Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
Stock No. 5527
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Aircraft Access Panel Ex USAAF Base Grafton Underwood - Click for the bigger picture

Aircraft Access Panel Ex USAAF Base Grafton Underwood

On offer are further relic items from our Grafton Underwood collection. Firstly we have an access panel, again probably from a crashed B-17. This still has the majority of its olive drab paint to the outside as well as Northamptonshire mud. The items has clearly not been touched since it was recovered from the ground. The mud still attached to the unpainted inside indicates this part was unbolted from larger section of airframe after it came down. The remains of stencilling is shown on the inside face. Not easy to distinguish now but we presume it identified the location of the panel. Included with this lot are two aluminium frame parts of curved form and again showing original olive paint and evidence ground recovered. One is tamped 930 in a box. The final item in this grouping looks more like a BBQ spit rather than an aircraft part! However it marking 41-8184 seems to confirm otherwise. It is made from stainless steel but function and location on the aircraft is a complete mystery The larger panel section measures 30" x 10.5” (76 cm x 27 cm)