This is a airframe engine cowling still with the clip and some frame structure attached. This air frame panel does have a lot of green/gray original paintwork it has ripped and bent by the impact of the crash it has been very nicely cleaned and still retains a lot of its original colour it is a nice size of 14 inches long by 8 inches wide and is in nice solid condition for a aluminium relic and very rare to get a part like this and be able to tell ware about on the aircraft it is from.The part comes from German messerschmitt 109 number 3874 flown by Unteroffizer Buchner it was shot down on the 15th September 1940 and crashed at Saint Nicholas at Wade in Kent the most famous day in the Battle of Britain. A very nice air frame relic from a battle of Britain and German Messerschmitt 109.The item comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.
German Messerschmitt bf 109E-1 work number 3874 of 6/JG3 the plane was shot down by RAF fighters and crashed on the 26th August 1940 at 5.00pm.
The plane crashed at Chislet Marshes near Saint Nicholas at Wade in Kent. The pilot was Unteroffizer Buchner was killed in the crash. There was a major recovery of the plane in 1975.
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