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Welcome to the canopy section, If you are purchasing three or more items please contact us for discounted delivery charges.  Please be sure to check this section on a regular basis as new products are added weekly. 

This screen has been left in its original condition but we can restore it if required.

Mk I Hurricane screen (pg1 Can)

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This is superb piece and almost certainly one of a kind. This type of armoured windshield located outside the windscreen, was only used by the British and German Fighters before WWII.

This example is an experimental installation for a Hurricane MK I. I have drawn in a transparent paper, in red colour, the contour of the piece over a drawing of a Hurricane windscreen as an illustration. Apparently the set was completed with a curve piece made out of transparent Plexiglas, which most probable shape followed the contour drawn inn green.

£2500

Spitfire Mirror(pg1 Can)

This is superb mint condition original in its black finish these mirrors are made of brass, Spitfire Mirror used on late Mk II Spitfires through all following Mk's, its never been issued and is in its original box ideal for a flying restoration.

Stalks certified to flying standard will be available shortly.

£1200

Spitfire Round mirror stalk (pg1 Can)

These are high quality new made mirror stalks for the round type Spitfire mirror. They are made of heat treated LM 25 aluminium and suitable for flying aircraft, indistinguishable from the real thing. If you buy one of these with a mirror above the price will be discounted to £200.

£250

 

Spitfire MK I Mirror (pg1 Can)

This mirror is new and has never been fitted in its original black finish. I has two very small marks on the glass see the picture left but this does not detract from its superb condition. A very rare piece used in the early Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain , later superseded by the round type mirror this item is 100% original. It is marked with  A/M Kings crown.

£1200

Mk I/II Spitfire Mirror stalk (pg1 Can)

 

Reproduction stalk for the early square type mirror in alloy. Will require a hole drilled to fit.

 

 

 

Awaiting new supplies which be made in L99 Aircraft alloy

 

 

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Spitfire bullet proof windscreen (pg1 can)

Here is an original Spitfire bullet proof windscreen. It is in poor condition please enlarge the pictures for condition but still a nice display item.

The screen is made up of laminates of glass and was initially fitted externally . In Stanford Tucks book fly for your life he recounts His Spitfires screen surviving a direct hit from a 20mm cannon shell just the day after he had it fitted. Had this happened the day before he would have been decapitated.

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Aero Screen (pg1 Can)

A nice aero windscreen in good condition believed to date from the 1930's from an open cockpit aircraft. but the specific aircraft has not been identified.

email me if you can identify this part.

£299

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WW I windscreen frame (pg1 Can)

This is the lower part of a windscreen, it has been examined by an expert in early aircraft and he has told me the way its constructed it dates from WWI or possibly earlier

email me if you can identify this part.

£299

Spitfire low back fairing (pg1 Can)

This is an original fairing from a MK XIV  bubble canopy low back spitfire in good condition with no visible corrosion.

Spitfire Part number 37930/69

£325

Spitfire crowbar (pg1 Can)

An exact copy of the crow bar which was clipped to the Spitfire door for use in emergencies when the canopy jammed.

£80

 

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Seen in situ under in a Spitfire door.

Clips for holding the crowbar available below

Original Spitfire crowbar (pg1 Can)

This is a complete original crowbar for the spitfire with a hollow tube and two solid ends. In excellent condition although it has been repainted at some stage.

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Shown above Spitfire P 7350 in 2014 this is the actual crowbar shown above.

 Its impossible to prove if this was the original crowbar supplied with the aircraft however it is original and was fitted to P 7350.

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I have removed the paint to expose the inspection stamp it can be repainted if required.

£850

Battle of Britain Original Spitfire P 7350 crowbar (pg1 Can)

This is a complete original crowbar for the spitfire with a hollow tube and two solid ends. In excellent condition although it has been repainted at some stage. The picture makes it look orange but its actually red.

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The following information came form the person I purchased the crowbar from.

