Swastika Kill Panel. Possibly US P40 Relic.

Swastika Kill Panel. Possibly US P40 Relic.

Code: 10083

£650.00 Approx $894.09, €761.12, £650
 

Measuring approximately 320mm x 120mm this section of fuselage panel shows the remains of three black hand painted Swastikas on a sand coloured background.
Research suggests this is perhaps from a US fighter, possibly a Curtis P-40 but in truth it could be from any US fighter presumably operating in the North African theatre. Measurement of the aluminium gauge rules out a British aircraft and I am told the recessed rivet holes and shade of the primer on the inside, also support the US theory. Coupled with that the uncranked Swastika was very much an American practice.
As with everything I offer, this panel is guaranteed original and has some interesting history of ownership which I can pass to the buyer