Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces

Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the German Luftwaffe and the Air Forces of its Allies.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #34  
Old 24th March 2023, 15:27
schwarze-man schwarze-man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 328
schwarze-man is on a distinguished road
Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ouidjat View Post
Hi Gents
What subtype of DB 605 is it?
DB 605?/# 1014007/8335
Thanks
Hi Franck.
As Steve has written, I would expect that number to be 00708335. The zero between the digit 7 and 8 was often omitted in paperwork, even in official engine documents. In this case, the / instead of the zero is interesting. If Steve has got many examples of this in his records then that is helpful. However, there is no doubt in my mind that this will have been an 8-digit serial number, 00708335 which should be a Genshagen DB 605 built in June 1944.
The 1014 number would also tie-in with this engine being a DB 605 AS version and so it would be the 1014th AS built, and I expect that this engine was built new as an AS. The motor serial number and the /AS number 1014 both fit into the sequences.
Was it built as an ASM? This is difficult to know without the original engine log card. However, there are only minor differences on the engine for the fitting of the MW50, and many early AS engines will have been modified for use with MW 50. The Daimler-Benz PROVISIONAL instructions for modification of the DB 605 A and AS in the Bf 109 G with MW50 were dated 6.5.44 and were properly issued on 20.6.44.
The instructions state that the engine type with the simple modifications is changed from AS to ASM, and A to AM.
I hope that information is useful.

Cheers

Chris

Last edited by schwarze-man; 26th March 2023 at 13:46.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
British engine serials - A.M. Forms? HGabor Allied and Soviet Air Forces 3 18th May 2018 20:56
Looking for DB 605 Ersatzteile list Fabrizio Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 1 27th February 2014 12:20
Wright Field Luftwaffe report list, part one edwest Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 2 12th August 2012 00:29
March 6, 1944 Luftwaffe info and photos needed MPFaley Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 3 12th September 2008 08:44
Construction Numbers of I-16s? Dénes Bernád Allied and Soviet Air Forces 8 5th October 2007 12:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net