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Manufacturer Codes/inspectors stamps:

AS = Airspeed
AW = Armstrong Whitworth
BP = Boulton Paul (possibly EP)
C = Canadair (inspector's id number is arranged vertically within the C) (Sabre Mk.4 & Mk.6)
CAA = Commonwealth Aircraft
CCF = Canadian Car & Foundary (Hurricane Mk.IIB and Mk.IIC)
CH = Claudel Hobson
DH = de Havilland
DHB = de Havilland, Broughton
DHC = de Havilland, Christchurch
DHL = de Havilland, Lostock (usually propellers)
EEP = English Electric Preston
FB = Bristol
F8 = Fairey Engineering
FL = Folland
FM = Fairey
GAL = General Aircraft Limited
G5 = Gloster
GHCH = George Hardman Ltd. of Haywood Lancs
HA = Hawker – also 41H?
HP = Handley Page
HPL = High Speed Plastics Ltd. of Bangor, N.Wales
LAP = London Aircraft Production Group (Halifax)
LBSB = Austin Motors Longbridge
LTAF = London Aircraft Production Group (Halifax)
MCO = Morris Cowley Oxford
N = Noorduyn (UC-64 and Harvard)
PAC = Percival Aircraft Corporation
PP = Miles
PPA = Miles (Phillips & Powis)
R = Republic
R2 = Rootes Secturities (Blenheim, Beaufighter and Halifax)
R3 = Avro
RR = Rolls Royce
RY = Avro (Yeadon)
SB = Short Brothers
SFR = Rootes Speke
SR = Saunders Roe
SHB = Short & Harland Belfast
SHR = Short & Harland Rochester
TAM = Tampier (Bloctube Controls Ltd. of Aylesbury)
TAY = Taylorcraft
VA = Victory Aircraft
VACB = Vickers Armstrong Castle Bromwich
VACH = Vickers Armstrong Chester
VABL = Vickers Armstrong Blackpool
WA = Westland

Miscellaneous Codes:

AGS = Aircraft General Standard (Often on nuts and bolt heads)
ALCLAD = Aluminium (Or “Alooominum” if from former colonies!)
ALCOA = Aluminium Corporation of America
PSC = Pressed Steel Company

Aircraft Part Codes:

P39 = Airacobra (Bell)
AW41 = Albermarle Mk1
652A = Anson (All Mk’s)
660 = Argosy
UC61 = Argus Mk1 (Fairchild)
UC61A= Argus Mk II
UC61K= Argus Mk III
55, 56 = AT-6
77, 78 = AT-6A
84 = AT-6B
88 = AT-6C
121 = AT-6D
168 = AT-6G
804 = AT-11
54576 = AT-17
701 = Avro Athena T2
540 = Avro 504K
582 = Avro 504N

187 = Baltimore (Martin)
PD = Battle
PC = Battle
PA = Battle
156 = Beaufighter Mk1F
152 = Beaufort
126 = Beaufort DAP
192 = Belvedere (Westland)
B101 = Beverley (Blackburn) C1
555 = Bison
142M = Blenheim Mk IF
149 = Blenheim Mk Ib
160 = Blenheim Mk V
130A = Bombay
12, 13, 14 or 19 = Boomerang (CAC)
B26 = Botha
164 = Brigand
F2A = Bristol Fighter
19 = BT-9
19A = BT-9A
23 = BT-9B
29 = BT-9C
63, 74, 79 = BT-13
B103 = Buccaneer
B339E = Brewster Buffalo
105A = Bristol Bulldog Mk II & IIa

EA3 = Canberra B2
EA2 = Canberra PR3
EA4 = Canberra Mk24
SC4 = Canberra U/D 10
28 = Catalina Mk I
CH47 = Chinook HC1
C1 = Chipmunk T10
60 = Cirrus Moth Mk I & II
6 = Comet Mk I – IV
20 = Commando

C47 = Dakota Mk I
C53 = Dakota Mk II
C47A = Dakota Mk III
C47B = Dakota Mk IV
P82 = Defiant
104 = Devon
89A = Dominie Mk I
‘(B = Dominie Mk II
4 = Dove

