Throttle and trim?

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    #1 Startiger, Oct 8, 2009
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    Visiting a small museum in central Italy I found tis item. Even the museum curator was unable to trace back the history. It's likely it is coming from a WW2 US aircraft; I think a single engine.
    I had a quick sweep through my books but I was not lucky enough. Can anyone help me in understanding where is this item coming from?
     

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    That looks to be from a Mosquito.
     
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    Unfortunately no stencilling or placard was noticed!!!
     
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    Ive seen this before some where. Im not feeling the best today but will see what I can find. I dont think its from a mosquito.
     
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    Lavochkin.
     
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    In the meanwhile I made some research:
    - cross checked with Mosquito pictures found surfing the web: seem quite different
    - checked over some poor quality pictures of DH Vampire: seem more appropriate. The Vampire seems consistent with the plywood side; moreover the item is in a location close to the base airfiled of Italian Air Force Vampires
    - Lavochkin seems 100% inappropriate

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Mosquito and Vampire have similar fuselage construction. That's what fooled me!
     
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    #10 Startiger, Oct 11, 2009
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    BINGO!
    It's a DH Vampire... the enclosed pictures, scanned from Scale Aircraft Modelling June 1992 issue, can clear the matter!
    This A/C is a Vampire Mk I and was preserved at the Midland Air Museum near Coventry - UK - when Terence Marriott took the pictures.
     

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    Hi, is that wreck coming from a crashed plane? It seems burnt...:?:
     
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    #12 Startiger, Oct 12, 2009
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    Two images quickly scanned from the parts catalogue...
     

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    Great job figuring it out guys!!!
     
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    I think it was simply left exposed to weather
     
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    Yes, maybe.
    Very interesting those drawings you've found.
    BTW, what a complicate device with all those levers and wheel and knobs...:lol:

    Cheers
     
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    Nice ID fellas!
     
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