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This section contains 100% genuine relics of the great aerial conflict Second World War including the Battle of Britain. We have added this section due to numerous enquires for this sort of personal history. All items will have been legally recovered and supported with authentification. Many parts listed in other sections of the site can be linked to the correct aircraft types. The following pieces listed on these pages are from aircraft crash sites and details of the, Squadron, Pilot ,exact date, combat details, aircraft type, and serial number. In most cases if not already supplied it will be possible for a small fee to receive copies of the Squadron Operational record book and official combat reports which are available from the record office at Kew. We have found that its allot more economical to employ the services of a professional researcher. Its costs around £50 to locate and take copies of original documents. Obviously these are crash relics and will not be in a usable condition, its the history that counts and it is possible for example to build up a collection of a Battle of Britain items from start of the battle until the end . Spitfire Spares does not support the recovery of wreckage from anything classified as a War grave or any recovery not fully compliant with the current legislation. Respect for the Brave aircrew is paramount and we will not offer or purchase any personal items recovered from aircrew killed in action serving their Country.  

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Many of the artefacts on this page were collected from our visit to Arnhem please click here for details.

You will receive a certificate which each piece purchased.

At 14.10 hours. Squadron Leader A.G.Page led six 132 Squadron Spitfires off from Detling on another Ranger, briefed to sweep from Eindhoven to Munster.

 Geoffrey Page had been shot down and severely burned on 12th August 1940 when his 56 Squadron Hurricane had set on fire by cross-fire from Do17s. Rushed to hospital, he became one of Sir Archibald Mclndoe's 'guinea pigs' at the new plastic surgery department of East Grinstead hospital. The next two years had been spent in hospital, where he underwent a dozen painful operations, and then he returned to duty, first going to the Air Fighting Development Unit, thence to 122 Squadron and then, in January 1944, taking command of 132 Squadron.

 During his time in hospital he had resolved to destroy one German aircraft for every operation that he had undergone. His score was, at this time, four destroyed and 'shares' in three more, so he had some way to go to reach his twelve.

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This and the following relics were purchased by Spitfire Spares from the person who, excavated the aircraft.

You will receive a certificate which each piece purchased.

All steel artefacts will be treated with preservative.

M J Series Spitfire M J 250 shown above

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 1)

The following pieces are relic's recovered from the crash site of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron by Dutch aviation archaeologists.

 As the flight approached Deelen airfield, he saw his chance to improve. A Bf 110 night-fighter was approaching the airfield, its nose bristling with radar aerials, and Page called 'Tally ho!' and led the flight down on it, picking up speed. 
   The Messerschmitt was from Stab./NJG 1, flown by Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Jabs, who had taken command of the Geschwader on 1st March. He already had 45 victories to his credit and had won the Ritterkreuz with Eichenlaub (Oak Leaves) on 24th March. He hadn't fought Spitfires since the heady days of 1940, but, warned by his gunner, he was ready for them.   The Spitfires were going far too fast for accurate shooting and as Jabs broke, they overshot.
One Spitfire swung into his gunsight and he took a snap shot, the heavy armament hitting Spitfire MJ170 flown by Pilot Officer R.B. Pullin, which went down in flames, too low for the pilot to bale out.  Reefing his Spitfire around, Flying Officer J.J. Caulton came back at Jabs head-on, felt cannon shells smacking into his aircraft and the engine stopped dead. He glided around and bellied MJ639 on the grass of Deelen airfield. Page, less headstrong, had curved around behind the 110 and now opened fire.  Jabs knew that he had no chance of escape, nosed down, and also belly-landed on Deelen airfield, where he met John Caulton. Geoffrey Page had one less German aircraft to hunt down

 More information about Deelan and airfield markers from Deelen can be found here.

Under is a Picture taken after the fight far left is Major jabs and third from the left is Flying Officer J.J. Caulton

Under is a letter given to Flying Officer J.J. Caulton it was a kind of order to the German troops to take care of him on a proper way during the transport to the Stalag (prisoner camp).

Under a picture of Spitfire M J 639 being inspected by major Jabs.

