MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION CHARTS
The most organised and concise effort to provide information on wartime material substitution is contained in the 1944 and 1946 revision of AN-01-1A-9 ‘US and British Commonwealth of Nations Aircraft Metals’. These publications reconciled the manufacture of US aircraft designs in Australia and Canada and allowed for the repair of US aircraft in UK service use. Though some of the quoted US material standards are also obsolete in the current day enough chemical and mechanical information is provided to generate useful outcomes.
The Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) issued Report TS96 on Similar Metallic Materials which reference both British Standards and DTD specifications and their equivalents.
The Government Aircraft Factory, the successor to Australia’s Department of Aircraft Production generated a number of datasheets to assist it in the task of manufacturing and maintaining US and UK aircraft engines and designs.