P-51 Landing Gear Retracting Strut Connecting Rod Hardware Kit (73-33578-3-HDWR KIT)

73-33578-3-HDWR KIT
Current stock: 0


This kit contains hardware for a complete 73-33578 Hardware Overhaul Kit. (Rods and Rod Ends sold separately. See links Below)

Part #: 73-33578-3-HDWR KIT

Aircraft: P-51 Mustang

Kit Contains:

(2) AN-316-7R Nut - Thin Check

(2) AN936-A7-6 Lock Washer Type A

(2) AN932-21 Clevis Pin

(2) AN380-2-2 Cotter Pin


73-33578-3-ACP - ROD ASSEMBLY – LANDING GEAR RETRACTING STRUT CONNECTING assembly is also PMA approved and available from AIRCORPS AVIATION 

AirCorps recommends these inspections / actions.

  • Rod assemblies should be visually checked during pre-flight to verify there are no visible cracks, tube and rod ends are not bent, and Down Indicator Switch Special Bolt is not bent or rotated from alignment with the switch. Know your aircraft so any change will draw your attention.
  • Replace any lightweight ATE-6N rod ends with the heavier later variants such as this Schafer ATE-6N rod end. (For information regarding rod end identification click HERE.) 
  • Magnaflux testing rod ends if performing any landing gear maintenance work.
  • Install a take-up spring as a preventative measure to ensure that, upon a failure, the broken rod does not wedge and prevent extension or retraction.
  • Thoroughly inspect during each annual inspection

Read our Comprehensive maintenance article to learn more.



Drawing available on AirCorps Library



Tube – Landing Gear Retracting Strut Connecting Rod - 73-33578-2-ACP



Heavy ATE-6N P-51 Rod End







Reviews (0)

Be the first to review this product.
Additional Info

Additional Info

73-33578-3-HDWR KIT

Related Products