Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Need help identifying piece of German WWII aircraft - FEELER

Article about: Hello, I've had this in my collection for a while and was curious if anyone can help identify what aircraft this part came from. Its made of thin laminated wood. My guess is a glider of some

  1. #11

    Default

    It may even be a section of a ply glider fuselage as these types of aircraft were very prevalent with-in the TR. Many aviation clubs and organizations existed during this period and were mainly flying gliders.
    Worth a look

    All the best
    Dave

  2. #12

    Default

    My 2 cents in this issue! It kinda looks like a modern spray paint!

    I've painted a lot of surfaces and i've seen how the paint fades on the borders of the shape!! Also there is no white outline on the shape... It looks like someone painted that on a piece of pressed wood to make it pass as a plane part!

    I'm far from expert on these things but something doesn't quiet feel right!

  3. #13

    Default

    Thanks guys. Your opinions are appreciated. This was purchased at a military collectible sale from a reputable auction house in the New England area back in the early 80s. I was told it was part of a glider. There's no doubt that this is authentic! I just wanted to know what kind of Airplane it came from.

  4. #14
    ?

    Default

    Could be part of a Gotha GO 242, the tail section was timber/plywood construction, and the hakenkreuz looks about the same size on this photo.

    Name:  images.jpg
Views: 208
Size:  7.7 KB

  5. #15
    ?

    Default

    Quote by mclenrd View Post
    Thanks guys. Your opinions are appreciated. This was purchased at a military collectible sale from a reputable auction house in the New England area back in the early 80s. I was told it was part of a glider. There's no doubt that this is authentic! I just wanted to know what kind of Airplane it came from.
    Except that people have been faking things forever, and most auction houses are just venues for sellers; save for places like Christies, they rarely have serious experts to evaluate and authenticate things- they just repeat what the seller tells them. In this case if all that was ever claimed was it was a part of a glider, it's clear they didn't research it or the identity would be specific. The unfortunate fact is that is there's no proof it's authentic- not that there's no doubt of it. It's too bad the photo doesn't show anything useful like a glider in that pile of bits- then there'd be a place to start.

    On the plus side, it's not just a bit of plywood- it has the remains of connections on the reverse; that's what you'd expect of an aircraft since this is just skin- it had to be attached to ribs and reinforcements on the inside. Of course someone making a fake could realize that and just add them; or use a bit of plywood that had once been part of something and had remains of attachments on the back, realizing it made the piece look more realisitc. It's torn quite dramatically, which fits with it being removed from an aircraft tail. There's also nothing odd about it being sprayed- aircraft markings were largely sprayed on; and it's the late war subuded form of marking, which is quite reasonable.

    The size, as Dan points out, is an important- it can be helpful in finding a likely candidate; the Go242 is a great place to start. The most useful thing would actually be to match the internals to the remains on the reverse- that's something I would doubt too many fakers would bother with way back then. It's still not a guarantee, but it'd be the most compelling evidence. Unfortunately, it might be tough to find though...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

  6. #16

    Default

    Unfortunately, it might be tough to find though... Quote.

    Your not wrong there Matt, there's only the scant remains of two left. The skeletonised tubular cockpit section of one in Vercors, France, and a similar conditioned frame that goes back to just past the trailing edge of where the wings would be if still connected, at the Tecknik & Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr Museum in Berlin. So unfortunately nothing to go on there. The only hope is original plans, and that's unlikely, even assuming it's a Go-224 in the first place. It's just to big an ask methinks....

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  7. #17

  8. #18

    Default

    Hello all, It is 100% from a late war ME-109. WWII Germany did have spray paint. Size, Ribs, Glue used on ribs match up with other originals. Unless they are all faked? That could be also.

  9. #19

    Default

    It does strike me as 109 as well. If fake a very good one.

  10. #20

    Default

    Quote by carleton View Post
    Hello all, It is 100% from a late war ME-109. WWII Germany did have spray paint. Size, Ribs, Glue used on ribs match up with other originals. Unless they are all faked? That could be also.
    While it is true that the last variants of the 109 had plywood in the tail unit, ALL the ones I have seen images of had the hakenkreuz outlined in white ........
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help! Identifying this unusual Nazi piece

    In Art - Decor - Exotica of the Third Reich
    06-06-2012, 07:51 AM
  2. 10-03-2011, 07:24 PM
  3. Need Help Identifying This Piece: NSDAP Door Plaque?

    In Art - Decor - Exotica of the Third Reich
    06-19-2010, 09:32 AM
  4. need help identifying this piece

    In Battlefield history and relics
    08-22-2009, 07:25 PM
  5. Piece of an aircraft or rusting chunk of rubbish ?

    In Battlefield history and relics
    04-24-2009, 10:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •