This is a very rare find in this condition pretty much undamaged a Pilots leather seat near complete nice condition the leather is pretty much undamaged it is in 2 parts the leather top is separate from the wooden base.The seats wooden base is undamaged all the metal frame work has its original green paintwork it is part numbered this is not relic at all looks like it has been removed from an aircraft at sometime properly post war.The seat has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for a restoration project or any collection or display. The seat is from German Fieseler Fi 156 C-2 Storch found in the city of Kassel where Fieseler’s main factorys where from 1937 until 1945.It comes with A5 laminated information card.
The Storch was
probably the best observation and liaison plane of World War II. The
Storch (stork) grew from a 1935 Luftwaffe design specification for a short
take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft. Although made for “communication,
liaison, and feeder-service” the plane would be used for many tasks including
reconnaissance, artillery spotting, aircrew recovery, air ambulance missions,
and some light bombing.
Almost 2,900 aircraft were built and served on all fronts from the Arctic to North Africa. Many famous people were associated with the Storch during World War II: Erwin Rommel used it extensively, Winston Churchill flew in one; the Nazi rescue of Benito Mussolini culminated in a dramatic Storch take-off; and Hanna Reitsch, a famous German test pilot, flew Göering’s replacement into Berlin in April 1945 hoping to take Hitler out of the city.
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