This is a Counterweight still with part numbers visible and has maker marking it is overall in very nice condition it is nice and clean and retains its original colour it is very solid and very heavy it does have some impact damage and marks from the crash when the plane was shot down it is 16 inches long by 6 inches wide in size.The part comes from RAF Spitfire K9993 shot down on the 20th September 1940 and crashed at West Hanningfield in Essex .A very nice recognisable part from a famous battle of Britain and RAF Spitfire lost during the battle and comes with a 5x7 laminated information sheet.
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RAF Spitfire number K9993 flown by Pilot Officer W.R Assheton of Number 222 Squadron at 11.35am on the 20th September 1940.
W.R Assheton bailed out of his spitfire safely but had some slight burns the plane was shot down by German Messerschmitt BF 109’s in a surprise attack over the Thames Estuary. The plane crashed and burned out at Linkhouse Farm in West Haningfield.