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D3A2 Val 1520 Landing Gear Shock Absorber Dataplate Serial Number 562
[ Dataplate Translation ]
"Factory - Kayaba Factory, Ltd. [seisakusho = ?????factory; manufactory; works]
Airframe Use - Type 99 Mark 2 Carrier-Based Bomber [ichi gou (??? in the designations of planes is usually translated as "Mark 2" or "No. 2", denoting the second major model, which was the Type 99 Carrier-Based Bomber Model 22 after the changes of nomenclature caught up with production.]
Airframe Part Number -190050
Manufacture Number [of part] - Kayaba 562
Weight (kilogram) - 12.54
Oil Quality - No. 1 Hydraulic Oil [sakudou abura = literally "make-motion oil"]
Oil Capacity (Liter) - 0.55
Inspection Stamp - [Navy Anchor and and four other stamped symbols]
Inspection Date - [Blank]
Thanks to Toshi & Jim Long for translation
Credit: Mark Reichman Date: May 12, 2007

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