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Part Number Prefix By Manufacturer


When prefix numbers are followed by a dash (52-) the part number has a dash in it. Ex: 52-3574
When prefix numbers are followed by a plus (71+) the part number is continuous. Ex 719135
When a bold L (L) appears it represents any letter. Ex: 128+L+ would be 128J84625
Any other letters that appear are the actual letters in the prefix. Ex: VS would be VS10250
When a bold number sign (#) appears it represents any number. Ex: 7+####- would be 72563-256
Commas are used only to separate multiple prefixes. Ex: 208,209,244,248- represents four different prefixes. Examples of each: 208-63575, 208-15638, 244-68452, and 248-95132

Note: Some of these part numbers are not verified. While every effort has been made to assure accuracy, there may be errors. Nor does this represent all of the prefix numbers for each aircraft.
When trying to identify a crash site always use the most common prefixes found there, never rely on just one or two parts.

For North American aircraft the prefix number represents the North American model number.
Ex: the F-86E-5 (and F-86E-1) was NA-170 the prefix for the part numbers is 170-
At the crash site of an F-86E-5 I would expect to find 170- prefixes as well as prefixes for an F-86A
(140, 151, 161-) as the F-86E was an improvement of the F-86A, but still retained many of the same parts. I would not expect to find later model prefix numbers such as 193- (F-86F) or 203- (F-86H)
As always there are exceptions to the rule. An example would be if an F-86E was upgraded with F-86F-40  wings, which was a common practice in training Sabres.


SNB all Beachcraft 74,84,94,734,784,794-
C-45 all Beachcraft 74,84,94,734,784,794-
AT-11 Beechcraft 804-
T-34 B Beechcraft 45-
T-34 B Beechcraft 45-
AH-1 all Bell 209,212-
UH-1 all Bell 204,205-
H-58 all Bell 206-
P-39 Bell 12,14,15,23,24,25,26-
P-59 Bell 27-
P-63 Bell 33,37,41-
CH-46 all Boeing A02+L+
H-47 all Boeing 114+L+
C-135 Boeing 5,6,8,9,25,35,39,60,64,65,69,90+
E-3 A Boeing 65,69,204+
B-17 all Boeing # - one to three digit number followed by a dash.
B-29 all Boeing # - one to three digit number followed by a dash.
B-52 Boeing 4,5,25,34,35,36-
Cessna 54576
T-37 Cessna 412+
A-37 Cessna 41+
L-19/ O-1 Cessna 172 to 186+, 800 to 890+
O-2 A Cessna 142+
F4U all Chance-Vought VS+
F8U all Chance-Vought CV+
A-7 Ling-Temco-Vought 215,216,218-
A-7 Ling-Temco-Vought 215,216,218-
PBY all Consolidated 28-
PB4Y all Consolidated 100-
B-24 D thru J Consolidated 32+L+
B-32 all Consolidated 33-
B-36 Convair 36L
F-102 A Convair 8-
F-106 A Convair 8-
BT-13 Vultee 63,74,79-
BT-15 Vultee 63,74,79-
A-35 Vultee 72-, 88-
SB2C 5 Curtis-Wright 84-
C-46 all Curtis-Wright 20-
P-40 40,A,B,C on Curtis-Wright 81-
P-40 E, on Curtis-Wright 87-
SBD Douglas 106,109,119,205,206,219,405,406,412,
A-1 Douglas 525+
A-4 Douglas 155,355,400,557,566,567+
C-47 all Douglas 511,512,513,514+
C-54 Douglas 517,523,524+
A/B-26 Douglas 412,415,419,512,515,519+
A-1 Douglas 525+
A-26 Douglas 412,415,419,512,515,519+
AH-64 A  Hughs-McDonnell-Douglas 7-
F2H McDonald 15-, 23-
F3H McDonald 25-
F-101 McDonnell 20,33+
F-4 all McDonnell 32,53-
F-15 all McDonnell Douglas 67,68+L+
F-4 all McDonnell-Douglas 32,53-
AV-8 B McDonald 75+L+
C-119 Fairchild 110-
A-10 Fairchild 160+L+
F-111 General Dynamics 12+L+
F-16 all General Dynamics 16+L+
FM all General Motors 71+
FG all Goodyear VS+
C-2 A  Grumman 123+L+
S-2 all Grumman 89+L+
TBM 3 Grumman 20,21,22,32,34,35,36,51+
A-6 all Grumman 128+L+
F4F all Grumman 71+
F6F 3,5 Grumman 24,25,26,27+
F7F all Grumman 37,38,39,40+
F8F all Grumman 10 to 16+,23,33,53,55,57+,66 to 80+
F9F all Grumman 136+,137+,139+
F-14 all Grumman A51+L+
OV-1 Grumman 134-
T-38 Northrop 2,3-
P-61 A,B Northrop 51- or  513, 516, 517
F-5 Northrop 2,3,4,6,7,14-
F-18 all Northrop Grumman 74+L+
H-2 all Kaman K6+
T-33 A Lockheed 176,177,178+
P2V Lockheed

