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Hi, I just picked these wings up in a lot off ebay....just wondering what era they are from, the observer wing Im guessing WWII or after but I think they were discontinued sometime?....the Naval pilot wing I'm not sure, very shiny Im guessing recent but dont know, cant find any markings on either one, thanks for any help or info.....mike

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Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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The wing pattern of the observer wing is an older design similar with AMCRAFT and other patterns. The photos make is hard to determine since the details appear to be very soft. Something else that stands out is the fact the obverse appears to be polished while the reverse in bad shape.

 

Two questions:

 

1) Are there are markings on the reverse?

2) What is your best guess at what the wing is made of?

 

John


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Thanks for the reply John, there are no markings on the reverse that I can see, the front does appear to have a shiny plating, the wing is heavy, the back has some greenish patina, maybe it is made of copper or bronze like material? you can see the copperish like color on the back and on a few wear spots on the front......mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Could be a brass wing with a silver plate which was a less expensive wing vs. sterling.

 

John


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Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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