The title block also contains several more fields of important information related to the makeup of parts in the assembly. In the “Zone” area, Army and Navy Material and Finish Specification publications are listed as references pertaining to the part. A description of the material type and size to be used are specified to further to the left, which is followed by the original part number. Below this, is information regarding heat treatment, which in this case needs to be performed as specified in the notes below the spring drawing, and the signature of the draftsman, along with the date. Further below, the drawing size and scale are listed, in this case size B, Full Size.
Bringing it all Together
Much of the information contained in part drawings is extremely helpful to us here at AirCorps whether we are researching, repairing, or fabricating parts. However, this spring drawing is incredibly simplistic and cannot be used as an explanatory example across the board. Although it provides great information, most part drawings are not as straightforward, taking longer to dissect and understand.
Some would say that explaining the complexities of an aviation drawing from 1943 seems irrelevant. However, one of our goals at AirCorps is to understand and use this information to learn, teach, train, and engage enthusiasts, both within and outside of the aviation community. While this spring drawing may seem insignificant among the millions that exist, the ability to use it to teach, makes our efforts at Library seem all the more worthwhile. We believe that this information we preserve on Library is incredibly valuable, and we are proud to be able to share it with our members, and continue to acquire and preserve new material.