66,82+,87 to 98+

P-3 Lockheed 800 to 940+
C-130 Lockheed 3+L+ to 38+L+
C-141 B Lockheed 5+L+
C-5 A  Lockheed 4+L+
C17 Lockheed NBA+
P-38 Lockheed 19,20,21,22,23,24+
P-80 Lockheed 174,175,176+
F-94 C Lockheed 45+
F-104 A Lockheed 72,76,77,78,79+
F-117 A Lockheed 20-
F-22 Lockheed 50+L
SR-71 Lockheed 4A,549-
PBM Martin 162-
B-26 all Martin 34,36,38-
B-57 Martin 272-
AT-6 North American 55,59-
AT-6 A North American 77,78-
AT-6 B North American 84-
AT-6 C North American 88-
AT-6 D North American 88,121-
AT-6 F North American 121-
AT-6 G North American 168-
BT-9 North American 19-
BT-9 A North American 19A-
BT-9 B North American 23-
BT-9 C North American 29-
BT-14 all North American 58-
T-28 A North American 159,171,174,189-
T-28 B North American 200,219-
T-28 C North American 226,252-
T-39 A North American 246,265,276-
T-39 B North American 270-
T-39 D North American 277,285-
T-39 E North American 282-
T-39 G North American 306-
AJ 1 North American 146,156,160-
AJ 2 North American 169,184-
AJ 2P North American 175,183-
A3J 1,2 North American 247,263,269-
A3J 3 North American 269,279,283,296-
A-5 see A3J North American
FJ 1 North American 134,141-
FJ 2 North American 179,181-
FJ 3 North American 194,215-
FJ 4 North American 208,209,244,248-
SNJ 1 North American 52-
SNJ 2 North American 65,79-
SNJ 3 North American 77-
SNJ 4 North American 88-
SNJ 5 North American 88,121-
T2J 1 North American 241,249,253,266-
T3J   North American 246,277,285-
T-28 B North American 200,219-
T-28 C North American 226,252-
B-25   North American 62-
B-25 A   North American 62A-
B-25 B North American 62B-
B-25 C North American 82,90,93,94,96-
B-25 D North American 87,100-
B-25 G North American 96- NOTE: 96 is also used for C
B-25 H North American 98-
B-25 J North American 108-
B-45 North American 130-
B-45 A North American 147-
B-45 C North American 153-
B-70 North American 259,278-
A-27 North American 69-
A-36 A North American 97-
P-51   North American 91-
P-51 A North American 99-
P-51 B North American 102,104-
P-51 C North American 103,111-
P-51 D North American 109,111,122,124-
P-51 H North American 126-
P-51 K North American 111-
P-82 North American 120-
P-82 B North American 123-
P-82 E North American 144-
P-82 F North American 149-
P-82 G,H North American 150-
F-86 A North American 140,151,161-
F-86 D North American 164,165,173,177,190,201-
F-86 E North American 170,172-
F-86 F North American 172,176,191,193,202,227,231,238,256-
F-86 H North American 187,203-
F-86 K North American 205,222,213,221,242-
F-100 A North American 180,192-
F-100 C North American 214,217,222-
F-100 D North American 223,224,235,245-
F-100 F North American 243,255,261,262-
F-107 A North American 212-
O-47 A North American 25-
O-47 B North American 51-
T-6 A Raytheon 133-
P-47 D Republic 89,93,101-
P-47 N Republic 96-
F-84 Republic 30,37,38+L+
F-105 D Republic 57,79-
B-1  A,B Rockwell L3,L5,L6,L12,L30,L32,L63+
OV-10 Rockwell 249,300,305-
BQM-34 A Ryan 124+L+
H-3 all Sikorsky S61+
H-34 all Sikorsky S16+
H-53 all Sikorsky 65+
H-54 all Sikorsky S64+
H-60 A  Sikorsky 7+####-
PT-13 Stearman 75-
PT-19 Stearman 64,68-
L-1 Stinson 70-
L-5   Stinson 76-
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