Help identifying history with this AH-64 Apache door

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The attached photo is from a pilot's AH-64 Apache door. I'm trying to determine if there is more information about it's origins from the MFR codes printed on the side. It was manufacturered in 1999 by Boeing, but was wondering if any of the other printed numbers can help us determine the Bu No or any other details?


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The attached photo is from a pilot's AH-64 Apache door. I'm trying to determine if there is more information about it's origins from the MFR codes printed on the side. It was manufacturered in 1999 by Boeing, but was wondering if any of the other printed numbers can help us determine the Bu No or any other details?


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What’s a “BU”?
 

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The attached photo is from a pilot's AH-64 Apache door. I'm trying to determine if there is more information about it's origins from the MFR codes printed on the side. It was manufacturered in 1999 by Boeing, but was wondering if any of the other printed numbers can help us determine the Bu No or any other details?


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Are there any other numbers associated with it? Do you have more pictures?
 

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Part # 7-311112200-7 (NSN 1560-01-466-9666)
A3145760 is I think the Part I.D. number
DWG F is Drawing I.D.
PLN 19 is Plan #19
MFR 8V613 is Boeing's FSC
11-2-99 Date of manufacture

Its my understanding that every part installed on any aircraft is logged into a data base, or listing of some type. That way, should Boeing have a problem with a part, it can tell the Military what part, part number, build number, date of manufacture and the part I.D. number. Then the Military can find out where it is, and ground the aircraft, (if necessary) so the part can be replaced/checked/inspected. It also helps I.D. a wreck. If you can find a part with the I.D. number, you can trace it back to a specific aircraft. I went to WOC school with a guy who had the strange hobby of finding wrecked aircraft and find out its history. One night he explained ALL about it to me.
 

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Part # 7-311112200-7 (NSN 1560-01-466-9666)
A3145760 is I think the Part I.D. number
DWG F is Drawing I.D.
PLN 19 is Plan #19
MFR 8V613 is Boeing's FSC
11-2-99 Date of manufacture

Its my understanding that every part installed on any aircraft is logged into a data base, or listing of some type. That way, should Boeing have a problem with a part, it can tell the Military what part, part number, build number, date of manufacture and the part I.D. number. Then the Military can find out where it is, and ground the aircraft, (if necessary) so the part can be replaced/checked/inspected. It also helps I.D. a wreck. If you can find a part with the I.D. number, you can trace it back to a specific aircraft. I went to WOC school with a guy who had the strange hobby of finding wrecked aircraft and find out its history. One night he explained ALL about it to me.
Very helpful! So if A3145760 is potentially the part ID number, this could be our link back to the aircraft? Now, how does one access that database to identify the aircraft? Are there any othe sites us civies can access to plug in these numbers and glean more insights? Thanks!
 

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The short answer is yes. You can. But how? Dont know. My Buddy Don died several years ago on Cancer. A work related thing with people in Air Defence.

Look in the net for groups who find wrecks. Lots of sites, I used to look a bit, as I am a SR-71/A1-12 nut. I collect pictures of them by tail number.
 

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Part # 7-311112200-7 (NSN 1560-01-466-9666)
A3145760 is I think the Part I.D. number
DWG F is Drawing I.D.
PLN 19 is Plan #19
MFR 8V613 is Boeing's FSC
11-2-99 Date of manufacture

Its my understanding that every part installed on any aircraft is logged into a data base, or listing of some type. That way, should Boeing have a problem with a part, it can tell the Military what part, part number, build number, date of manufacture and the part I.D. number. Then the Military can find out where it is, and ground the aircraft, (if necessary) so the part can be replaced/checked/inspected. It also helps I.D. a wreck. If you can find a part with the I.D. number, you can trace it back to a specific aircraft.
This is correct
 
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