What is the best Aviation item you have every bough or acquired ?

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I think mine was a Lufftwaffe Officers peaked cap, I bought in the late 1960s, and still have somewhere in the loft.

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Erm……………………..in the loft????? not the best place for it!

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Recently acquired an engine spares box from the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. Okay its Naval but with a hint of aviation.....

Unfortunately the 109T's and folding wing Ju87's never arrived as Rader and Goering had a tiff.  Perhaps I can count when Gibson and 106 Sqdn Lancasters tried to bomb her as aviation.

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ISTR that some of the 109T's were used for 'Wilde Sau' night fighter ops.

Sounds like an interesting spares box FarlamA - got a pic ??

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I recovered a data plate from Sgt. Ward's Wellington L7818 back in the 1980's. It was the best find ever. Donated it to the RNZAF museum a few years ago.

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Bazv - as requested pics of the spares box -for the piston rings for the MAN diesel generators used for in port electrical generation. Confirmed by MAN archive with the shipping confirmation documents to Deutsche Werk at Kiel - just after Adolf had launched her.

I also have a section of Malay teak from the Tirpitz deck - with a plaque on it from Mayor of Tromso to 617 Sqdn.

 

 

 

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Nice find FarlamA  😊

Thanks for posting pics.

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Think mine are a Comet poster with several autographs of DH fame and a document discussing the Avro Arrow two engine installation.   

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Fieseler Fi103 R4 Reichenberg piloted flying bomb now on display at the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum at Headcorn Kent.

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And it was free with the comment "take it away before it gets scrapped!"

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Wonderful, and that magic word 'Free'. Well done. 

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Tough Question

I guess this would be high on my list - my 1969 Glasflugel Libelle 201b which I flew 1989 - 1992  a lovely little glider to fly,usually based at Old Sarum but this pic  at Rivar Hill/Shalbourne Wilts in june 1990 (big airshow at Boscombe Down meant we could not fly from O.S)

 

https://i.imgur.com/KqqqFO4.jpg

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So many things that I could not choose one thing, but I will keep thinking.

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I aquired an original example of the Dinky Toy diecast model of the Maia Composite aircraft, upon the death of my father.

He remembered seeing the real thing, taking-off from the River Tay, when he skived off school.

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I aquired an original example of the Dinky Toy diecast model of the Maia Composite aircraft, upon the death of my father. It is still in its original boxing.

He remembered seeing the real thing, taking-off from the River Tay, when he skived off school.

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Hi

    I suppose out of the many items over the years

an argentinian pucara bomb fusing panel and tacho  from the falklands

or a ww2 1:48 brass trench art whirlwind with a base made from a 20mm shell and RAF button

 

cheers

   jerry 

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A model that was made from the second prototype Vulcan VX777 when she had a wing modification in the 1950s.

Its 777 in her original configuration with a true delta wing. 

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The original sign from Bentley Priory as seen in my profile; yes amazingly it's still there!

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Lincoln instrument panel I reckon...

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An original letter from Amy Mollison which I had framed and gave to my female flying instructor as a thankyou gift.