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  • Engine case part with bolt from inside the top of the merlin engine case in RAF Spitfire number P9398 Shot down, 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt 109 flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51 it crashed in flames into the sea in Folkestone Harbour in Kent

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    This is a very nice merlin engine part from a RAF Spitfire battle of Britain shot down. This is a engine case part with large engine bolt still attached that has its brass cover still attached from inside the top of the merlin engine case still retinas its shape with the edge of the holes where the piston went in the part is mag allow made it has partly rotted away but nothing to bad it still has some dirt and muck attached but has been well cleaned it is 12 inches long and is 5 inches wide it still retains a lot of original colour the part has some damage from the impact of the crash but was well protected by the engine but has been broken away from a larger part it does have some rust damage from being in the English channel for 20 odd years but not to badly rusted with some light pitting it is still very solid not braking up at all and has been very nicely cleaned and lovely bit of merlin engine from a spitfire perfect for display or any collection. This part comes from RAF Spitfire number P9398 Shot down on the 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt 109 flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51.The spitfire crashed in flames into the sea in Folkestone Harbour in Kent and comes with A5 laminated information card.

    RAF Spitfire number P9398 flown by Sergeant F.W.Eley who was killed the plane of No 74 Squadron which was Shot down at 4.00pm on the 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt 109 flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51.The spitfire crashed in flames into the sea at the end of the pier in Folkestone Harbour in Kent. The engine and other parts were pulled out of the sea during works in the harbour in the late 1960’s. 

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