This is a cockpit control panel a broken part which is a corner section which has most of its original black paintwork. The parts has lots of original colour the part has ripped and broken off the plane by the impact of the crash it is 3-7 inches in size. The part is still very solid and have been very well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection and rare to get a cockpit part from a Battle of Britain German bomber. This part is from German Heinkel 111 bomber which was shot down on the 16th August 1940 and crashed at Northchapel during the battle of the Britain.The part comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards with picture of the control panel.
German Heinkel 111 bomber of 4/KG55 flown Hauptmann W.Sabler who was Staffelkapitan the plane was shot down at 4.55pm on the 16th August 1940 during the battle of Britain.
The plane was shot down by Pilot Officer A.V Clowes and Pilot officer G.E Goodman of Number 1 Hurricane Squadron during a mission to bomb Heathrow airfield also attacked by RAF spitfires of number 602 Squadron. The plane crashed with a full bomb load and with a tremendous explosion blasted a large crater in to the field at Upper Frithfold Farm in Northchapel near Petworth.None of the crew were able to escape the doomed bomber the crew were Hauptmann W.Sabler, Feldwebel E.Muller,Feldwebel W.Magerhans, Gefreiter A.Szymanowski and Unteroffizier E.Schmidtke were all killed only one of the crew could be identified Feldwebel E.Muller. The plane was excavated in 1973 by Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Group.