This is a unusual part from German Messerschmitt 262 jet plane the pilot Hans Zander it was shot down on the 9 December 1944 over Germany by American fighters. This is a aluminium airframe panel which has bent over it is still covered in some of its original black and brown camouflage paintwork and all very clear to see the panel does have some dirt on it still but not very much it has been very well cleaned and has a lot of original colour it is in nice solid condition it has ripped and bent by the impact of the crash but is perfect for display or any collection it is 12 inches long by 4 inches wide in size and is rare to get parts like this from a German ME262 jet. The part comes with a A5 information laminated sheet and is a very nice relic from the very famous jet fighter.
Messerschmitt me 262 jet plane shot down on 9th December 1944 by US fighter the pilot was Stabsfeldwebel Hans Zander was killed the plane crashed near Stuttgart.
The jet plane of 4/KG51 was at 29,000 feet in the Kirchheim-am Ries area when it was attacked by US P-51 Mustang of the 352nd fighter group flown by Second Lieutenant Harry Edwards number O-701741. The Mustang fired a long burst hitting the ME262 and knocking out one of the plane’s engines the plane then dived towards the ground but was able to level of at 500 feet and was the attacked again by the Mustang this tine Edwards opened fire spraying the jet with bullets knocking of large chunks of it the jet then dived straight in to the ground and exploded in two sheets of flame.
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