Monday 20 December 2010 by Jamie Croker. No comments
Collection, Conservation

To assist with the manufacture of missing and damaged components and structure in the Hudson, the AWM purchased a copy of original Lockheed blueprints on Microfilm.  Digitisation of the blueprints for ease of reference has commenced, and they are providing invaluable information for most areas in the airframe.  The blueprints contain the original dimensions and material specifications of each individual item used to build the aircraft. 

THousands of drawings are contained on the micro film and need to be sorted through one by one as there is no index or order

Once printed, the blue print is used to accurately replicate the component. The two supports shown below were badly  twisted and corroded.  Two replica items were accurately produced using the blue prints, and the original damaged items.

Damaged corroded original supports

Blueprint for Lavatory supports

Completed replica supports