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Aircraft Window. From what plane?

Started by USdog , Oct 19 2017 06:49 PM

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#1 USdog

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

Does anyone have any ideas on what this is from. My brother got it from an antique shop and was told it was off a B-17 at a salvage yard.

But I doubt it was from a B-17. Bought the item not the story. Anyone have any ideas? I tried looking for a WWII aircraft with that type of window but couldn’t find anything. So could be from anything at this point I guess.

It’s about two feet long. Can’t get exact measurements until later.

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#2 McDermut99

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

When I first looked at it the first thought that popped into my mind was that it might be part of a bomber nose, but I haven't found anything like it yet. It certainly does look like it should've come off a plane though.

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#3 WW2JAKE

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:20 PM

The only ones I could think of it being a similar size to would be the pilots front glass and the tail gunners top glass but I think the shape is off for those

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:24 PM

Doesn't look to be B-17/24/25/26 glazing



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:55 PM

Look very closely for part numbers, possibly ink stamped somewhere on the piece.

 

Those numbers can be decoded to determine what Aircraft it is from

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:28 AM

from the trapezoid design, I am thinking a center main windscreen or a singular stand alone...not much help...

 

guys liked to take the bad ones from the C-5 s and make tables out of them....I gave many away after changing therm...but never once saw anyone make a table...



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:18 AM

Unfortunately there are no markings according to him. If we assume it’s a wwii US aircraft, that should narrow the search down a bit correct?

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:19 AM

Could it maybe be part of a cockpit canopy?

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:28 AM

here is a P40 windscreen insert...could be an insert versus a window? seems like a lot of screw holes for an insert...unless the insert was framed

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

With all of those screw holes, and the thickness of the material, I would have to say it's probably not WWII

 

The perspex on most WWII aircraft that I've examined are maybe 1/2" thick at most.

 

Window material of pressurized aircraft in the 1950s and beyond are much thicker like the one illustrated

 

Again, without a part number it will be a lucky guess to find it

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:21 AM



With all of those screw holes, and the thickness of the material, I would have to say it's probably not WWII

 

 

 

The amount of screw holes should not be used to determine the age of the piece. The bombardier's nose piece of our B-25 has this many screw holes.

 

You can see the original pieces in this picture. 

 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 06:47 AM

How thick is it?  Is it armored glass?  It looks like an F-100 windscreen.  



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 03:27 AM

How thick is it?  Is it armored glass?  It looks like an F-100 windscreen.  

I don't think it's that. The F-100 windscreen comes to more of a point on top.

 

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