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

 

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

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