This came from the BBMF last used in P7350 in 2015 , It was removed after the door was damaged by a old chap at the Duxford  airshow, I carried out all the repairs on the door, I decided to make an inquiry about the release from the BER ( beyond economical repair scrap area ) and ended up obtaining it , its hollow and it has an typical round RAF inspection stamp on the flat end that I can't make out because if the paint. This Spitfire is the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world and the only Spitfire still flying to have actually fought in the Battle of Britain.

Spitfire Mk IIa P7350 was the fourteenth of 11,939 Spitfires which were eventually built at the Castle Bromwich ‘Shadow’ factory, although it was not, in fact, the fourteenth to fly or be delivered to the RAF. Test flown by famous test pilot Alex Henshaw in August 1940, it was taken on charge by the RAF on 13 August and was delivered, by Henshaw, to No 6 Maintenance Unit (MU) at Brize Norton four days later, for the fitting of operational equipment.

With the Battle of Britain at its height, P7350 was allocated to No 266 Squadron at Wittering on 6 September 1940 and given the code letters ‘UO-T’. Subsequently 266 Squadron moved to Martlesham Heath and then to Collyweston taking P7350 with them. Then, on 17 October 1940, P7350 was one of 13 Mk IIa Spitfires transferred to No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron (AuxAF) at Hornchurch. The aircraft’s code letters were changed to 603 Squadron codes; the individual aircraft letter is not definitely known, but the best guess is that P7350 was coded ‘XT-W’. On 25 October, whilst being flown by Polish pilot Ludwik Martel, P7350 was shot down by a German Bf109. A cannon shell punched a large hole in the port wing and Martel was wounded by shrapnel in the left side of his body and legs. Despite his injuries Martel managed to fly the aircraft down through 16,000 feet of thick cloud, in pain and fighting to stay conscious, to force land in a field near Hastings.

P7350 was dispatched to No 1 Civilian Repair Unit at Cowley on 31 October, where it was repaired. On 7 December it was ready for collection and was flown to No 37 M.U. at Burtonwood, Lancashire, for service preparation and storage.

The Spitfire’s next operational unit was No 616 (County of South Yorkshire) Squadron (AuxAF), based at Tangmere, to which it was issued on 18 March 1941. Then on 10 April it was transferred to No 64 Squadron at Hornchurch. With these units P7350 flew on fighter sweeps over occupied Europe as Fighter Command went on the offensive during 1941. Having seemingly incurred damage from an unknown incident, possibly a landing accident, in August 1941 P7350 was with Scottish Aviation Ltd at Prestwick for overhaul and repair. It was flown to No 37 M.U. again on 29 January 1942.

With higher-performance, better-armed versions of the Spitfire now available, the time had come to withdraw the Mk II Spitfires from operational flying and, on 27 April 1942, P7350 was issued to the Central Gunnery School at Sutton Bridge, near Kings Lynn. Here it spent the next 10 months, suffering another Category B accident (beyond repair on site) on 4 February 1943 and being transferred to Air Services Training Ltd at Hamble for repairs. These repairs were completed by 20 March and, after passing through No 6 M.U. at Brize Norton again, it was issued to No 57 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Eshott, Northumberland. The next twelve months of its use as a training machine were uneventful, but on 22 April 1944 another Spitfire taxied into P7350, causing further Category B damage, which once again saw it at Air Services Training Ltd for repairs. After repair the Spitfire was placed in storage at No 39 M.U. Colerne.

Having survived all its wartime adventures P7350 was declared surplus to requirements by the Air Ministry in 1947 and in1948 it was sold as scrap to Messrs John Dale and Sons Ltd, who paid the princely sum of £25 for the now-priceless Spitfire. On realising the historical importance of this venerable aircraft, the company generously presented it to RAF Colerne as a museum piece, where it remained until 1967.

