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Full scale Hawker Typhoon replica (pg1 air)

This is a stunning replica of the Hawker Typhoon , only one original example remains of this powerful and lethal aircraft.

The Aircraft available is from the engine mount to the tail what you see is what you get.

 It is extremely well made following the original design and is 1 to 1 scale. Please enlarge the pictures left and take a look at the quality of the work.

The work and materials that have already gone into this project far out weigh the price being asked, its a unique opportunity to purchase a project with an immense amount of potential once complete this replica would be worth in excess of 40 K and be practically unique.

The aircraft is currently stored in the UK and can be delivered to most places in the UK and Europe at a cost to be agreed. It would fit into a shipping container for shipping further afield .

Below the Hawker Typhoon in all its glory a stunningly beautiful and powerful aircraft.

 £7500

Delivery or shipping not included contact me for a quote

 

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Fokker DRI Triplane original turnbuckle (pg1 air)

This extremely rare piece came from our latest buying trip in Holland. Made famous by the Red Barron, Manfred von Richthofen the Fokker DR I Triplane  was painted Red and while

 it remains the most famous aircraft of World War One, only 320 of the Fokker Dr.1 Triplane were built compared to thousands of Spads, Nieuports, Albatroses, and Sopwith Camels.

 Inspired by the devastating performance of the Sopwith Triplane, Anthony Fokker designed and built the Dr.I Dreidecker, and delivered the first triplanes to Manfred von Richthofen's Jagdgeschwader I in late August 1917.

After a brief familiarization flight, the "Red Baron" took aircraft number 102/17 up on September the 1st and promptly shot down a British R.E.8 of No. 6 Sqn, whose crew probably thought the three-winged craft was a friendly Sopwith.

Fokker's new triplane was no mere knockoff of the Sopwith. It featured cantilever wings, supported by single inter plane struts. Only the upper wing had ailerons.  Its twin, synchronized 8mm Spandau machine guns were standard firepower for the era.

The Red Barron was eventually shot down flying this famous aircraft and after many years of controversy it appears this was achieved by ground fire.

Below a picture of the DR I cockpit showing a Turnbuckle these were used all over the aircraft to strengthen the airframe.

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The turnbuckle came from a WW1 Fokker triplane factory in Zutphen. It was brought here after WW1 and served as a storage facility for a long time. The factory was demolished in 2014 and a couple of these buckles were found, a German aircraft rebuilder, who is making WW1 Fokker planes, recognised it as DR1.

Probably one of a handful of surviving original pieces from a DR I. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied.

£295

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Original Spitfire nose cowling from Spitfire SM 234  MK XVI * (pg1 air)

Here is an original cowling removed from MK XVI Spitfire SM 234. approximately 720mm x 730mm

SM 234 reached 601 Squadron on the 1st November 1944 and it seems to have spent much of its short career attacking V2 mobile launch vehicles . Parts like cowlings often required small modifications to get them to fit and so when they were removed the ground crew were in the habit of marking them to ensure they went back on the correct. airframe. This piece was recovered from RAF Kenley in the 1960s.

From the positions of the fasteners shown below is the position of the cowling available just above the exhaust stubs.

 

Above the MK XVI Spitfire note the clipped wings as a primarily ground attack aircraft the clipped wings made it less twitchy at low altitude.

The Mk XVI was the same as the Mk IX in nearly all respects except for the engine, a Merlin 266. The Merlin 266 was the Merlin 66 and was built under licence in the USA by the Packard Motor company. The "2" was added as a prefix in order to avoid confusion with the engines, as they required different tooling. All Mk XVI aircraft produced were of the Low-Altitude Fighter (LF) variety. This was not determined by the length of the wings (clipped wings were fitted to most LF Spitfires), but by the engine, which had been optimised for low-altitude operation. All production Mk XVIs had clipped wings for low altitude work and were fitted with the rear fuselage fuel tanks with a combined capacity of 75 gal. Many XVIs featured cut-down rear fuselages with bubble canopies. On these aircraft the rear fuselage tank capacity was limited to 66 gal.

Because of a slightly taller intercooler and rearranged accessories on the Packard Merlins a new, bulged upper cowling was introduced and also appeared on late production IXs.

