This is a rare and unusual part to get recovered complete from the very famous German dive bomber.This is a large internal fuel tank which is aluminium made still covered in black and green paintwork it has ripped and smashed from the impact of the crash but is still solid even thorough it is very dented still complete with its filler cap this large tank is empty of all contents as it does some holes in it and is very large at 27 inches long by 18 inches wide in size but not very heavy.The tank has been very well cleaned with a lot of original colour perfect for display or any collection and so rare to get such a good recognisable and large part from the famous JU87 stuka. The part comes from German stuka dive bomber work number 5956 and has plane code CB+PZ which was shot down the 26th June 1941 and crashed in Finland.The item comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.
German stuka dive bomber work number 5956 and has plane code CB+PZ which was shot down during Operation Barbarossa by a Russian fighter on the 26th June 1941 and crashed in Finland just over border from Russia.
Operation Barbarossa was the name given to Germany’s invasion of Russia on June 22nd 1941. Barbarossa the largest military attack of World War Two and was to have appalling consequences for the Russian people. Operation Barbarossa was based on a massive attack based on blitzkrieg. Three army groups attacked Russia on June 22nd 1941. Army Group North, led by von Leeb, Army Group Centre, commanded by von Bock and Army Group South commanded by von Rundstedt. This aircraft would have been in Army group North part of Luftflotte 1.
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