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#1 phantomfixer

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:02 AM

This was posted on the H.A.M.B. forum  any ideas>>>>?...found in a junkyard covered by weeds...

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:52 AM

Need more images to possibly identify.  Images especially of the back, headrest, and bottom base.  I had some orange painted USAF crew seats a few years ago that looked similar.  They were flight engineer and/or navigator seats from the C-119, C-124, B-36, and possibly C-97.  The seats pictured look similar to the seats that I had, except for the tubular frame on the sides.  My guess is that they are USAF seats?  Are there any data plates?  Will do more research.


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#3 phantomfixer

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:30 PM

Thanks North...this was the only image posted on a hotrod forum....and they were asking off handed for an IDI agree with a postwar multi engine plane seat....



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:32 PM

Some aircraft possibilities:

 

B-36, B-45, B-47, C-54, C-74, C-97, C-69/C-121, C-82/C-119, C-123, C-124, C-130, C-131, C-133, C-135/707, C-141.

 

The inertia reel lever on the left side of the seat bucket looks to be one from the 1950s-1960s and possibly used later also.



#5 phantomfixer

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:38 AM

dig it.. I think I can rule out C130 and C141 seats, unless they were different when first developed... I can compare the seat to some in our Museum at DAFB...

 

Thanks for the help North



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 03:11 AM

Look very similar to two seats I once that came from the passenger compartment of an ATC C-45 that had been used as a navigation trainer.

 

Is there an open box on the back to hold charts and check lists?


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:07 PM

I don't think they are UC-45 or C-45, not from what I can see based on some UC-45 seats which are visible in some pics I took which are in this thread below.

http://www.usmilitar...-are-long-over/


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