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  • Engine piston conrod end lovely condition some original colour in RAF Spitfire number P9398 Shot down, 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt 109 flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51 it crashed in flames into the sea in Folkestone Harbour in Kent

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    This is a very nice and very rare merlin engine part from a RAF Spitfire battle of Britain shot down. This is a engine piston conrod end that is complete this is from one of the 12 main engine pistons it is 4 inches long it still retains a lot of original colour the part has no real damage from the impact of the crash well protected by the engine it does have a bit of rust damage from being in the English channel for 20 odd years but not to badly rusted with some light pitting it is still very solid not braking up at all and has been very nicely cleaned and lovely bit of merlin engine from a spitfire perfect for display or any collection. This part comes from RAF Spitfire number P9398 Shot down on the 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt 109 flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51.The spitfire crashed in flames into the sea in Folkestone Harbour in Kent and comes with A5 laminated information card.

    RAF Spitfire number P9398 flown by Sergeant F. W. Eley who was killed the plane of No 74 Squadron which was Shot down at 4.00pm on the 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt 109 flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51.The spitfire crashed in flames into the sea at the end of the pier in Folkestone Harbour in Kent. The engine and other parts were pulled out of the sea during works in the harbour in the late 1960’s. 

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