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DaveTrojan

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In my collection I have this Indicator Frequency Channel ID 572
on the front of it, it has the aircraft call number 10169
Can anyone match the call number to an aircraft type serial number?
further info: indicator is dated Dec 1961
It came from McClellan Field Sacrmento CA
Thanks in advance
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Air Force serial 51-0169 was an C-124A Globemaster II.  A big cargo bird used by a couple units at Travis AFB not too far away. 

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Thanks Walt, but that indicator was not used in the C-124 and number does not match to account for the extra 0.
1-10169 was used on F-84, but it did not use this type of indicator
I checked again and came up with possible
61-0169 which is F-105D-25-RE Thunderchief
This type of indicator was used in the F-105. 
however 0169 was shot down Oct 28, 1967. Pilot POW.
could the indicator have been removed from this aircraft before it went to Vietnam? 
any other opinions? 
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Dave, your ID 572/ARC is one of the components of the ARC-34 UHF Radio Set which was widely used in many 60s era aircraft, 18 according to Wiki, and the F-105 is not one of them, however I can't say for certain.  The ID 572 tracked the tuning of the radio and indicated the tuned frequency.  For ease of use for the pilot the control head of the ARC 34, mounted in the cockpit, had a channel indicator which displayed Channel 1,2,3, etc. Each channel a different preset frequency, which was displayed on this device for the pilot. 

The face plate of your device looks strange, very unlike what I'm seeing on web photos as the face plate should have a numerical indicator, of sorts.  The taped on numbers would not have been correct for a serviceable device.  As for the number indicated, I dunno.   BTW, how/where did you acquire this? That could be a clue...
 
The Sacramento Inspection date simply indicates the last time the device was overhauled at Sacramento/McClellan, they had the overhaul responsibility. No telling when it was removed from the aircraft.
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Jimmie thanks for the reply
I acquired the indicator from a surplus lot of equipment that came from McClellan Field Sacrmento CA. It had most likely been in storage for many years.
photo attached of a F-105 cockpit, I believe my indicator matches the one in the upper left hand side marked UHF channel #2
on my indicator: below the preset channel are windows which currently display blank black, however they would nornally display numbers indicating the tuned frequency, They are currently just blank and hard to see
I know they were also used in F-104 and F-5 aircraft

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I couldn't see the channel windows in your photo. There was also an updated version, the ID 573/ARC which may be in the F-105 photo.  I guess "10169" will remain a mystery.  
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