The making of the movie ‘Battle of Britain’ saw Spitfire P7350 emerge from 20 years of dormancy when it was selected to fly in the film. It was delivered to No 71 M.U. at Henlow on 3 March 1967 to be overhauled to airworthy standard and on 20 May 1968 it was flown to Duxford for use in aerial sequences in the film.

After filming for the movie was complete, P7350 was allocated to the Battle of Britain Flight, being flown to the Flight’s base at Coltishall by Squadron Leader Tim Mills on 5 November 1968. It has served with the BBMF ever since, the only airworthy Spitfire from the Battle of Britain, a much admired survivor and precious artefact of British aviation history and of the RAF’s wartime heritage.

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B17 Windscreen 1 (pg1 Can)

Part nos 305260

Here is an example of a front windscreen for an early B17 this window was designed to open and was their only means of demisting in the early Mks.

 It comes in its original box the glass has some slight damage please enlarge the pictures to asses.

Seen in situ above note the strap position to orientate the piece.

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£425

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B17 window frame  (pg1 Can)

Here is a window frame for the B17 it is in nice original condition no glass in this one.

£225

similar clips for pipe work available here link

Original Spitfire crowbar clips (pg1 Can)

Clips for attaching the crow bar to the Spitfire door original and in excellent condition.

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Astrodomes were prominent on RAF multi-engine aircraft of the WWII as a considerable part of their operations were carried out at night.

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Astrodome on a Warwick

Astrodome (pg1 canopy)

Here we have an astrodome from as yet unidentified aircraft although I suspect this is a generic part as they all seem to be pretty much the same size..

An astrodome is a hemispherical transparent dome fitted in the cabin roof of an aircraft for the purpose of allowing the use of a sextant during astro navigation

Prior to the introduction of electronic means of navigation the only way to fix an aircraft's position at night was by taking star sights using a sextant in the same manner as that used by marine navigators on board ships. To do this requires a 360-degree view of the horizon and the astrodome was devised to allow an uninterrupted view of the sky from horizon to horizon.

Astrodome on a Halifax

£375

 

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£750

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P47 Thunderbolt Razor Back canopy frame (pg1 can)

Here is a P47 razor back canopy frame, we purchased this on a trip to Arnhem but it was actually recovered in the Ardennes. Although its history has been lost its almost certain that it took part in that campaign due to its recovered location.  The alloy part appears to be in good condition and the whole piece is straight . The steel frame has some light corrosion being steel this is to be expected and will be painted with primer prior to going into our store to preserve it. It is missing its ere section steel frame but is otherwise complete.

The Republic Aviation P-47
Thunderbolt fighter was the largest and most powerful single engine fighter of the war.  Production topped any other USAF fighter with 15,683 P-47’s produced.
Due to the shape of the fuselage, the Thunderbolt was known affectionately as the "Jug" by its  pilots and ground crews. Two distinctive versions were produced:
The earlier
"Razorback" design and later versions with a “bubble top” canopy.

The P-47 was armed with eight wing mounted Browning .50 calibre machine guns which could deliver 13 pounds of lead per second.  
When loaded with armour-piercing incendiary (API) rounds the .50 calibre did considerable damage to light armoured vehicles, trains, and aircraft.  
The P-47D-25 could carry 2500 lbs of external stores; this variety of HE bombs, incendiary bombs, napalm, and rockets gave the thunderbolt a hard punch.

Seven of the top 10 European American Aces flew the P-47 Thunderbolt against the Luftwaffe.  
Thunderbolt’s knocked 3,752 enemy aircraft out of the air while destroying another 2,800+ on the ground.
The heavily armoured plane sustained 824 combat losses, only .07% of the Jugs didn't return from a combat mission, the lowest total of any Allied fighter.

The Thunderbolt was the largest and heaviest single engine fighter flown in WW2, yet could fly at 425+ miles per hour straight and level.  
 