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 4)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

Battery connection

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 5)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

£25

        

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 6)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

£35

         

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 7)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

£25

      

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 12)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

 

Cowling fastener

£25

             

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 14)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

 

 

£25

                

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 18)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

 

£25

                       

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 19)

This is a relic of Spitfire MK IX MJ 170 132 Squadron

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Spitfire Mk IX MJ 170 (pg 2 relic nos 86)

Here we have a 20mm Cannon Shell Removed from the Wreckage of Spitfire MJ170

This is Presented on a Display Block

The Shell is Marked ST 43 20mm

This Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity with Information and the Story Behind MJ170

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 21)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

This piece is the locking mechanism from a fuel filter attached to the firewall.

£25

                            

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 22)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

I believe this piece to be the remains of an exhaust stub.

£25

                             

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 24)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

This is the remains the leading edge of one of the wings with the original paint.

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 25)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

20mm cannon shell link

£25

        

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 26)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

This is an easily identifiable piece its the face from the undercarriage indicator located on the main instrument panel of the Typhoon.

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 27)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

This is an piece of the airframe.

£25

        

 

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 28)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

This is a piece of the engine  casing

£25

        

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 29)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

This is a piece from the compass mounted inside the cockpit

£25

        

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 30)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

20mm cannon shell casing with the remains of a link attached dated 1944

£25

        

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 31)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

20mm cannon shell casing with the remains of a link attached dated 1944

Out of stock

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 32)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity.

20mm cannon shell casing with the remains of a link attached dated 1943 this one has exploded as a result of the crash.

£25

        

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Hawker Typhoon Relic  (pg 2 relic nos 33)

The following Typhoon relics were recovered by Dutch aviation archaeologists from a site at on the footpath/woodlands to heath nr the Bilderberg they have so far been unable to establish the aircrafts specific identity .

Stainless steel strap

£25

         

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The Stirling had 4 Bristol Hercules VI or XVI air cooled radial engines, each 1635 hp

Short Stirling head and piston from Arnhem (pg 2 relic nos 36)

Here is a cylinder head and piston purchased on our trip to Arnhem. The Stirling was used extensively during the Battle of Arnhem and this head was recovered by an aviation archaeologist from a crash site in the Arnhem area a great piece of history from a now extinct aircraft..

Always remembered as the first of the four engine bombers to join the RAF, the Stirling suffered from several design limitations which severely affected its performance and load-carrying capability. As a consequence, its service with Bomber Command was marred by heavy losses when used on operations alongside the higher-flying Halifax and Lancaster.

 As Bomber Command started operations in earnest over Germany towards the end of 1941, the lack of power severely limited the loads carried by Stirlings. On missions against long-range targets such as Italy or deep inside Germany, the Stirling was restricted to 3,500lbs of bombs (seven 500lb-ers) and could barely climb over the Alps during the flights to and from the targets. The design of the bomb-bay meant that the heaviest bomb that could be carried was the 2,000lb armour-piercing shell - the new 4,000lb High Capacity bomb being introduced was too big for the compartmentalised bay of the Stirling.

Some way to remedying the poor performance of the basic Stirling design with the introduction of the Mark III from the start of 1943, but still the aircraft suffered much higher losses than the other aircraft of the Main Force. Within five months of being introduced, 67 out of the 84 aircraft delivered had been lost to enemy action or written off after crashes. During the year, the Stirlings were gradually phased out of the Main Force and moved to less dangerous duties such as mine laying. Only one Stirling squadron served with the Pathfinders - No 7 - but the Stirling had been replaced by Lancaster by mid-1943.

By mid-1944 the Stirlings had found a new lease of life as troop-carriers or glider-tugs. The final Bomber Command operation was flown by No 149 Squadron against Le Havre on 8 September 1944.

The first Stirling used for Glider towage were Mk IV's, also a paratroopers hatch was made in the floor of the rear fuselage, a glider towing hook and a strop-guard to prevent static lines of parachutes to get entangled on the tail section were added. The Stirling transported gliders to Normandy, Arnhem and the Rhine. Paratroops, Containers and SOE agents were also dropped by the Mk IV.

The Stirling squadrons suffered heavy losses during Operation Market Garden. On 17 September 1944 No. 38 Group contained six Stirling squadrons, with a total of 112 aircraft. This entire force took part in the attack on Arnhem, carrying paratroops and towing gliders containing the 1st British Airborne Division.

