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Old 8th November 2007, 20:56
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Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Hi all!
High number of yellow plastic glass pieces have been collected from the crash location of a FW 189. They are about 4mm thick (see attached photo). Can anyone tell what device they originate from?
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Old 8th November 2007, 22:53
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Possibly parts of a landing light cover lens or canopy glazings that’ve yellowed with age/exposure?
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Old 9th November 2007, 16:53
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Hi Boris,
I think that what you have there may very well be the remains of a lens filter for the on-board Rb 50/30 camera.

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Old 9th November 2007, 19:41
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

That's a good call Dave!
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Old 13th November 2007, 10:05
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Hello Stephen and Dave, thank you for all your contributions.
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Old 24th November 2007, 11:39
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Almost certainly from canopy glazings. I have seen many such pieces from other Luftwaffe a/c and were presumably anti-glare. Not something that obviously shows up on black and white photos but I have in my collection a large piece from the nose glazing of the KG 55 He 111 down at East Beach, Selsey, on 11 July 1940.
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Old 24th November 2007, 13:58
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Hi,

If it is perspex I would agree with Andy's comment, if glass I would go with the camera filter!

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Old 26th November 2007, 02:12
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

As Andy has pointed out, these fragments could be from an anti-glare set-up but amongst my odds and ends I have two Rb camera filters, one of which is perspex (or a derivative thereof) hence my belief that the fragments shown by Boris might well be the remains of such an item.

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Old 26th November 2007, 19:23
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

The only thing certain, Dave, is that my good lady is convinced that I have lost the plot now that I am discussing bits of broken yellow perspex or glass! Must get out more.
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Old 27th November 2007, 00:07
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Re: Yellow plastic glass from FW 189

Ah yes Andy, I know exactly what you mean!

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