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  • Large group of engine parts,radiator,oil tank part and engine mount section from RAF Spitfire X4261 shot down on the 5th September 1940 and crashed at Smarden near Ashford in Kent

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    This is a group of parts which are all from the engine area of the famous aircraft. The parts which are a section of mag allow engine case, section of electrical wiring also corner section of oil tank a section of engine mount with a solid metal plug of some sort and 2 sections of brass radiator which has turned green from being buried all the parts have been cleaned but are still a bit dirty and rusty but would clean up more with effort but are all in nice condition for smashed battle of Britain spitfire relics The parts have ripped, bent and smashed in the crash but are solid not braking up or falling apart they are perfect for display or any collection the parts are 2-7 inches long in size and very rare to get these days now to get such are group of battle of Britain spitfire parts. The parts come from RAF Spitfire X4261 shot down on the 5th September 1940 crashed at Smarden near Ashford in Kent. The parts come with a A5 laminated information card with pilots photo.

    RAF Spitfire X4261 shot down on the 5th September 1940 during the battle of Britain and crashed at Smarden in Kent.

    Flight Lieutenant F.W Rushmer failed to return from combat with Dornier DO17’S and Messerschmitt bf 109's over Biggin Hill on 5th September 1940. His Spitfire number X4261 was that which crashed at Buckmans Green Farm, Smarden. At first the pilot from this aircraft was buried as 'unknown' in All Saints' churchyard, Staplehurst on 11th September 1940. In May 1998, a named headstone replaced the original unknown with his name and a service of dedication was held in September that year. The crash site of the plane was dug in 1970 and many parts of the plane were recovered.


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