# What is the metal sheet in front of the engine called on a Cessna 182 or similar?

I need to know the name of that metal sheet covering the front of the engine in small Cessnas (specifically the Cessna 182), just behind the propeller. I mean the one where the cowl plugs are put into:

• Looks like you have a broken m key on your keyboard :) Also do you have a photo perhaps? Did you mean cowl flaps?
– user14897
Sep 22, 2021 at 22:08
• Do you mean the cowl(ing)? Sep 22, 2021 at 22:56
• @ymb1 not broken, just some dust ! ;) I have added a picture - the area circled in red is the part I mean. Sep 22, 2021 at 22:58
• @StephenS maybe - I have added a picture. Sep 22, 2021 at 22:58
• Do you mean 1) the sheet that has the openings, or 2) the metal sheet in front of the engine but behind the cowl (i.e. the sheet seen through the openings)? I thought you meant the second one, but now I'm not sure.
– user14897
Sep 23, 2021 at 3:43