These may appear to be a daft question but are there any surviving records of which particular engines were fitted into specific aircraft? I don’t mean type of aircraft but would like to know if it is possible to attribute a specific numbered engine (serial number allocated by the factory) to a specific aircraft?
Did the Bristol company keep this kind of information or would it have been kept at Air Ministry level?
I have a Bristol Mercury Mk XV engine plate with a factory allocated serial number, an Air Ministry number and a manufacturing date of 26th February 1940 and would be keen to find out more about its history.
Is this likely to be possible?