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Thread: 6.6 Gallon Oil Tank hatch

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    6.6 Gallon Oil Tank hatch

    This is on a panel with black paint on the outside and is completely devoid of any stamps.

    The access hatch has a dzus fitting and black paint either side with the stencol above.

    The only markings is the possible 13 XXX below the Dzus.

    The primer looks chromate american.

    The hinge is riveted to the panel but spot welded to the hatch.

    So any suggestions of which American built machine flying with the RAF/RCAF had a 6.6 Gallon oil tank ?
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    Brian

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    That is a very small amount. The hatch shape etc is very similar to a oil tank filler on the B17, but each engine took 37gals.

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    Tony that was my problem - the size of the tank is not for main engines....
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    Brian

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    A little bit of progress. There is an inked part number and inspectors stamp under the grime - but very faded.

    Looks like xxx 16 XXX00-11.

    The inspectors stamp is a circle
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    Brian

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    top deck of a Harvard ?
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    Brian

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