NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

ROUGH AND DIRTY

SB

-

24

J/L

-

 

-

CO

44-4XXXX

13

~

868

~

~

00-2

 N/A

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Research Team Comments: Note the hatch type waist. Observations put the enclosed waist at L-10-CO. The Sta. 1.0 cant and the wrap-under bomb scan windows start at L-5-CO. This plane has neither, but does have downward opening nose gear doors. Since Ford enclosed the waists during late H-series production and those were exclusive to the EAME when assigned overseas, the later Ford L or M can be excluded. The bomb scan windows also eliminates the Fords. These are what we refer to casually in the matrix has the horizontal trapezoid. The Fords had a vertically-oriented trapezoid. That leaves the range between J-185 and the L-1 block from San Diego. The serial range is 44-40849 to 41448 ( 600 each). Matrix lines 27 & 34 apply.

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