Just on the off chance that someone has F4U seat armor in the shed - I have a nice example of P51 Pilots seat armor and was wanting to exchange for either F4U Corsair bulk head armor (the piece that had the crash pad fitted to it) or the square piece of F4U Pilots seat armor (seat was fitted to). Happy to provide drawings / photos if required.
It doesn't appear to have stencilling and has been completely painted black at some point (along time ago). It does however have the following stamped into the top hardened piece: U 106 73520 8 E1568 3 DG 690 AG 12730
Thanks Chook. I'll check the one I have at home. Mine has "Face" stencilled on the back in white - obviously the hardened face and something else on the seat side which I cannot yet make out. The firewall has quite a few stencils including the part number and factory details on the top centre panel steel on both sides. Interesting to note these things as you would not really expect them. Weighty little items aren't they ......
Chook, From my understanding it could be the amendment status to the drawing that produces the part where the parts are not handed. May be wrong about this but these parts are not 'handed' and the part number subscript number otherwise always refers to whether left or right
Last Edit: Aug 7, 2020 14:31:27 GMT 12 by Mustang51