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Old 4th December 2017, 15:50
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Handley Page Hampden AE134 serial number

Can anyone provide me the serial number of this Handley Hampden AE134 that was shot down on 17 august 1941 near Meijel (Netherlands)

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Old 4th December 2017, 16:01
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Re: Handley Page Hampden AE134 serial number

The serial is AE134. If you are asking about the code, it was ZN-?, the individual letter not being recorded in the Sqn Operations Record Book
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Old 4th December 2017, 17:08
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Re: Handley Page Hampden AE134 serial number

Thank you Chriss. I meant the manufacturing number.

I've got some metal plates from a Hampden plane mentioning an EEP serial number. I wanted to check if this EEP number is traceable to this particular Hampden AE134.
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Old 4th December 2017, 19:10
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Re: Handley Page Hampden AE134 serial number

Rikwink

EEP stands for English Electric which license built a substantial number of Hampdens.

The general consensus so far is that most British military aircraft did not get any construction numbers or manufacturer's serial numbers . What was applied was airframe numbers and/or part numbers.

I am somewhat hesitant to that, but so far I have not seen any lists which would confirm for example any English Electric factory numbers.

If I have understood the problem correctly there were never any c/n or msn given in any contracts with the British MoD?

However there were exceptions to this rule. De Havilland for instance always gave their aircraft a true c/n.

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Old 4th December 2017, 20:02
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Re: Handley Page Hampden AE134 serial number

Ok Stig. Thanks for the clarification, I learned something new.. It looks like this is (unfortunately) an impossible mission.

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Old 5th December 2017, 13:58
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Re: Handley Page Hampden AE134 serial number

Hi Rik,

I have an EEP modification plate of a Halifax. Research in the past led to the conclusion that the EEP number could not be tied up with a serial number of a particular aircraft...

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