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Bristol Blenheim Canopy Handle  (pg 3 relic nos 24)

Here we have The Handle for the Sliding Canopy of the Bristol Blenheim

It is made of Steel and has part of the aluminium frame attached

It has Been Rust Treated and Sprayed Black

This was recovered from the Arnhem Area of Holland

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B17 Flying Fortress Astrodome Ring  (pg 1 canopy)

Here we have a Ring as Used on the Astrodome of the B17

This is in Good Condition and has a protective plastic on the underside

It has part Number LMC-539RS

Boeing B17 "Flying Fortress"

£200

 

Hawker Typhoon/Tempest canopy (pg1 Can)

Here is a superb low back canopy from a Hawker Typhoon and Tempest (fits both). The frame is in excellent condition corrosion free and complete with its chain driven opening mechanism. The glass is clear but has cracks see pictures.

Please contact me for shipping quote can ship worldwide.

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Spitfire Canopy Catch (pg1 Can)

A new made fully functioning canopy catch for a Spitfire. Identical to the original, The supplier informed me these are made to flying standard subject to the required check's. I am selling them as display only. Original functioning catches are as rare as fairies at the bottom of the garden.

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FN 4 Turret cupola (pg1 arm)

This is an incredibly rare FN 4 Rear four gun Turret cupola. It is in good condition "see pictures" considering its age and is rare enough to be almost unique. It also has its original doors again in good condition for its age.

There seems to be some confusion about this Turrets origins, however the chap I got it from told me His Granddad  removed it personally from a Lancaster although it seems it may also have been fitted to a Short Stirling at sometime in its operational life.

Nash & Thomson was established in 1929 at Kingsdon-upon-Thames by business partners Archibald Frazer-Nash and Henry Ronald Godfrey. The company was formed to develop the turrets that Frazer Nash had originated, and their designs were consequently numbered in a series prefixed "FN".

 For UK customers we can deliver or you may collect.  For customers who require shipping  and for international buyers this canopy will have to be transported in a crate and this will be an additional cost of around £50.

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Original Spitfire Canopy (pg1 canopy)

 

Here we have an original Spitfire canopy, it is in a very delicate state with several cracks and the front hoop is missing. This was purchased during our trip to Arnhem , its actual history has been lost but almost certainly saw action in this battle and is a nice collectable piece. I believe this fits all MK's except the very early Mk Is and of coarse the low backs with the bubble canopy.

 

This will require a packing case so contact us before purchase for accurate shipping costs. You are welcome to collect.

Out of stock

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Chipmunk Canopy (pg1 canopy)

This is a Canopy for the Chipmunk. It has the windscreen and some other Perspex missing although the frame is intact and in reasonable condition for its age.

The Chipmunk replaced the  De Havilland Tiger Moth as elementary trainer for the Royal Air Force its first flight was on the 22nd May 1946 in Toronto and it entered RAF service in 1950

We will have to quote post and packing for buyers as costs will vary greatly depending on where its going.

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This is the piece that holds the armoured windscreen in place  and is an original Spitfire part .

The part number 330 is from a Spitfire MK III

The Mk III was the first major redesign of the Spitfire. The new aircraft was based around the Merlin XX engine, a 1240 hp engine with a two-speed supercharger, which would have given much better high altitude performance.

Spitfire armoured screen part (pg1 Can)

 

Spitfire Mk III Prototype N3297 with Merlin XX engine

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Hawker Hurricane Canopy (pg1 Can)

This is a superb original canopy from a Hawker Hurricane. It has been examined by experts and is considered restorable to flying condition, I welcome any inspection prior to purchase from any serious purchaser. These canopies are practically unique especially in this condition. Although I have had several Spitfire canopies over the years I have never seen one of these canopies for sale. This is a unique opportunity and is only availalable because we are breaking up our project Hurricane.

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FN-50 Mid Upper Lancaster Turret canopy (pg1 arm)

Here is Lancaster canopy for the FN50 mid upper turret. Click here to see this in armanents. 

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