Merlin 2.0 Database

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Mt500rct
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Merlin 2.0 Database

Post by Mt500rct » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:33 pm

Has anyone used the Merlin 2.0 database to find out the military history for there MT500?

Can anyone tell me what the headings are on the first tab?

Any help much appreciated
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Re: Merlin 2.0 Database

Post by Wirralman » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 pm

I think Appyarry is the expert on this

Use forum Search on the word Merlin
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Re: Merlin 2.0 Database

Post by appyarry » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:23 am

I have just found this web site. I have a copy of the database which is useful, but this website is better for most people. https://merlinarchive.uk/ just put in the erm (Army reg No:) and away you go :-)

Hope it helps.

Most of the headers are self explanatory on the database sheets, Tab 1 are below, cast in is in service and cast out is when sold on.
erm - Equipment Registration Mark
nsn - ??
asset_code
contract_nu
description
colour
holdin
unit_title
date_in_service
chassis_no
engine_no
cast_i
cast_date
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Re: Merlin 2.0 Database

Post by Wirralman » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:54 pm

NSN- I would assume to be NATO Serial Number
I have a print somewhere of Pre-Merlin MT350 information that was released, I will see if that sheds more light.

MT350 for example list parts with both long NSN number and a shorter code eg 285-567 (Rotax code ?)
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Re: Merlin 2.0 Database

Post by Mt500rct » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 pm

Wirralman wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:54 pm
NSN- I would assume to be NATO Serial Number
I have a print somewhere of Pre-Merlin MT350 information that was released, I will see if that sheds more light.

MT350 for example list parts with both long NSN number and a shorter code eg 285-567 (Rotax code ?)
We used to call it the "NATO part number" every piece of kit had one so that you could order replacements.

They were all 4 numbers and then 99 ie 1234 99 1234 123
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Re: Merlin 2.0 Database

Post by Wirralman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:52 pm

Just done a bit of Googling, the 'S' stands for Stock, so it is NATO Stock Number

The 99 element denotes country, 99 is United Kingdom.

This NSN numbering system was introduced in 1974 , not that I could honestly say I remember it, I do remember OMD110 (one one owe) being superseded by OMD75( seventy five) that new fangled oil in 1975
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