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List of manufacturer part number codes
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Author:  mrmoto [ Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:51 pm ]
Post subject:  List of manufacturer part number codes

Does anyone have a list of the part number prefixes from the various manufacturers.
People tell me that Vultee is 61 or 63 and North American is 22

is there a master list that I can get that lists the prefixes for all the manufacturers or baring that, the manufacturers in WW2?

Actually, any numbers would help.


Author:  Jim MacDonald [ Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:54 am ]
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Try this link at the Aviation Archeology website. It seems pretty comprehensive.



Author:  Eric Friedebach [ Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:18 am ]
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Here are some more on numbering systems. The first two pages are from a T-28 Parts Catalog, but should apply to any NAA aircraft.



This is from a Stearman Parts Catalog. IIRC you had some duster parts, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that you may have some Stearman stuff. Look for part numbers that start with 75. If you have any aluminum castings that have 75-1100 series numbers or 75-1200 series, those are particularly valuable!


Author:  mrmoto [ Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:55 am ]
Post subject:  par numbers

that information has been a big help in identifying the parts.
The Snow crop dusters were built out of lots of different War Surplus parts, even the planes built 20 years after the war was over. Old Leland Snow must have been a frugal man.

Author:  stetz [ Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  Part number prefix

P-38 6 digits no prefix
P-39 26 [26-104]
P-40E 87 [3 groups of numbers] 87-21-530
P-51A 73,91,99
P-51B 102,103,104
F4U VS [ VS-107103]
F6F 5 digits beginning with 24,25,26,27,28,45 [ example 24087]
TBM-3 M [example M 107103]
B-17 55,65,75 [example 75-104471]
B-25 62,82,87,90,93,94,96,98,100,108
AT-11 804
BT13/15 63-,74-
Stearman 75-
P-47 89F or 93s
A-26 7 digits no prefix
PBY 28 [ 28-10956
Stinson L-1 70

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