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Old 17th October 2018, 15:48
Tolesa Tolesa is offline
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B- 24 Consolidated Liberator data plate SOLAR

Hello all, please help with the SOLAR exhaust manifold. Would anyone know what the data on the label means? I can send a photo by e-mail.

data-
serial no. 12812,
contract no W 535 AC 21216,
drawing no GK32P10


Many thanks for your help. MT
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Old 17th October 2018, 16:18
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Re: B- 24 Consolidated Liberator data plate SOLAR

The serial #12812 is the sequential number for this particular part. The preceding part would have been #12811. It has nothing to do with an aircraft number.


The contact # indicates the contract Solar had with the Air Corps/Force to manufacture this particular part.


And DWG is the drawing number or blue print for this particular part.
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Old 17th October 2018, 16:21
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Re: B- 24 Consolidated Liberator data plate SOLAR

The contract number is mention here:
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documen..._Liberator.pdf

"Ordered to contract No.W535 AC-21216 -24 from the Ford Motor Company
at its Willow Run factory in Detroit, Michigan. The order was for 4,100 aircraft
of which 3,183 were completed (1,250 of them as the 'L' model) before
production ceased in August 1945 following the Japanese surrender. "

Here is a Solar ad.

http://legendsintheirowntime.com/LiT..._ad_p024_W.png
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Old 17th October 2018, 18:21
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Re: B- 24 Consolidated Liberator data plate SOLAR

Thank you both very much for your help! Important information that I would not get without you.
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Old 18th October 2018, 02:07
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Re: B- 24 Consolidated Liberator data plate SOLAR

FYI - While the exhaust manifold was designed and built by Solar Aircraft Company in San Diego, CA., your example was actually built by Edward G. Budd manufacturing in Philadelphia, PA..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budd_Company
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budd_RB_Conestoga
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