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Old 23rd March 2020, 12:34
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A beautiful He1777 plate

hi everyone

a friend of mine inBelgium bought this beautiful plate a few years ago in a shop and would love to get some background on this aircarft.

Anyone has an answer ????..

Thanks and stay safe

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Old 23rd March 2020, 21:32
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Re: A beautiful He1777 plate

Gilles

If you ask me, the two plates you have attached (the He 111 as well) do not look like airframe numbers (WNr).

No He 177 (or He 111) had a WNr like that.
Perhaps part number plates, or (heaven forbid) fakes?

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Old 24th March 2020, 00:49
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Post Re: A beautiful He1777 plate

gentlemen,

it isn't a fake:

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The object was also discovered immediately. It was a 7.2 x 3.8 cm nameplate. When the finder cleaned it, there was an outcry. He had the main nameplate or at least the nameplate of a large assembly (e.g. fuselage) in his hand.
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see here the last picture:
http://www.luftkrieg-oberhavel.de/webs/germany/g020.htm (german)


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Old 24th March 2020, 16:43
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Re: A beautiful He1777 plate

Hello,

Would it not be possible that the He 177 to which this plate belonged, was the 1st prototype of this aircraft : that manufactured in Rostock by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke, having made its 1st flight on November 2, 1939, and which - according to JR Smith and EJ Creek authors of the book "Heinkel 177 Greif" (page 192) - was of type V1, Werknummer 0001.

The following mentions of the plate could plead for this hypothesis:
- 1 (it would be the Werknummer)
- V1 (this would be the type)
- 10.39, namely October 1939, acceptance date of the aircraft

And a first flight only a few weeks later ... a "normal" (?) deadline for a quite new prototype aircraft.

What do He 177 specialists think of this hypothesis ?

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Re: A beautiful He1777 plate

The origin of the plate may help (location, and, perhaps, in PM, the identity of its owner).

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Old 24th March 2020, 21:56
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Re: A beautiful He1777 plate

salut Nicolas
the owner bought it from a gentleman in Brussels who collected many WWII items in the 50's but he died in the 90's.
So, unfortunately, no background as to the history of this plate..
Cheers and stay safe, stay at home !
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