steel/iron clamp at one end. As you can see, they are 2 foot long. At first I thought they may have been 50cal barrel sleeves (blast tubes) but I can't match them to any from either a P51 or P38. Then I thought they could be from the engine compartment, (they were found tight next to the above mesh item), but again, cannot track them down to a Allison or Packard Merlin. Anybody know what they are off ? No markings visible on either, but there is the remains of yellow paint on both.

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    Close up of the 'clamped' end

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    Close up of other end

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    Also evidence of something being mounted here as there are 4 screw/bolt holes on both examples.

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    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    Steve T
     
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    Steve T New Member

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    Ok, tubes and mesh positively IDd

    The mesh is from an Allison engine carb (P38 lightning) and the tubes are indeed 50cal barrel tubes (Blast tubes), from a P38 Lightning. Pictures showing tubes and mesh below......

    In the second picture you can clearly see where the tube attaches to the MG and the clamp and groove seen in the examples I have

    Turned out to be two of the best finds I've made for a while !!!!

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    :) :)
     
  3. A4K

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    Great finds mate!
     
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    I agree, and awesome job ID'ing them!
     
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    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    Excellent finds Steve! And way to go on the ID to!:thumbleft:
     
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