Armament for most Mk XVIs consisted of 2 × 20 mm Hispano II cannon - each with 120 rpg - and 2 × .50 calibre Browning machine guns - each with 250 rpg. 1 × 500 lb (227 kg) bomb could be carried underneath the centre rack, and 1 × 250 lb (114 kg) bomb could be slung under each wing. Some production aircraft had rear fuselage fuel tanks in addition to the main tank which allowed it to fly approximately as far as the Spitfire Mk VIII. Problems with the licence-built engines limited introduction to front-line squadrons for several months. A total of 1,054 Mk XVIs were built by Castle Bromwich

£1200

Over seas buyers please contact me for a shipping quote

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Original MK I Spitfire areal attachments * (pg1 air)

The early Spitfires used the TR9 radio set these were replaced with VHF around the time the Battle of Britain ended

 The TR9 radio required a wire running from the areal  to  the tail.

The two parts shown are the attachments used to connect the wire to the mast and the tail..

They are original and Spitfire only parts you can see the part numbers by expanding the pictures on the left. I believe uses parts to be quite possibly unique.

Above a MK II Spitfire you can see the wire from the areal, to the tail the two parts available attach to the areal mast and the tail.

£495 per set

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Spitfire 50 Calibre tube *(pg1 air)

This is an original tube which housed the 50 Cal machine gun inside the Spitfires wing and protruding through the leading edge. This piece does have some holes due to corrosion please enlarge the pictures left . This would still be suitable as a pattern or a great recognisable collectable.

£595

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Hurricane landing light lens and frame (pg1 light)

This superb piece is an original corrosion free landing light frame and lens. Fitted on the leading edge  it protected the Hurricanes landing light.

A stunning original piece of Hurricane. See this in lighting section link.

 

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The perpex cover is available in the lighting section link

Hawker Typhoon leading edge light cover 1 (pg1 air)

This is an original hawker Typhoon leading edge light cover. This piece fits where the over landing lights where the  Perspex units available in the lighting section it is a solid panel.

These were fitted as standard to the rocket-armed  2nd TAF Tiffies because the rocket blast tended to melt the standard landing lamp Perspex covers.

Information kindly supplied by David of the  Jet Age Museum Typhoon cockpit section restoration team

 These are 100% original with the remains of the original paint. These were purchased  on our trip to Abyem and almost certainly saw action in a ground attack role. They were excavated from an airfield dump in Holland.

b You can see the position they fit to the right of the RHS cannon.

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The perpex cover is available in the lighting section link

Hawker Typhoon leading edge light cover 2 (pg1 air)

This is an original hawker Typhoon leading edge light cover.

These were fitted as standard to the rocket-armed  2nd TAF Tiffies because the rocket blast tended to melt the standard landing lamp Perspex covers.

Information kindly supplied by David of the  Jet Age Museum Typhoon cockpit section restoration team

£299

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MK IX Spitfire battery tray*(pg1 air)

This is a new made battery tray for a MK IX Spitfire its is made to the exact specification and is quite a complicated piece with many individual parts. This took many hours to make.

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£995

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Dornier 17 Door  (pg 1 Relics)

Here is a complete access door from a DO 17 bomber recovered from Holland .

The door drops down out of the belly of the aircraft once closed the door acts as a floor for the gunner to lie on .

The door although damaged it is complete and still has the access steps door handle attached and armour plate to protect the gunner. A small part of the original wooden floor is attached to the armour plate.

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BF110 wheel door   (pg 1 Relics)

Here we have a wheel door from a BF 110 it still has its ID plate attached see left, I stand to be corrected but I believe with German parts it is often possible to identify the specific aircraft from the plate please contact me if you have any further information on this.

The Messerschmitt Bf 110, often called the Me 110, was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer – German for "Destroyer") in the service of the Luftwaffe during WWII. Goring was a proponent of the Bf 110, and nicknamed it his Eisenseiten ("Ironsides").Development work on an improved type to replace the Bf 110, the ME 210 began before the war started, but its teething troubles resulted in the Bf 110 soldiering on until the end of the war in various roles, alongside its replacements, the Me 210 and the ME 410.

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Hurricane seat adjuster (pg1 air)

Hurricane seat adjustment lever has some damage see the picture.

Find this in the aircraft seat page link

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This piece is huge measuring 2.3 metres by 0.850 metre please contact me for a shipping quote.

£1495

HS 126 Luftwaffe recon aircraft tail plane (pg1 air)

This is superb and extremely rare piece a complete tail plane from a HS 126 this piece is in remarkable condition and was recovered from Russia. It has different coloured camouflage paint still surviving suggesting that it served in several campaigns before its demise in Russia.