AS10 = Envoy Mk III
229 = Fortress Mk I

60M = Gipsy Moth

HP57 = Halifax Mk I
HP59 = Halifax Mk II
HP61 = Halifax Mk III
HP63 = Halifax Mk IV
HP63 = Halifax Mk V
HP70 = Halifax Mk VIII
HP71 = Halifax Mk IX
(letter prefix) 49 = Hamilcar
HP52 = Hampden Mk I
HP54 = Harrow
16 = Harvard I
66 = Harvard II
88 = Harvard IIa
AT16 = Harvard IIb
HP67 = Hastings
HP94 = Hastings C4
DB7 = Havoc I
DB7A = Havoc Mk II
75 = Hawk (Curtis)
P1182 = Hawk (BAe)
C130K = Hercules (Lockheed)
14 = Heron
HP50 = Heyford
3 = Hornet
87 = Hornet Moth
AS51 = Horsa (Also marked AS58)
16 = Hudson
L-214 = Hudson Mk I
L-414 = Hudson Mk II-VI
P1067 = Hunter Mk I
P1099 = Hunter Mk6
P1101 = Hunter T7

TypeS = Jaguar
TypeM = Jaguar T2
121 = Jaguar
GA5 = Javelin
145 = Jet Provost

87 = Kittyhawk (P-40)

683 = Lancaster (All Mks)
691 = Lancastrian
32 = Liberator
22 = Lightning (P-38)
P1B = Lightning Mk IF
P25 = Lightning Mk 2F
P26 = Lightning Mk 3F
P11 = Lightning T4
P27 = Lightning T5
694 = Lincoln
P8 = Lysander

M14 = Magister Mk I
679 = Manchester
179 = Marauder
252 = Martinet
M25 = Martinet TT1
M9 = Master Mk I
M19 = Master Mk II
M27 = Master Mk III
M16 = Mentor
G41A = Meteor Mk I
G41F = Meteor F4
G43 = Meteor T7
G41K = Meteor F8
G41L = Meteor FR9
G41M = Meteor PR10
NA62B = Mitchell Mk I
NA82 = Mitchell II
NA-108 = Mitchell III
98 = Mosquito (All Mks)

73 = Mustang I (Also NA83)
91 = Mustang Ia
97 = A-36 Apache (with dive brakes)
99 = P-51A / Mustang II
102 = Mustang III
103 = P-51C (early version) / Mustang III
104 = P-51B (later version) / Mustang III
106 = Mustang
109 = Mustang IV
111 = P-51C (later version) / Mustang III
111 = P-51K-NT (early Dallas-built = Mustang IVA
122 = P-51D-NA (later version) / Mustang IV
124 = P-51D-NT (late version Dallas built) / Mustang IV

26 = Neptune
HS801 = Nimrod (BAe)

AS10 = Oxford MkI & II
AS46 = Oxford MkV

P66 = Pembroke
F-4 = Phantom
P28 = Proctor I
P30 = Proctor II
P34 = Proctor III
P31 = Proctor IV

82B = Queen Bee (Pilotless?)

C1-13 = Sabre (F-86)
10 = Sea Vixen
VS2 = Sea Wolf
696 = Shackleton
382 = Spiteful
300 = Spitfire Mk I; Ia; Ib
329 = Spitfire Mk IIa & IIb
375 = Spitfire Mk IIc
353 = Spitfire Mk IV
332 = Spitfire Mk Vb
331 = Spitfire Mk Vb
349 = Spitfire Mk Vc & LF Vb
352 = Spitfire F Vb
351 = Spitfire Mk VII
359 = Spitfire Mk III
361 = Spitfire Mk IX
362 & 387 = Spitfire Mk X
365 = Spitfire Mk XI
366 = Spitfire Mk XII & XIII
367 & 353 = Spitfire Mk XIII
369 & 379 = Spitfire Mk XIV & XIVe
380 = Spitfire Mk XVI
394 = Spitfire Mk XVIII
389 & 390 = Spitfire Mk XIX
356 = Spitfire Mk F21; F22 & F24
SB29 = Stirling
S25 = Sunderland
541 = Swift (Shorts)
546 = Swift (Supermarine)
171 = Sycamore HA12

82 = Tiger Moth
81A-1 = Tomahawk Mk I
81A-2 = Tomahawk Mk II
21 = Trident
621 = Tutor (Avro)
89 & 93 = Thunderbolt

