This is a large section of engine mount hollow metal structure bar that held the engine to the aircraft.This solid metal structure part which has some of its original green paintwork remains fairly clear to see it is rusty but solid and in relic condition but not braking up or crumbling it has been very well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection it is a nice large section at 12 inches long and 2 inches wide in size.The part comes with a A5 laminated information card and comes from German Dornier Do17 bomber work number 3450 shot down by RAF fighters at 10.30am 3rd September 1940,during battle of Britain.
This plane of 5/KG2 was on a bombing sortie to bomb North Weald airfield it was intercepted and Shot down by RAF Hurricanes of 17 squadron. The Dornier dumped its bomb load a headed back to France but did not make it. The plane Crashed on fire and exploded on Lodge Farm,Langenhoe near Pyefleet Creek.
The crew of the Dornier were Leutnant H.Schildt, Unteroffizier E.swindeck and Gefreiter P.Niegisch were all killed but Feldwebel M.Kriegl baled out and was captured unhurt.
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