This is a unusual find a pair of engine propeller shaft internal parts which is not crash site recovered from German Fieseler Fi 156 C-2 Storch observation and liaison plane. The parts which are undamaged and still retain a lot of original colour and are very clean and still very solid they are 5-10 inches wide and perfect condition for display or any collection. These parts and other parts were found in boxes of war time spare parts in Eastern Germany in the 1990's after the wall came down. The valve comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The Storch was probably the best observation and liaison plane of World War II. The Storch (stork) grew from a 1935 Luftwaffe design specification for a short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft. Although made for “communication, liaison, and feeder-service” the plane would be used for many tasks including reconnaissance, artillery spotting, aircrew recovery, air ambulance missions, and some light bombing.
Almost 2,900 aircraft were built and served on all fronts from the Arctic to North Africa. Many famous people were associated with the Storch during World War II: Erwin Rommel used it extensively, Winston Churchill flew in one; the Nazi rescue of Benito Mussolini culminated in a dramatic Storch take-off; and Hanna Reitsch, a famous German test pilot, flew Göering’s replacement into Berlin in April 1945 hoping to take Hitler out of the city.
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