637 = Valetta
706 & 710 = Valiant
A00 = Vampire Mk F1; F3; F5; F9
13 = Vampire NF10
15 = Vampire T11
668 = Varsity
12 = Venom
V146 = Ventura
237 = Ventura Mk V
HP80 = Victor
498 = Viking C2
FB27 = Vimy Mk IV
698 = Vulcan

03 = Wackett (CAC) (02, 06)
236 = Walrus
462 = Warwick ASR Mk I
413 & 611 = Warwick II
460 = Warwick III
474 & 475 = Warwick V
485 = Warwick ASR Mk VI
345 = Washington B1
P14 = Welkin
287 = Wellesley
285 & 290 = Wellington I
408 & 409 = Wellington Ia
415 & 450 = Wellington Ic
298 & 406 = Wellington II
417 & 440 = Wellington III
410 & 424 = Wellington IV
407 & 421 = Wellington V
442 & 449 = Wellington VI
429 = Wellington VIII
440 = Wellington X
454 & 458 = Wellington XI
455 = Wellington XII
466 = Wellington XIII
467 = Wellington XIV
P9 = Whirlwind
AW = Whitley
SP = Whitley
01 or 02 = Wirraway (CAC)
244 = Wildebeeste I
258 = Wildebeeste II
267 = Wildebeeste III
286 = Wildebeeste IV

685 = York C1

Air Ministry Equipment Codes:

5A = Ground Lighting and Miscellaneous Equipment
5B = Aircraft Wiring Assemblies
5CW = Aircraft Electrical Switches, Switchboxes, Relays and Accessory Items
5CX = Aircraft Electrical Lamps, Indicators, Lampholders and Accessory Items
5CY = Aircraft Electrical Plugs, Sockets, Circuit Markers, Suppressors and Accumulator Cut-outs
5CZ = Aircraft Electrical Miscellaneous Stores
5D = Aircraft Armament Electrical Stores
5E = Cable and Wire Electrical Stores
5F = Insulating Materials Electrical Stores
5G = Special Ground Equipment
5H = Standard Wiring System
5J = Batteries Primary and Secondary
5K = Electrical A.G.S and Bonding Stores
5L = Electric Lamps
5P = Ground Charging, Transforming Equipment and Motors
5Q = Ammeters, Micro-ammeters, Milli-ammeters, Voltmeters and Milli-voltmeters
5S = Strip Wiring Components
5UA = Aircraft Engine and Air Driven Electrical Current Producing Equipment and Spares
5UB = Aircraft Electrically Driven Electrical Current Producing and Transforming Equipment and Spares
5UC = Aircraft Electrical Current Control Equipment and Spares
5UD = Aircraft Electrical Motors, Blowers and Spares
5UE = Aircraft Electrically Driven Pumps, Accessories and Spares
5V = Aircraft Electrical Domestic Equipment
5W = Aircraft Electrical Actuators, Accessories and Spares
5X = Component Parts of Wiring Assemblies
6 = Nav. & optical Equipt.
6A = Aircraft Instruments
6D = Oxygen Equipment
6F = Aircraft Personnel Equipt.
7; 8, 9 = Aircraft Armaments
9A = Aircraft Towed Target Gear
9B = Armament Ground Instructional Equipment
10A = Miscellaneous Radio (Wireless) Equipment
10AB = Miscellaneous Radio (Radar) Equipment
10AC = Unassembled Items peculiar to Radio with Generic Headings similar to those in Sections 28 and 29
10AD = Items and Assemblies performing Circuit Functions (Nomenclature commencing Letters A-K)
10AD = Items and Assemblies performing Circuit Functions (Nomenclature commencing Letters L-Z)
10AF = Calculating, Indicating and Measuring Equipment
10AG = Tools and Tool Boxes peculiar to Radio
10AH = Telephone Head Equipment, Microphones and Receivers
10AJ = Mountings and their Component Parts
10AK = Dials, Handles, Knobs,Plates, Escutcheon, Pointers, Pressbuttons and Scales
10AL = Screens and Insulating Components and their Assemblies
10AM = Labels (Radio)
10AP = Boxes, Cases, Covers and Trays, other Cases, Transit
10AQ = Furniture, Tentage, textile Materials and Ventilator Equipment, peculiar to Radio
10AR = Machinery, Machine and Mechanical Parts other than those in Section 10AC
(Nomenclature commencing Letters A-K)
10AR = Machinery, Machine and Mechanical Parts other than those in Section 10AC
(Nomenclature commencing Letters L-Z)
10AT = Windows and Visors
10AU = Strip Metallic
10B = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Aerial and Mast Equipment and Insulators
10BB = Radio (Radar) Aerial and Mast Equipment and Insulators
10C = radio Chokes, Capacitors and Inductors (see also Joint-Service Catalogue)
10CV = Joint Service Common Valves
10D = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Equipment, Modulators, Panels, Receivers, Transmitters etc.
10DB = Radio (Radar) Equipment, panels, Power Units, Racks, Receivers and Transmitters
10E = Magnets and Radio Valves (Industrial Types)
10F = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Starters and Switch Gear
10FB = Radio (radar) starters and Switch Gear
10G = Ground Telephone and Telegraph Equipment
10GP = Ground Telephone and Telegraph Equipment - Post Office Pattern
10H = Radio Connectors, Discs Indicating, Fuses, Leads, Plugs and Sockets and Ancillary Parts,
Holders and Terminals.
10HA = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Connectors, Cords Instrument and Leads
10J = Radio Remote Controls
10K = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Power Units and Transformers
10KB = Radio (Radar) Power Units and Transformers
10L = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Control Units
10LB = Radio (Radar) Control Units
10P = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Filter and Receiver Units
10PB = Radio (Radar) Filter and Receiver Units
10Q = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Indicating Units
10QB = Radio (Radar) Indicating Units
10R = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Transmitter Units
10RB = Radio (Radar) Transmitter Units
10S = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Test Equipment
10SB = Radio (Radar) Test Equipment
10T = Radio Monitors and Wavemeters
10U = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Amplifying Units, Loudspeakers and Sound Reproduction Equipment
10UB = Radio (Radar) Amplifying Units and Loudspeakers
10V = Radio (Wireless and Radar) Oscillator Units
10VB = Radio (Radar) Oscillator Units
10W = Radio Resistors and miscellaneous Spares
10X = Radio Crystal Units
10Y = Cases Transit (general Radio purposes)
11A = Aircraft Bomb Gear
11C = Rocket Projector Gear
12A= Bombs (Live)
12B= Bombs (Dummy)
12C= Ammunition
12E = Torpedoes
12F= Misc. Armament
14 = Photo Equipment
15A = Man-carrying parachute Equip.
15C= Equipt Drop & Sea-Dropping Apparatus
15D = Supply Drop & ASR Equipt.
22C= Flying Clothing
27C= Survival Equipment
40H Gun Turret Cases and Airtight Containers
50A Aircraft Gun Turrets
50CC Boulton Paul Gun Turret and Gun Mounting Tools
50DD Bristol Gun Turret Tools
50EE Frazer Nash Gun Turret Tools
50H Aircraft Gun Turret Maintenance Equipment
50J Free Gun Mountings

