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Article about: Does anyone have any idea what this disc can be from. I found this in the forest near Bielefeld in Germany a few years ago. It looks like a disc from part of an aircraft

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    Does anyone have any idea what this disc can be from. I found this in the forest near Bielefeld in Germany a few years ago.
    It looks like a disc from part of an aircraft
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    The He 51 was the first fighter-plane of the Luftwaffe, a Bi-Plane...
    Glenn
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    Thanks for the info Glenn.
    I found it with my metal detector but in the same area of the forest i found nothing else except this disc which was unusual

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    It's the Manufacturer's Tag of the Aircraft listing the Serial-Number, etc...I believe these can be researched, but that's out of my expertise...
    No old Fliegerhorst in the area? I speculate this tag may have been attached to a crate of spare parts for this particular aircraft...(?)
    cheers, Glenn

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    Hi Glenn Plenty Army Barracks in Bielefeld but GŁtersloh and Detmold were the nearest Luftwaffe bases that i know of in the area.
    If it can be researched then i will definately look into it a bit further.
    Many thanks

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    nice find.

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    wonder if it fell off the plane mid flight?

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    The He 51 was the first fighter-plane of the Luftwaffe, a Bi-Plane...
    Glenn
    I note that the tag is also marked for the Arado Ar 68 which was the relatively disappointing replacement for the He 51. So the part, whatever it was, must have been compatible to both. Maybe regarding the BMW V1 engine that both aircraft shared as this is inscribed on the tag?

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    Arado Ar68

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    BMW V1 inline liquid cooled engine.

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

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