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Old 29th January 2024, 13:31
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Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

Hello,

Can anyone help with the Werk-Nr. on this data plate and confirm what aircraft it likely came from...?

I was told it was likely a He-111, but some other opinions would be much appreciated.



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Old 29th January 2024, 14:49
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke (VDM) are best known for propellers, I think, while "Sachnr. 9-1113/…" suggests an engine (engines were "9-…", airframes were "8-…").
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Old 29th January 2024, 23:53
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

Thank you for your reply.

That would be correct as this is a spinner from a crashed bomber.

So there is no specific way of telling which aircraft type this would have come from...?

As I said in my initial post, it said likely from a He-111 but I wanted to see if others could be more certain based on the data plate.
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Old 30th January 2024, 04:46
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

The VDM data plate has nothing to do with a specific aircraft.

You will need to figure out which aircraft type P/N 9-1137.30 fits. It may fit various aircraft.
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Old 30th January 2024, 09:45
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

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The VDM data plate has nothing to do with a specific aircraft.

You will need to figure out which aircraft type P/N 9-1137.30 fits. It may fit various aircraft.
Ahh, thanks for the clarification...

Is there a website or book that has more details on serial numbers for Luftwaffe parts and aircraft etc...?
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Old 30th January 2024, 13:23
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

9-1137.30 is the kind of numbering vdm uses.
He111p has 9.11 137 A luftschraube gerat nummer. And 9-11 137.30 is the haube.
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Old 31st January 2024, 04:05
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

Thank you for the additional information.
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Old 20th February 2024, 07:02
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

I have some more images... Now that I have the spinner in hand, it clearly is not from a He-111 as it is smaller than the He-111 spinner that I already had (RED).

Not sure if anyone has any further info to add as far as what aircraft this smaller one could be from...?









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Old 20th February 2024, 08:33
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Re: Serial Number - Aircraft ID help!!!

The he111 did have different spinners per version


See for yourself https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/thread...-bomber.42162/
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Old 20th February 2024, 09:24
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The he111 did have different spinners per version


See for yourself https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/thread...-bomber.42162/
Thank you for the link, it is very much appreciated.

There were certainly quite a few different ones.

The different scale is still hard to believe however, although not impossible.

The smaller spinner fits inside the larger...

I will see what further research I can do.
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