This is a merlin engine reduction gear from just behind the propeller hub of a Battle of Britain Hurricane. The gear is pretty much rust free it is pitted all over and has partly bent by the impact of the crash but it is only small amount of damage to the inner ring it is nice clean condition it is very solid and still retains some of its shiny colour fantastic condition for recovered part. This rare to find very recognisable and a heavy lump of engine it is 12 inches wide it has been very nicely cleaned and is perfect to display or for any collection .The part comes from RAF Hurricane W6670 the pilot was Flight Officer Bryant Fenn, shot down on the 1st September 1940,crashed near Sevenoaks. The part comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards with pictures and diagram of the part in place.
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RAF Hurricane W6670 the pilot was Flight Officer Bryant Fenn he was shot down on the 1st September 1940 over Biggin Hill in Kent.The Hurricane was combat over Biggin Hill when the aircraft was severely damaged by Messerschmitt 109's. Bryant-Fenn bailed out, wounded in one leg, landed at Dunton Green and was admitted to Sevenoaks Hospital. He later went to the RAF Hospital Torquay to convalesce.
Bryant-Fenn joined 79 Squadron at Biggin Hill from there on 29th June 1940. On 28th August 1940 he shared in the destruction of a He59 floatplane, on the 30th he damaged a Messerschmitt 109 and on the 31st he probably destroyed another.