Hudsons carried their msn (or part thereof) stencilled on the
nose. Some carried the full four digit msn, while others carried
the last two digits of the msn preceeded by a 1, 2 or 3. The
reason for this is unknown. Many carried no nose number at all.
Known nose numbers are shown in the following table. To these
known numbers should be added 285 and 6046 which are believed
to have been carried by A16-34 and A16-117 respectively, although
no proof of the tie-up is available. One oddity is A16-76 on
which was painted the number 327 in larger, lighter digits than
usual. It should be noted that A16-76 is the only known example
where a nose number does not correspond with an msn (1929).
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