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#26 phantomfixer

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 01:54 PM

Looks like a few ratchets 3/8 drive and a few sockets in the top try...bottom had no foam for the cutouts...most likely a speed handle or two and a multi meter to check for stray volts on the squibs...speculation ..

 

 yeah I love the markings...and the box with the corner feet and the handles are more in line with a 40s/50s era manufacture tool box..but paint and markings look like late 70s to mid 80s..

 

maybe a tool box guy will chime in..

the inventory list is missing from the packing slip ...sadly   LOL  

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#27 Bluehawk

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:06 PM

Looks like a few ratchets 3/8 drive and a few sockets in the top try...bottom had no foam for the cutouts...most likely a speed handle or two and a multi meter to check for stray volts on the squibs...speculation ..

 

maybe a tool box guy will chime in..

the inventory list is missing from the packing slip ...sadly   LOL  

Yup, it was them darn ghosts again...  :)



#28 phantomfixer

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

some AAF tools for the old boxes...found while trying to obtain GMTK tools...

1/2 inch drive  15/16 Wright socket AC coded dated 1942, -42

Plomb 9/32 drive breaker bar WF-7, WF= Wright Field contract

 

now...sadly, need to be on the hunt for 9/32 drive sockets 

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#29 phantomfixer

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

-42 stamp

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#30 Bluehawk

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

How much we took all that for granted in days gone by!  :)



#31 phantomfixer

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:58 AM

yeah man..!

Tools and mechanics get overlooked in military history...as I find more tools etc will post...one I have been meaning to post is a 1 inch drive 4 ft torque wrench...marked 1607th prop shop...imagine all the nights out on the line swapping engines and props ...on the Dover flight line...wind whipping, sun blazing etc...if that thing could talk



#32 Lee Ragan

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

As a supply guy, I didn't use these tools and boxes, but I vividly remember sorting piles of sockets and other misc. tools that had been turned in so they could be re-issued. 



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:09 PM

"1 inch drive 4 ft torque wrench"

The mind reels at such a thought... 

 

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