26AE Chipmunk T MK 10
26AF Hurricane including Tempest spares
26AJ Spitfire & Seafire
26AL Sunderland 5
26AN Oxford 1 & 2
26AQ Sea Hawk
26AT Wellington B10 T10 & 18
26BA Halifax
26BJ Martinet 1
26BM Attacker F & B
26BN Proctor 3 & 4
26BP Beaufighter TT10
26BT Barracuda 3
26BU Gannet AS1 & T2
26BV Sycamore HR
26BW Dominie 1
26BX Typhoon including Tempest spares
26BY Mosquito & Sea Mosquito
26BZ Firefly
26DA Javelin F (AW)
26DB Whirlwind & Westland Sikorsky S55
26DC Vulcan B
26DD Anson
26DE Victor B1
26DF Beverley C
26DG Seamew
26DH Scimitar F1
26DJ Belvedere HC
26DK Lightening
26DL Comet 2 and Nimrod
26DM Britannia
26DN Gnat Trainer
26DP Alouette (British spares)
26DQ Basset CC1
26DR Beaver AL
26DV Venom FB NF & Sea Venom FAW
26EA Lancaster , Lincoln 2 & York C1
26ED Horsa 2
26EH Meteor F8 & T7
26EM Sea Otter
26EN Auster
26ER Tempest 2, TT5 & 6
26ET Meteor NF & TT20
26EV Vickers 1000 Transport Aircraft
26EW Hornet & Sea Hornet
26FA Brigand
26FC Vampire & Sea Vampire
26FH Sea Fury
26FK Hastings
26FL Valetta & Viking
26FM Prentice T1
26FN Devon C or Sea Heron
26FP Shackleton
26FR Winged Targets
26FU Balliol & Sea Balliol
26FV Dragonfly HC & HR
26FW Heron
26FX Hunter & De Havilland N139D(Type 110)
26FY Sea Vixen
26FZ Canberra
26GA Bristol standard parts for Beaufighter, Brigand & Buckmaster
26KK Osprey
26LK Hercules CMK1
26MM SA330E Anglo-French Helicopter
26NA Buccaneer
26NB Belfast
26PH Phantom GRF
26PJ Jet Provost T
26PN Percival Provost T1
26PP Pembroke HC, C1 & Sea Prince
26RA Jaguar
26SA Pioneer CC1
26SH Sea King
26SK Skeeter
26SR Valiant B
26SS Swift
26SW Scout [& Wasp]
26TA Andover
26TD Dominie T
26TP Twin Pioneer
26TT Tiger Moth 2
26TV Varsity T1
26UU Wellington 1
26V Hart DB & India & T
26VA Harrier GR
26VC VC10C
26WA Argosy
26WW Whirlind (helicopter)
26WX Wessex

British hardware

28D Bolts A.G.S.
28E Clips A.G.S.
28F Couplings A.G.S.
28FP Aircraft Fastner and Quick Release Pins
28G Eyebolts A.G.S.
28H Ferrules A.G.S.
28J Filler Caps and Fuel Filters A.G.S.
28K Fork Joints A.G.S.
28L Locknuts, Lockwashers A.G.S.
28M Nuts A.G.S.
28N A.G.S. Miscellaneous A to O
28P Pins A.G.S.
28Q Rivets A.G.S.
28R A.G.S. Miscellaneous P to R
28S Screws A.G.S. Miscellaneous A to O
28T Studs A.G.S.
28U Trunnions and Turnbuckles A.G.S.
28V Unions A.G.S.
28W Washers A.G.S.
28X Wire A.G.S.
28Y A.G.S. Miscellaneous S to Z
29A Bolts and Nuts, General Hardware
29B Screws, General Hardware
29C Eyelets, Roves, Screw Cups, Washers, General Hardware
29D Nails, brads, pins panel, tacks, staples, springs, General hardware
29E Pins, Woodruff Keys, General Hardware
29F Rivets, General Hardware
29G Ironmongery- General hardware (buttons, upholstery, fasteners, hasps, hinges, keys, locks, padlocks and studs upholstering)
29H Miscellaneous hardware (Bowden accessories, chains, clips hose, grips, bulldog, rings, spllt, seals, shackles and steel wire rope)

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Notes on De Havilland part numbers (posted by AgCat):

It was not the norm for de Havilland to prefix part numbers with the letters DH. In the early years of Stag Lane design all drawings were numbered in a single numerical sequence. This covered types such as the DH 60 series, through to the Tiger Moth (DH 82) and Fox Moth (DH 83) etc. From memory, I think it was perhaps the Dragon (DH 84) which introduced a model designator in the drawing number but I would have to check if that is correct. Thus, the first element of the drawing (or part) number denoted the model, followed either by the drawing number or (for later types) a system designator and then a drawing number.

Thus, the configuration of de Havilland part numbers for the Chipmunk is C1-TP-313. This number denotes a Chipmunk part (C1) for the tailplane (TP). Other systems were denoted by letters such as CF (Controls, flap) and FS (fuselage, structure). Part numbers for the Dove and Devon start 104, the Heron 114, the Trident 121 etc. Strangely, de Havilland used to 'pick and mix' its parts and bits with Dove part numbers are still used on the Nimrod MRA4!

The early single numerical sequence of de Havilland drawings covered all types from the DH 60 to the DH 89 EXCEPT the DH 87.