The Henschel Hs 126 was the Luftwaffe's main short range reconnaissance aircraft in the early years of the WWII, taking part in the invasion of Poland, the campaign in the west in 1940 and the first year of the invasion of the Soviet Union.

The Hs 126 was an all-metal stressed-skin parasol wing monoplane, with a fixed undercarriage. The wing was supported by four main struts, two to each side, with extra bracing between the fuselage and the centre of the wing. The main wheels were mounted on single struts, with internal bracing (cantilevered), attached at ninety degrees to the fuselage. The level angular wing was slightly swept back, with straight edges, and a V-shaped notch at the centre of the trailing edge, above the pilot's cockpit. The cockpit was semi-enclosed, with the pilot under glass but the observer in an open position.

The HS 122 appeared in 1935. It was similar in appearance to the Hs 126, but its performance was disappointing. Henschel were asked to redesign the aircraft to use the new BMW Bramo Fafnir 323 radial engine. A team led by Henschel's chief designer, Dipl Ing Freidrich Nicolaus, took the opportunity to redesign most elements of the aircraft, to produce the Hs 126.

The new aircraft was two feet longer than the Hs 122. The basic parasol wing layout was retained, but a new more angular wing was developed. A cantilever undercarriage was used, allowing each wheel to be supported by a single streamline strut in place of the two struts of the Hs 122. The front half of the cockpit, containing the pilot, was enclosed, while the observer/ gunner's section remained open. It was to be powered by the Bramo 323 Fafnir radial engine.

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£595

Junkers JU 88 Aileron(pg1 air)

Here we have an aileron from a JU 88 substantially complete but with some damage this piece was recovered in the Arnhem area of Holland still with its original paint.

In versatility and performance, the Junkers Ju 88 could be compared to the British Mosquito or in some aspects, the B25.

In any event, approximately 15,000 aircraft were produced in various forms from 1939 to 1945. An astonishing 104 prototypes and dozens of variant were built, with more than 9,000 produced as bombers. It had flexibility and was the most modifiable aircraft during the war.

 It was said to be easy to fly with good handling, highly manoeuvrable and responsive. It was without a doubt, the finest German bomber to see extensive service throughout the war.

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Hurricane inboard profile plan(pg1 air)

Here we have a plan got a  Inboard Profile Plan for the Hawker Hurricane

The picture taken is not very clear however you will receive a copy of the plan shown taken from an original large scale drawing

This will be clear and easy to read

£25

Original pipe clip 1 (pg1 air)

Original pipe clip 1 (pg1 air)

These clips are used throughout the Spitfire and many other RAF wartime aircraft to secure pipes and wiring. These are original pieces in serviceable condition. If you order multiples only one postage charge will be made the over charge will be refunded.

£10 each

See here for Spitfire crow bar clips link

Original pipe clip 2 (pg1 air)

£10 each

 

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£375

Original Spitfire rudder horn balance weight  (pg1 air)

An original heavy piece of Spitfire in good condition with inspection stamps and Supermarine part number. Used in the tail to balance the rudder of the MK XIV Spitfire. The Mk XIV was fitted with the 36Ltr  Rolls Royce Griffon V12 the MK XIV had nearly twice the power and weight of the original MK I Spitfire.

Under the Mk XIV Spitfire low back

Part number 373 23 2143

373= Spitfire MK XIV

23= Centre rudder

P 51 data plate (pg1 air)

Here is an original blank data plate as fitted to the P 51 Mustang and probably other types manufactured by North American Aviation

£25

Hawker Hurricane panel plan(pg1 air)

He we have a dimensional plan for the Hawker Hurricane main instrument panel.

IT is NOT 1;1 scale but has all the dimensions you need to built the full size article. Ata guess I would say the plan is 1/2 scale.

Hurricanes are one of the hardest aircraft to get drawings and its taken allot of searching to obtain this. You will receive good quality readable copy.

£25

Lancaster panel plan (pg1 air)

This is a plan of the layout for a Lancaster instrument panel.

It is not the best of plans but Lancaster drawings of the panel are notoriously hard to get hold of. It does show the relative positions of the instruments.

The plan is about 1/2 scale, the text is not too clear but its the best we can do for the present.

 £25

 

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Spitfire compass tray (Pg 5 Compasses and Clocks 45)

Now available exact replicas of the Spitfire compass tray, this is a very difficult piece to replicate these are perfect copies made using original drawings they will be supplied painted.

