United States WWII
Aircraft Parts
WWII United States 110-Gallon Aircraft Drop Tank, above four photos.
This WWII produced 110-Gallon aircraft drop tank was obtained by QuestMasters in 2018, in rusty condition. After complete
sand blasting and filling of all of the pitting in the steel body, the drop tank was painted in the correct aircraft silver paint. The
replica nomenclature and warning decals, produced in-house, were then applied to the outside of the tank. This drop tank
was produced by the Firestone Steel Products Company. These external fuel tanks were produced for mounting under the
wings of fighter aircraft, like the P-51 "Mustang", to extend the operational distance of the aircraft for bomber escort or
extended distance missions.
This restoration was completed in November 2020.
This drop tank is not for sale.
The following parts and accessories are shown on this page as an on-hand inventory. Not all of the parts
shown here are needed for current restoration projects and may be available for sale or trade. For inquires,
email questmasters@hotmail.com
Fuze Box or Panel, Station 153, above three photos.
This aircraft fuze box has an unknown application. It has the part number 237-2480 and a nomenclature plate STA.-153
POWER SHIELD. One fuze is marked AN/ARA-26, which is the Emergency Keyer Group used with the AN/ARC-3, AN/ARC-8,
AN/ARC-21, AN/ARC-27, AN/ARC-34, AN/ARC-36, AN/ARC-49 and AN/ARC-66 which were used in the B-47, B-52, B-66, RC-121,
C-130, KC-135, B-50 and H-21, plus possibly others. When obtained it was said to have come from a B-29 Super Fortress. Not
currently allocated to a restoration project.
U.S. WWII Aircraft Propellers, above four photos.
The above WWII propellers were recovered from a wartime aircraft scrapping field. None of them have been on an aircraft
since WWII and have pitting, slight damage or handling marks/dents. None of these propellers are airworthy.
The WWII propeller, far left, is marked DWG 6359A-18CHG MFG. NO. 7189 CONT. NO.-LL-92031 1 and measures 72.5" long. It
was used on the B-25 "Mitchell" and A-26 "Marauder" Medium Bombers.
WWII Propeller, second from left, markings near base difficult to read due to pitting. Partially readable: 6215-13 (possibly) and
A.C. SERIAL 36-2841. Stenciled marking on front of blade has date of 8-44. 66 1/2" long. Some original paint. Believed to be
from C-47 "Skytrain" Cargo Aircraft.
WWII Propeller, second from right, no visible markings. Steel propeller with aluminum cuff. 70" long, from tip to spline on
bottom. Believed to be from an early model P-47 "Thunderbolt" Fighter Aircraft or P-61 "Black Widow" Night Fighter.
WWII Propeller, far right, no visible markings. Steel propeller. 62.5" long. Produced by AEROPROP and used on the P-63
"King Cobra" Fighter Aircraft. Some original paint on unrestored example. (two in collection, one unrestored, one restored)
U.S. A-20 "Havoc" Medium Bomber, AN-M2 .50 Caliber Machine-Gun, Gun Tube, above two photos.
This WWII A-20 "Havoc" Medium Bomber Gun Tube or Port is made of stainless steel and has some of the original paint. This
gun tube or port was mounted in the A-20 Bombardment nose front, right photo, and is from the port or left side of the
U.S. A-26 "Invader" Medium Bomber, AN-M2 .50 Caliber Machine-Gun, Ammunition Boxes, above left photo.
Four of these phenolic and aluminum ammunition boxes were mounted in the A-26 "Invader" nose section to supply the
U.S. B-25 "Mitchell" Medium Bomber, AN-M2 .50 Caliber Machine-Gun, Ammunition Box, above right photo.
This phenolic and aluminum ammunition box was mounted in the B-25 "Mitchell" nose section to supply the machine-guns.
This style box was used in the green-house nose version of the B-25.
U.S. Army A-25A "Shrike" Dive Bomber, AN-M2 .50 Caliber Machine-Gun, Ammunition Box, above two photos.
This phenolic and aluminum ammunition box was mounted in the rear gunner position of the twin mounted AN-M2's of the
Custiss A-25A "Shrike", the Army version of the Navy SB2-C "Helldiver". Four of these ammunition boxes were carried, two
for each gun. The above example is for the right-hand gun, box number 2. Box number 1 would feed the AN-M2, and when
empty, would draw continuous ammunition from box number 2.
U.S. Navy T-19/ARC-5 Radio Transmitter, above two photos.
This U.S. Navy T-19 Radio Transmitter was produced under contract from the Aircraft Radio Corporation in February 1944, for
the United States Navy during WWII. This Communication Transmitter operates in the MHz 3.0 - 4.0 frequency range and was
part of the ARA-ATA Radio Set as the CBY-52208 Radio Transmitter, part of the SCR-274-N Radio Set as the BC-696-A Radio
Transmitter and part of the AN/ARC-5 Radio Set as the T-19/ARC-5 Radio Transmitter. This set is missing some small screws
and possibly other small parts.
U.S. Army WWII Lockheed "Hudson" Co-Pilot Vent Window, above photo.
This WWII Vent Window was produced by Lockheed for the A-28 and A-29 "Hudson" Light Bomber Aircraft. The US Navy
operated the A-29's, redesignated the PBO-1. This vent window is for the co-pilot side of the cockpit and is optically clear
without any cracks.
U.S. Army WWII C-47 "Skytrain" glider tow and release mechanism, above two photos.
This WWII C-47 "Skytrain" aircraft glider tow and release mechanism was mounted at the tail of the aircraft. This was the
connecting point for the glider tow rope and the release mechanism for the rope and communications cable.
This assembly is not currently for sale.
U.S. Army Air Force WWII LP-19-A Aircraft Loop Antenna, above photo.
This LP-19-A, very similar to the LP-21, was restored by QuestMasters Museum. This style of loop antenna, known as the
ADF Football, was used on various aircraft, such as the C-47, B-24 and B-17.