For the DH 87 each part was designated by a three-digit prefix comprising a single digit followed by the Type number. The first digit was used to denote the location with the aircraft the part could be found. This system gave a much wider range of possible part numbers as the complexity of aircraft increased. The designation system for the DH 87 Hornet Moth followed this sequence:

187*** Fuselage
287*** Planes
387*** Electrics
487*** Empennage
587*** Undercarriage
687*** Engine installation
787*** Flying controls
887*** Instruments
987*** Miscellaneous

At a late stage of Dragon Rapide/Dominie development the drawing sequence 989*** was introduced for parts used mainly in the various radio fits applied to the aircraft.

For the DH 90 to 93 inclusive, the same numerical designation system as for the DH 87 was used; ie;

190*** + 191*** + 192*** + 193*** - fuselage parts for the respective type. In some cases a 'zero' designator was used (ie 091***) for general arrangement drawings etc.

With the DH 94 the same system of designating part numbers by the aircraft type and its location on the aircraft was used but instead of using a single digit prefix to the type number, a letter suffix was used. For example:

94A*** General
94C*** Controls
94E*** Engine installation
94******* Fuselage
94N*** Instruents/electrics
94P*** Petrol and oil
94T*** Tailplane
94U*** Undercarriage
94W*** Wings

This system then continued on subsequent aircraft types, with the letters after the type number being used more widely to discriminate between aircraft system; eg, on the Chipmunk:

C1-C******* Controls, flaps
C1-FS*** Fuselage, structure

As well as the type-specific drawing series, de Havilland used other generic designations:

DHA and DHS - used to denote de Havilland standard parts or processes applicable to more than one aircraft type.
J - used for standard material sections used across all types.
R - used for Repair drawings. For the early types using the original all-numeric drawing series the repair drawings were mixed up in a single R-series. Later models included R as a prefix to a number allocated in the normal drawing sequence; eg, from the Chipmunk RC1-FS*** would be a repair drawing for damage to the fuselage structure. As a slight complication, some repair drawings were prefixed RD - repair drawing - rather than R, as if the system was not complex enough already.

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Notes on the CAC Wirraway, Wackett, Boomerang series of aircraft (Posted by Mark Pilkington):

The Wirraway has a number of models built from CA-1 through to CA-16 and carries part numbers originating from the NA-16 as well, resulting in part numbers of:

19- (NA-16)
01- CA-1 Wirraway mark 1
03- CA-3 " "
05- CA-5 " "
07- CA-7 Wirraway mark 11
08- CA-8 " "
09- CA-9 " "
16- CA-16 Wirraway mark 111

10- CA-10 Divebomber wings and centre-sections (fitted retrospectively to existing aircraft and in production to CA-16 aircraft)

All subsequent Wirraways carry a mixture of parts inherited from the earlier models where parts have been upgraded or added, ie a CA-16 may still carry many CA-1 parts etc if they have not subsequently been upgraded in design.

The 02- part numbers do not relate Wirraways at all as the CA-2 is the Wackett Trainer prototypes.

The 03- part numbers do not relate to Wacketts at all as the CA-3 is a Wirraway model, and the production Wacketts are the CA-6.

02- Wackett Trainer Prototype
06- Wackett Trainer production trainer (which carry the odd 02- part)

12- and 13- are Boomerang parts relating to the CA-12 and CA-13 Boomerang, as well as the CA-19 Boomerang, the latter two types had many CA-12 parts as the 13- and 19- part numbers only related to those parts that changed between the models.

12- CA-12 Boomerang production fighter
13- CA-13 Boomerang production fighter
14- CA-14 and CA-14A Boomerang turbocharged Prototype
19- CA-19 Boomerang production fighter

Note that the 19- Boomerang parts are drawn as CAC drawings and are not with 19- parts in the early Wirraways based on NA drawings from NA-16, the parts do not identify themselves as CAC or NA, however the historical drawing sets previously held by CAC/HdeHV clearly contained North American drawings for the Wirraways 19- parts ,and these are identical to the equivalent parts in many of the later NA products including the T-6 and SNJ deriviatives, despite carrying later 88- etc numbers in the NA number blocks.

obviously other CAC parts numbers are:

04- CA-4 Woomera prototype
11- CA-11 Wommera production Bomber
15- CA-15 "Kangaroo"? prototype
22- CA-22 Winjeel Prototype
25- CA-25 Winjeel Production Trainer
26- CA-26 Avon Sabre Prototype
27- CA-27 Avon Sabre production fighter
28- CA-28 Ceres Cropduster

This CAC model number information is all largely available in books such as the Stewart Wilson series on the CAC aircraft in RAAF service and there is a strong correlation between aircraft model and part number prefix.

