A Paddle Blade from a World War II Messerschmitt BF109 German fighter aircraft. An original piece of aero salvage and a rare item.
See additional photos of the blade in original paint finish. The numbers you see here are replicated in the stamped marks found underneath.
Our BF109 Propeller Blade has seen some WWII action and has bullet marks as evidence.
The Messerschmitt BF109 fighter was the backbone of the Luftwaffe during World War 2. Designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser in the early 1930s. Ironically, the prototype was tested with Rolls-Royce Kestrel engines! The BF109 was also used during the Spanish Civil war. During WWII the top three German fighter aces claimed to have 928 victories between them while flying the BF109...
In total 33,984 were built and after Nazi Germany's defeat, Willy Messerschmitt spent time in prison for employing Slave labour in his Bavarian factories. This propeller blade is a piece of history and really does have a story to tell...how did the bullet marks get there...how did that dog fight end?
The aluminium has been highly polished.
Mounted on a steel plate which has been powder-coated silver and a smaller stepped disc made of black polished granite.
Size - overall height 154cm
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