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£450 Available for sale now in instruments clocks and compasses section

Hurricane Compass Tray (pg1 air)

Superb high quality new built compass tray for the Hurricane complete with mounting bracket and compass correction.

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You can just see the top rear top frames fitted to the metal framework of the Hurricane above.

Hurricane Top Fuselage Frame's (pg1 air)

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Here we have the Plywood frame's for the rear top of the Hurricane Fuselage. These have been made as exact copies from our original patterns. They are not suitable for flying. The formers attach to the metal frame and would be joined by stringers and fabric covered. The lower fuselage side and bottom ribs will be available shortly.

 Complete set of 10

£375

 

 

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Hurricane side Fuselage Frame's (pg1 air)

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These are quality new made wooden side frames for a static Hawker Hurricane rear fuselage, they connect to the metal frame to form the aerodynamic shape. To make these is a huge amount of work and take many hours even if you can obtain drawings.

£950

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Hurricane Top Fuselage Frame's 2 (pg1 air)

This is a one off set of Hurricane top fuselage wood frames. Made by a cabinet maker to a very high standard. This boxed set contains 10 frames.

£580

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Hurricane Radiator Cowling (pg1 air)

Feast your eyes a quite unique and superbly rare item. The Radiator cowling as fitted to Hurricanes, an original item with its flap still attached. As these Cowlings are slung low under the aircraft they are vulnerable and very rarely survive any belly landing or undercarriage failure completely destroys them. This one is in good original static condition.

You can see the radiator cowling clearly on the underside of the Hurricane above.

£1800

Shipping extra item will need a packing crate if not collected contact us

Above  and right original centre section.

 

 

 

Hurricane centre section (pg1 air)

Available as a result of the break up of our Hurricane project is a complete centre section including frame  cowlings and undercarriage attachments new made from steel for a static Hurricane project. It is extremely strong and was made to cope with a running Merlin. This piece is the heart of the Hurricane, the original, seen under is an extremely complicated piece made from multi sided tubing that has to be made specially manufactured at huge cost. This is a unique piece for any Static Hurricane project and something which took well over 100 hours to construct using original drawings. The complicated original construction was replaced with tubular and box section steel and is very close in appearance to the original. The dimensions are as original. The cowlings shown are included. This will have to be collected or we can deliver for a cost of £1 per mile in the UK. To ship oversees will be expensive and I would suggest you get a shipping quote before purchase. I would estimate its weight at around 250 to 350 Kgs.

£2800

Seafire RATO seat MOD Mount (pg1 air )

This is an unusual modification on a Seafire.

 Seafires used on Carriers were modified to have rocket assisted take off.

This piece of Supermarine history is unique to the R.A.T.O. Seafires and is the head re-straight for the seat. Information supplied by Ian.

Its  in excellent condition and fully functional with no corrosion and should fly again with suitable checks.

Part number 357 35 3

£550

See this link for another R.A.T.O. part

Hurricane Engine Mounts (pg1 air)

This is a pair of Merlin engine mounting brackets for the Hurricane. The stainless brackets have some damage but will be Ok for patterns the cast parts are straight.

 

£120 the pair

 

Frame 4 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 4 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

Frame 5 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 5 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

Frame 6 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 6 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

Frame 9 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 9 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

Frame 8 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 8 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

Spitfire frames (pg1 air)

 

This is a collection of Spitfire frames some are original and some are reproductions mostly seem to be tail plane parts, see descriptions.

Frame 1 (pg1 air )

Above are repro parts but one has an original bracket part nos 33718/30 337  is part number for Spitfire MK IV with a Griffon engine. 18 is bottom tail plane.

Frame 1 (pg1 air )

£ 25 each

First one sold with be supplied with original bracket

Frame 10 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 10 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

Frame 11 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 11 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

 

Frame 7 repro (pg1 air )

Above repro part one available

Frame 7 repro (pg1 air )

£ 25

 

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 £275

Original MK VII Spitfire Wing tip (pg1 air)

This is an original outer main plane wing tip from a rare MK VII Spitfire. The Mk VII was designed as a high altitude Fighter and used the “c” type universal wings, capable of carrying either eight machine guns, four cannon or two cannon and four machine guns depending on the situation, but with the extended wing tips used on the Mk VI.