CAC largely duplicated the North American numbering system with the initial number 01-, 16- indicating the model of aircraft (or more correctly production run block) while the next numbers formed a group of parts all related to the same elements of structure:


xx-10xxx in General Assembly drawings
xx-13xxx is wing Centre Section
xx-14xxx is wing outer panel
xx-21xxx is horizontal stabiliser
xx-22xxx is elevator
xx-23xxx is fin (vertical stabiliser)
xx-24xxx is rudder
xx-33xxx landing gear
xx-40xxx power plant
xx-51xxx Instrumentation

This is consistant across Wirraway, Boomerang and Wackett drawing indexes that I hold and referenced for this post

It is also consistant within the North American T6G drawing index that I also hold, which is full of earlier T6 production run parts such as:


as well as very early parts inherited from the NA-16 design including

which are all North American drawing parts which should not be confused with the similar CAC numbered parts above for Boomerangs or Winjeels but in the 19- series may be the identical part and drawing to that carried in the Wirraway.

Notes on the T6 series of aircraft (posted by Mark Pilkington):

In regard to North American products the type/drawing/part numbers and aircraft type production numbers for the T6 family are:

16- NA-16 series
19- BT-9
28- NJ-1
36- BC-1
49- Harvard I
54- BC-2
55- BC-1A
58- BT-14
59- AT-6
64- NA-64
65- SNJ-2
66- Harvard II
68- NA-50A (P64)
74- Harvard II
76- Harvard II
85- SNJ-3
88 - T6C, T6D, SNJ-4 SNJ-5
119- T6D
121- T6D, T6F
168 - T6G
182- T6G
186- T6J

As with the CAC Wirraway the "T6" derivitives all subsequent models may carry a mixture of parts inherited from the earlier models if they have not subsequently been upgraded in design.

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Notes on the Jaguar (posted by 12jaguar)

121 followed by A, B, E, O and S were for operational Jags

type A is French attack
type B is UK trainer
type E is French trainer
type S is UK strike

O was seen on items like weapon pylons

type M was the short lived french Maritime version, not T2 as listed

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Notes on the Lancaster (Posted by Fluffy on another thread)

Part nos for the Lanc are as :-
B – data and rigging
BBH – repairs
C – cockpit deck and fairings
D- fuselage structure
E – cowlings and fireproof bulkheads
F – wing structure
G – tailplane and elevators
H – fin and rudders
K - undercarriage main and tail
N – furnishings
O – power plant
P – fuel and oil
Q – piping services, hydraulic and pneumatic
R – flying and trim controls
S – instrument and panels
T – radio and radar
U – ancillary equipment
V – electrical systems
W – bomb gear
X – gun gear

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Thankyou Elliot !!!and a Happy New Year to you !!

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The DH thing is slightly out - on Mossie, the Letter is a prefix - ie L98 is a part of the engine system. Vampire is (eg) A00, but after Vampire it changes to the system shown for the Chipmunk.

Venom and subsequent Vampires can be a mix of the two.


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Wyvern stores ref 26FS. Part numbers in the range WA1 - 4.

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26PL for Hawk T1
With insp stamps 'HA' = Kingston /Dunsfold on fuselage components(as above). + 'BGA' on Wings /Flaps(Blackburn General Aircraft = Brough)

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Hi Elliott

Happy New Year.

Jaguar Part Nos are not Type M etc (M was the french maritime version only)

Part Nos found are as follows but were not limited to the aircraft types eg 121E could be found on RAF single seaters :rolleyes:

121A - French Strike
121B - British Trainer
121E - French Trainer
121S - British Strike

121O - Used to find these numbers on Pylons
Numbers also seen 121Q and 121X although I've never seen a specific reason for their allocation.


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Thanks Everyone - you too! Hope 2011 is fruitful for you and all you do...

Thankyou Elliot !!!and a Happy New Year to you !!

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To add a bit of early stuff to the list "as well as a little confusion :diablo:".

