Huey Avionics Hatch At Auction

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https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/brighton-general-auctions/catalogue-id-srbrig10111/lot-a5356039-9aad-4a40-980d-a99f009f0dce I am not convinced this is genuine Huey avionics door. Firstly as there should be two sets of hinge rivets at the top edge ( and or two sets of holes below the swords and secondly that 1st troop of the 3rd cavalry regiment does not appear in this list. https://museum.vhpa.org/companies/117ahc/117ahc.shtml# Also the swords would be lower on the panel and less chunky and the metal curve is wrong etc. etc.
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It would be interesting to see the back side of the piece. If it is from the front battery panel, it does look too curved. An easily removed picece, a famous unit...found in a street fair...sounds just plausible enough to make me suspicious. :)
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The top/right corner looked like it's missing a chunk (or bent backwards) which would explain the hinge bracket doodad appearing to be AWOL. It also looks like the bottom has been sliced off.