WWII Bomb Rack : RAF or USA ??....

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Seeadler

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Nov 19, 2006
Hi, I have a nice WWII Bakelite Bomb Rack in my collection but I do not know if it is used and made by the RAF or by the USAAF ?, and if it is used for a fighter or a bomber. On the backside ( see photo ) are some marks/numbers in the Bakelite and on the blue-grey paint is stamped in red paint the text : 550 ? LB BOMB MAX. LOAD . Is there somebody who can help me with more information ( perhaps a picture or a internetlink ) ?. Thanks for your help. Kind Regards from Europe : Seeadler :lol:
 

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Hello Seeadler, the item is not complete. It is only the fairing and sway brace attachment for the actual bomb suspension unit. At first glance it looks like a Luftwaffe item but I'm not sure. I will troll through my data and see if I can make an ID.

regards,

Peter
 
That bomb rack is the one used on the North American P-51A Mustang.
 

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