Sold as Anson but identified with the help of a Douglas inspection stamp. This is the outboard exhaust panel from the engine cowl of a wartime C47. When it arrived there were traces of green primer and brown paint ( faded Olive Drab).
It needed some structural reshaping and repairs. The Dzus fasteners work and the inspection hatch opens.
The pipe on the front was to support a fresh air intake that passed along a pipe surrounding the exhaust to warm air for cabin heating.
We have painted it in fresh Olive Drab and added the USAAF stars and bars and 101st Airborne screaming eagle.
A large piece that needs a large wall to hang it on..