The Mk VII was a pressurised fighter. It had a more advanced pressurisation system than the Mk VI, using a sliding cockpit canopy, which was more popular than the locked cockpit on the Mk VI. The best high altitude version of the Mk VII was powered by the Merlin 71, and could reach 416mph at 44,000 ft.

The Mk VII remained in production from August 1942 until early in 1944, although only 140 aircraft were produced in that time.

 The Mk VII was a little more successful than the earlier Mk VI   but the “interim” Mk IX turned out to be capable of operating high altitude itself, and the Mk VII soon lost its special status as a high altitude fighter, although it remained in use throughout the war.

 

Shown above a MK VII Spitfire note the sharp pointed wing design

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Mosquito Window ? (pg1 air)

I was reliably informed that this is a window from a Mosquito.

It has Mosquito stencilled across the window but does not show on the picture. It has its locking catches all in place.

Having spoken to several mosquito experts they confirm its not from a standard Mosquito.

 £275

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Supermarine Seafire XV wing spar (pg1 air)

This is a superb piece for the Supermarine collector

Here we have a Piece of the Main Wing Spar from a Seafire Mk. XV

This Piece is approximately 4 1/2 cm by 6 cm

The Whole Wing Spar has Part Number 377 08

Supermarine Seafire XV

Shown under the Wing spar Part Number

 £75

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Vickers Wellington tail fairing (pg1 air)

This a substantial piece of the famous Vickers Wellington design by the iconic British engineer Barnes Wallis responsible for the Dambusting bouncing Bomb.

This piece came from the Wellington that crashed at Great Whernside.

Wellington DV718 on Riggs Moor, Great Whernside.

On the night of 2nd/3rd September 1942 the crew of this Wellington was tasked with a night cross-country training exercise along with other aircraft from the same training unit. They took off and flew north but bad weather was effecting the Yorkshire Dales area on this night and this aircraft was to fly into it. The crew undoubtedly were having trouble with visibility flying through heavy rain and in the low cloud they became lost. The aircraft then descended over high ground, presumably so the crew could try and ascertain their position. The aircraft struck the ground between Nidderdale and Wharfedale on an area of high ground known as Blake Hill, on Riggs Moor, to the west of Kettlewell. The large fire after the impact destroyed much of the fuselage section but one airman managed to escape and get clear. He was found the next day and taken to Harrogate General Hospital and after treatment at a hospital in Preston he made a recovery. His four crew mates were not so lucky, they were all killed.

This accident is one of a few in the Yorkshire Dales which has been covered in a number of books in the last few years, I do not plan on copying these works.

Pilot - Sgt George F Ridgway RNZAF (414680), aged 20, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand. Buried Windhill Methodist Cemetery, Shipley, Yorkshire.

Navigator - P/O Donald H Lyne RAFVR (125540), of Whitby, Cheshire. Seriously injured,

Bomb Aimer - Sgt Willie Allinson RAFVR (1145494), aged 34, of Hoyland. Buried Hoyland Nether Cemetery, Yorkshire.

Wireless Operator - Sgt Howard W Spencer RAFVR (1200412), aged 31, of Olivers Battery, Winchester. Buried Chilcomb, Hampshire.

Rear Gunner - Sgt Paul McLarnon RAFVR (999862), aged 22, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Buried Belfast Milltown Roman Catholic Cemetery, Northern Ireland

RAF Henlow ATC are thought to have removed this section from the crash site prior to 1980.

See this link for pictures of the crash site.

  £155

Spitfire Engine mount part (pg1 air)

This is an original part of the Spitfire engine mount it has some surface corrosion on one side.

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Spitfire Antenna Mount (pg 1 rad)

Here we have a 100% Original mount that was used to attach the aerial to the spitfire fuselage.

These are quite rare as they are made of wood so they became rotted

It was Fitted to the fuselage Just behind the cockpit to allow the fixing of the Aerial

The Aluminium has Corroded however the Rubber and the original wood still remain

This was removed from a Crashed Aircraft at RAF Northolt

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Spitfire areal mast (pg 1 rad)

This is a  Spitfire areal mast. Strangely these are made from steel with a wooden insert. Complete with its wooden insert in excellent serviceable condition

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Luftwaffe Drop Tank Stabiliser (pg1 air)

Here is a drop tank Stabiliser as used on the Bf109 and Fw190

It was attached underneath the fuselage and used to hold the drop tanks in place

Fw190 with Drop Tank

  £175

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C-47 Frame 1 (pg1 air)

