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A while ago I bought this aircraft box over here in France. I think it is an early ww2 aircraft ammo box but I am a bit skeptical about the writings starting with "52". Does it mean it was still used post war ? Thanks for your help.

 

Julien

 

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the numbers aren't dates but are aircraft part numbers. Both of the part numbers have prefixes, that according to an aviation archeology website, were for parts used on the P2V "Neptune" patrol bomber built by Lockhheed.

first flight of the Neptune was May 17 1945

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-2_Neptune

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The problem is that what you have looked up is the aircraft serial number for a P-40. Only major assemblies on an aircraft have the A/c serial number. Parts numbers are a different thing. And this box has part numbers starting with 42 and with 52 which are both prefixes associated with the Neptune.

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/partaircraft.htm

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Just a little note:

The P-40 ammo boxes I've were very lovely stainless steel ones.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Old thread but I just thought about the width of the box, = what calibre the gun was.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Hello

 

50 caliber fits perfectly in it.

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lockheed neptune nose turret, reallllly old one, before they got rid of turrets, made out of the material saving wood type stuff to from ww2

 

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ok thanks. I guess I will have to remove it from the feet of my 1943 ETO USAAF gunner !

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lockheed neptune nose turret, reallllly old one, before they got rid of turrets, made out of the material saving wood type stuff to from ww2

 

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Thanks for posting the diagram, I knew it was Neptune due to the part number prefix, just didn't know where it went on the Tune. As an aside I actually flew in a restored SP-2H (late model neptune) several years ago

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