The Stirlings were then heavily involved in the supply operation. Loses were heavy and most of the supplies failed to reach the British troops. Between 17 September and 24 September when the last supply mission ended, sixty-three Stirlings had been lost, 56% losses.

Short Stirling towing a glider.

£275

         

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Short Stirling head  from Arnhem (pg 2 relic nos 40)

Here is a cylinder head purchased on our trip to Arnhem. The Stirling was used extensively during the Battle of Arnhem and this head was recovered by an aviation archaeologist from a crash site in the Arnhem area a great piece of history from a now extinct aircraft..

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£175

         

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FW 190/BF 109 relic with fuel filter (pg 2 relic nos 37)

This is substantial relic with a fuel filter attached purchased on our trip to Arnhem. We are not sure whether its from a FW 190 or BF 109 as the fuel filter could have been from either aircraft, recovered by an aviation archaeologist from the Arnhem area this aircraft was almost certainly shot down during the Battle.

 

 

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£175

         

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FW 190 Arnhem relic (pg 2 relic nos 38)

This is a substantial piece of a FW 190,  shot down near the railroad bridge south of Arnhem during the Battle of Arnhem. Sep. 1944.. German  Pilot Richard Adler bailed out and was taken p.o.w. by the British.

The document under is a copy from the list of JG54 (grün herz ) it’s a kind of “missing man” list. Adler bailed out after his Fw-190 was shot down by a couple of Mustangs who both claimed  the victory. Adler was taken P.O.W. by the British when he tried  to escape by foot direction Nijmegen.

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  Purchased on our trip to Arnhem from the aviation archaeologist who recovered the piece.

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BF 110 radio antenna insulator (pg 2 relic nos 39)

This is very rare areal antenna insulator from BF 110 purchased on our trip to Arnhem.  recovered by an aviation archaeologist from the Arnhem area this aircraft was could have been shot down during the Battle or as a night fighter as this area was a major route for allied bombers on their way to targets in Germany.

Seen under the position of this part in the BF 110

Below the night fighter version of the BF 110 with radar equipment.

£155

         

  The following pieces are relic's recovered from the crash site of Seafire MK III NN618  718 Squadron

This aircraft had a short career it was built at the end of the War 1-2-1945 and was used as a training aircraft at Yeovilton naval air base in Somerset and crashed on the 20-06-1945 during a training flight 2 miles North East of Wincanton. The pilot was thrown clear but was killed.

We purchased this and other parts direct from the licence holder who excavated the aircraft. None of this aircraft has been released for sale any where else, the previous owner who has excavated several aircraft over many years is now selling his collection to finance other projects.

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 40)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 Piece of the Merlin 55 Engine

£25

      

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 41)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

pieces from the pilot seat

£25

      

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 42)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Piece of the Merlin 55 Engine

£25

      

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 43)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Piece of the Merlin 55 Engine

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 44)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 Bottom of a Flare Gun Cartridge

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 Spinner back plate (pg 2 relic nos 45)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 This is a substantial piece the spinner back plate

£65

       

 

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 46)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 47)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Piece From the Merlin 55 Engine

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 48)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 49)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 Battery Terminal

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 50)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 51)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 52)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 53)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 54)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 55)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Parts of the Directional Indicator

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 56)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 57)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 58)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

This has a Part Number 30008

This Means it is form the Bottom Outer Main Plane

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 59)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

section of the cowling

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 60)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 61)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

battery connector

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 62)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 63)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 battery connector

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 64)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Remains of the Gun Button from the Spade Grip

 

£50

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 65)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 66)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Aircraft Skinning

N/A

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 67)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 68)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 69)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 70)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Perspex From the Canopy

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 71)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Battery Terminal

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 72)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Radio Plug

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 73)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 74)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Fuse Box

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 75)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 76)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 77)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 78)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 Bottom from a Flare Gun Cartridge

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 79)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 80)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Appears to be a warning light.

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 81)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 pieces of the armoured  windscreen

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 82)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

 Pieces of the Perspex Canopy

£25

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 83)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

capillary from one of the instruments

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 84)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

Part of the Harness

£15

       

 

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Seafire Mk.III NN618 (pg 2 relic nos 85)

This is a Relic from Seafire NN618

£15

       

 

 

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