Here is a frame from In front of  the Cockpit on the C-47 Dakota

Frames were used to give the Airframe Strength and Structure

This has a Pulley Wheel Attached and a lot of electrical Wiring

  £295

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C-47 Frame 2 (pg1 air)

Here is a frame used on the C-47 Dakota

Frames were used to give the Airframe Strength and Structure

Unfortunately this Frame has Broken but both Pieces are Present

  £49

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P-47 Thunderbolt Elevator

This is the Elevator for P-47 Thunderbolt  42-7935 WZ-I. We purchased this from aviation archaeologists from out latest trip to Arnhem

 It still has the hinge and the point at where it would be connected to the controls system. It also has a Plate Identifying it as a P-47D

Elevators are flight control surfaces, usually at the rear of an aircraft, which control the aircraft's longitudinal attitude by changing the pitch balance, and so also the angle of attack and the lift of the wing. The elevators are usually hinged to a fixed or adjustable rear surface, making as a whole a tail plane or horizontal stabilizer

P-47 42-7935 at Duxford May 1943

P-47 42-7935 was flown by Lt James F Byers of 430 Fighter Squadron.

It Crashed on the 30th July 1943 after a Collision with Lt. Col Melvin F McNickle in P-47 42-7961 WZ-M during a bomber escort mission

The Collision happened when Lt. Col McNickle passed out due to a failures in his oxygen equipment. He Collided with Lt. Byers at 28000 ft over Winterswijk in Holland

Lt. Buyers bailed out the Aircraft but his parachute refused to open. He is now buried at Neuville en Condroz at the American Ardennes Cemetery

Artists Impression of the Air Collision

 

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P-47 Thunderbolt Aileron (pg 3 relic nos 29)

This is the Aileron for a P-47 Thunderbolt that was recovered by Aviation archaeologists and Purchased on our latest trip to Arnhem.

 It is a Large Piece in Crashed Condition and still has Part of the Trim Tabs Attached

 

P-47 Thunderbolt

An aileron is a hinged flight control surface usually attached to the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. Ailerons are used in pairs to control the aircraft in roll, which results in a the plane banking

Trim tabs are small movable sections resembling scaled down ailerons located at or near the trailing edge of the aileron. On most propeller powered aircraft, the rotation of the propeller induces a counteracting roll movement due to Newton's third law of motion, in that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. To relieve the pilot of having to provide continuous pressure on the stick in one direction (which causes fatigue) trim tabs are provided to adjust or trim out the pressure needed against any unwanted movement. The tab itself is deflected in relation to the aileron, causing the aileron to move in the opposite direction

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P47 Elevator (pg 3 relic nos 36)

Here is a Elevator from a P47 Thunderbolt. This was purchased from an Aviation archaeologist on our latest trip to Arnhem

This has a P47 Part Number 93-53538.

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

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Original Supermarine Spitfire Wing Tip (pg1 air)

Here we have a original wing tip that came from a Supermarine spitfire. It has some writing on it which looks to be L517 but I am unsure as to what this is.

It is holes from where it was hit by 20mm Cannon Fire

This is 720mm x 900mm at its widest point

The Merlin-powered Spitfires used four different wing types, A through to D which had the same dimensions and plan but different internal arrangements of armament and fuel tanks. After introducing the Griffon, Supermarine recognized the need for a completely revised laminar-flow wing to facilitate even higher speeds made possible by this powerful engine. Starting with production Spitfire Mk 21, this wing became standard for post-war variants of this famous fighter.

The majority of the day fighter Spitfires from the Mk I through Mk XVIII used four basic wing types, A, B, C and E.

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Vickers Wellington Wing Part (pg1 air)

Here we have a Lever from the wing of a Wellington

The Part Number is 28507 - F3535

This is from the Top Outer Main-Planes In the Case of the wellington this means the section of wing outboard of the engine nacelle

 It comes from the Main Spar Boom

£125

 

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De Havilland Mosquito Door Handle (pg1 air)

Here we have a Handle that was Used on the Crew Door For the DH Mosquito

The Part Number is B983142 and there is a DH Makers Stamp

B Indicates Fuselage, 98 Mosquito and a even drawing number indicates Right Hand Side

This was part of the W/Cdr Peter Henley Collection so may have come from Mosquito RR299 of which he was a display pilot

A Nice Original Serviceable Part

Seen in situ above

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