Parts for early Bristol aircraft "F2b, Bulldog etc" tended to have numbers stamped into them that had an "F" prefix eg- F3676, Bristol inspection stamps started with BA eg- BA9, some Bristol standard parts had an "SD" prefix eg- SD314.

A lot of late WW1 types had some parts that started with the prefix "AD" eg- AD4634, these were parts made to Air Department drawings, some of these parts were identical to the original manufacturers drawings, which must have made things a little confusing to say the least "2 different part numbers for the same part", no idea as to why they did it though :confused:.

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BA with a 2-bladed prop vertically between the letters = Blackburn Aircraft.

I've also got LA with an identical prop, but no idea whose mark it is because it was on a part found in an airfield scrap dump.

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Anyone know what RAF Section Ref 26ME is for??

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We are investigation a Wellington wreck which lies in shallow water. The Wellingon is notoriously difficult to find an identity. It does have the later type of tailwheel, but we try to find out what factory built it.

Does anyone know if the letter Y could be a link? (BY and ZY have been found amont the many numbers).

Also a stamp showing a circle with the letters


vertical like above, any clue to what factory it used this stamp?



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Here's one... I have a fuse board with the following info on the back:

s/no. DHB 33
25NF5365a mod 255776
2. Z/FW

The board is a cockpit mounted type, in grey paint. It includes a series of circuit breakers in rows of threes and fours down the left hand side, and screw type fuse holders over the rest of the surface. Amongst the systems are ADFs, weather radar, cockpit speakers, cabin speakers and cabin intercom.

What is it from? I'd hazard a guess at Comet, but the part number doesn't tie in with the Comet prefix. Following the DeHavilland system, all I can glean from the information is that it was made at Broughton and is electrical / instrumentation....

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Prob wrong, but reminds me of Trident

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Some more manufacturers codes :

41H Hawker Aircraft Ltd

HABL Hawkers Blackpool

S4 Sir WG Armstrong-Whitworth


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New and improved with updates from the last thread. Please feel free to add any stamps/suggest any improvements...

Aircraft Part Codes:

PD = Battle
PC = Battle
PA = Battle
156 = Beaufighter Mk1F
152 = Beaufort
126 = Beaufort DAP
192 = Belvedere (Westland)
B101 = Beverley (Blackburn) C1
555 = Bison
142M = Blenheim Mk IF
149 = Blenheim Mk Ib
160 = Blenheim Mk V
130A = Bombay

While looking through the parts list above for a CV prefix to identify an apparant pre-war british aluminium aircraft seat ( I saw the reference above suggesting the parts number prefix for Australian DAP Beauforts is 126- rather than 152- .

I have had the opportunity to look at a lot of DAP Beaufort parts including A9-13 - Mark V (Admittedly assumed to be assembled from 1 of the 20 sets of UK built parts set out to support the Australian production) but also the cockpits of A9-150 - mark VII and A9-210 - mark VIII and the fuselage sections of A9-230 mark VIII and A9-501 mark VIII and numerous wings and parts from other anonomous DAP Beauforts and all have carried the "152-" part number prefix.

I'm not sure who provided the advice of "126-" being associated with Beauforts and it might well relate to a part from a Beaufort, but that part might be a third party supplied furnishing from different origin rather than the structure to Bristol design and DAP construction.

I had wondered if (like the CAC and NA family of aircraft) that the Beaufort design might be carrying a few parts effectively passed down from the earlier Blenheim design and therefore still carrying its type number? but that is either 142-, 149-, or 160- according to the list above and I cannot find any reference to a Bristol Type 126 ever getting off the drawing board?

A Bristol Type 126 would sit somewhere between the last Bristol biplane design, the Type 123 of 1934, and the Bristol Bombay Type 130 of 1935.

I would therefore propose the "126 = Beaufort DAP" reference be removed and the list be adjusted to:

152 = Beaufort (Bristol and DAP)


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Here's one... I have a fuse board with the following info on the back:

s/no. DHB 33
25NF5365a mod 255776
2. Z/FW

DH / HS.125 ?

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The excellent list of manufacturers codes in the first post by Whitley Project must be of great use to researchers.

There seems to be one notable omission - Metropolitan Vickers, Trafford Park.

Does anyone have the information as to what their code/stamps were?