Hey LSP community,
This is what Martin is talking about. He is restoring the fwd cockpit armored section of the only remnant of an Hs 129 anywhere in the world that I'm aware of.
The section purchased from a long ago defunct museum called Victory Air Museum located in Northern Illinois. This place had a lot of unusual items in and outside storage. I recall taking pictures of a rotten Baka Suicide bomber, a Ki-84 power plant and an experimental P-47 and a crashed PBY I recall. I also remenber a Jumo engine laying by itself in the weeds. No joke. The picture provided is yours truly sitting in the cockpit criteria mid 80"s? The armor seat back I recall was wicked heavy to pull up, Looks like RLM 65 in that wing root area? ha!
Martin is also requesting some help in finding some aluminium dome headed rivets for his restoration project.
A shank diameter between 1.00 to1.500mm and 1.50 to 2.00mm. Metric rivets would be great but he will also settle for standard AN rivets.
I have a friend in Germany that might be able to help out whom I am in the process of contacting now.
Anyway, thanks for any leads with Martins request.