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      LOT 3592
World War I German Aircraft Fabric - This
cut-away segment of German aircraft fabric
prominently features the cross insignia used by
the Luftstreitkraefte of Imperial Germany in World
War I on a lozenge camouflage background. In
the lower right corner is “Fok.,” the designation for
famed aircraft manufacturer Fokker. The fabric is
noted as coming off a Fokker D.VII, a German World
War I fighter aircraft often cited as one of the finest
fighters of the war. The D.VII first appeared over the
Western Front in April 1918 and quickly became
a feared and respected opponent by the Allies. Although the fighter had a short service life, D.VII pilots are credited with shooting down 565 enemy aircraft. Several German aces, including future Chief of the Luftwaffe Herman Goring, flew the D.VII. The fabric is in a 43 3/4 x 31 3/4 inch double sided frame.
CONDITION: Very good with a few small tears and much of the cross insignia remaining. A classic piece of World War I aviation memorabilia.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
  LOT 3593
World War I German Gotha G.V Bomber Fabric - This section of aircraft fabric was used on a World War I German Gotha G.V heavy bomber. The menacing bomber measured
over 40 feet in length, with a wingspan over 77 feet long and standing 14 feet tall. The Gotha was primarily used in a night bomber role and accounted for 83 tons of ordnance dropped
on England. The Gotha bombing raids were a precursor to the strategic bombing campaigns that defined the next world war. The fabric prominently features the cross insignia used
by the Luftstreitkraefte of Imperial Germany
in World War I centered over a roundel used
by the French Air Force. This unusual German roundel is seen on the fuselage of the Gotha bomber Fdh. GIIIa Daim 1056 (photo of the bomber is included). The section of fabric is in a 40 1/2 x 37 1/2 inch double sided frame. CONDITION: Very good retaining half of the original paint. A very unusual roundel used on Imperial Germany’s famed
Gotha heavy bomber.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3595
Fantastic World War II Luftwaffe LKpS101 Summer Flight Helmet - The LKpS101 summer flight helmet was introduced in 1938 and featured improved electronics over the earlier LKpW100 and S100 series. The flight helmet has a Siemens data label. It is constructed from tan cloth, is lined in
silk, and has leather receiver cups with receiver. Includes goggles, an oxygen mask, and a throat microphone. The throat mic is marked “Mi4b” and “Ln26779-
2.” The plug is marked
“”BLK v F 127560.” CONDITION: Very fine overall as a complete Luftwaffe flight helmet rig which displays nicely, showing minimal wear. The rare oxygen mask remains supple and would
be hard to improve upon. This is a museum quality Luftwaffe flight helmet rig! Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
  LOT 3594
Attractive World War I Era W.D. Oddy & Co. Propeller - This
World War I era propeller was made by W.D. Oddy & Co. and is of laminated
construction with olive green painted cloth covered blades with brass tips. The hub is
marked on either side “AD645/LEFT HAND/140HP HISPANO-/SUIZA/D2740/P1490/2208”. The propeller measures 109 inches. W.D. Oddy & Co. had a deep history in the aviation field as the main supplier of propellers for the British aviation pioneer Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company. The Hispano Suiza engines, though designed in Spain, was commonly used in British aircraft and eventually copied in several different European countries to fit the needs of the blossoming military aviation field.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of the varnish on the wood and 75% green paint on the cloth covered portion. Both blades have clear logos remaining. W.D. Oddy & Co. helped push English aviation to new heights, this is your chance to own an attractive part of that history!
316 Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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