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Old 19th January 2020, 12:51
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Serial Numbers BMW 003

Hello,

Has anybody ever collected information about BMW 003 serial numbers?

I found the following:

E-1: 392446 Source: NASM BMW 003 data plate picture
E-1: 392402 Source: Griehl, He 162 W.Nr. 120001 received BMW 003 W.Nr. 392402

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Hi Roger,

From J. Richard Smith with William Conway, The Heinkel He 162: No. 203, Profile Publications: (c. 1970)

AM 58 120021 or 120221 TL395919 …

AM 59 120076 TL395845 …

AM 60 120074 TL394681 …

AM 61 120072 TL395537 …

AM 62 120086 ------- ...

AM 63 120095 TL394308 ...

AM 64 120097 TL395905 ...

AM 65 120227 TL395914 …

AM 66 120091 TL395306 …

AM 67 120098 TL395843 …

AM 68 ------ ------ …

It has been years since I copied these, so they need to be checked and I have lost my copy of the profile.

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Hi Jim,

Thank you very much. That's very helpful and the number I am researching matches well into these serial number blocks. Did the profile also mention if the engines were E-1 or E-2 jets?

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Old 19th January 2020, 19:07
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Unfortunately, no. Just the TL followed by the engine werknummer.

For what it is worth, Lt. Robert A. Hoover in his flight report on 25 September 1946, after testing W.Nr. 120077, indicated the engine was a "BMW 109-003-E-2" but did not file its werknummer.
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Re: Serial Numbers BMW 003

Hello Roger and Jim,
Using known BMW 003 Typenschildern and interpolation, I believe that the following BMW-Flugmotorenwerk-Brandenburg-built BMW 003 MNrn. are E-2s: 395306; 395308 (or 394308?); 395537; 395681 (or 394681?); 395843; 395845; 395905; 395914; 395919.
If correct, the two bracketed MNrn., 394308 and 394681 above, stand alone as the only examples I have collected from the 394xxx series. I have opted to show them as being from the 395xxx series because, as such, they dovetail perfectly with known 395xxx Motornummern.
As always, corrections and conformations are greatly appreciated.
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Hello Jim and Steve,

Thank you very much for the information. According to CIOS XXVI-30 the difference between the A-1 (E-1) and A-2 (E-2) were among other details the number of turbine blades: 66 in the -2 and 77 in the -1. If true and if a photo of the turbine is available, one could determine the version by counting the turbine blades.

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PS: The E-1 of the NASM seems to have 77 blades:

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The engine of He 162 W.Nr. 120015 restored in France has the serial number 395922, but was an E-1 according to the data plate:

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