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  • Tail fin strut from a sleeve type tail on German 500kg aerial bomb carried by all types of German bombers,the tail fin was found in 1970’s on the site of the abandoned RAF Tangmere,attacked by the Luftwaffe during Battle of Britain in August 1940

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    This is a unbelievably rare battle of Britain find which is Tail fin strut the main back tail part from a sleeve type tail on a German 500kg aerial bomb carried by all types of German bombers,The part which is the main section that made up the tail section it is re rusty but solid they do have some damage but still have some original red undercoat paintwork very clear to see it has lots of light surface rust but nothing to bad not rust holes  but does have some damage from the impact of the crash from when it was dropped it has been nicely cleaned and is in nice solid condition a real one off for that gap in the collection and perfect for display or a rare one for any collection this large fin is roughly 23 inches long and 12 inches wide but has bent up by the crash The  tail fin part was found in the 1970’s in woodland on the site of the abandoned RAF Tangmere which would have been dropped on the airfield when it was attacked by the Luftwaffe sometime during the Battle of Britain in August 1940 and was home to RAF Spitfires of number 602 Squadron during the battle.The fin comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards with pictures and diagram.

    Two tail types are used were used on German 500kg bombs. The first type, a sheet steel tail, is usually made in four pieces to form a cone with four fins. The fins may be unbraced, braced with tubular struts, or braced with a cylindrical strut (ring). The second type is of magnesium alloy. The cone and four fins are cast in one piece. The fins may be braced with a cylindrical strut of the same material.

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