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Old 9th December 2018, 23:25
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A beautiful piece of wing to identify

Hi Gents

a friend of a friend found this part in the North East of Toulouse, south west of France.

Unfortunately, no date, no background;

This looks very to a flap, but the position of the swastika puzzles me and I have problems to identify the aircraft type.

Can you shed some light on this ??....

Thanks

GC
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Old 9th December 2018, 23:56
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

Highly questionable. I would doubt the authenticity of this.
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Old 10th December 2018, 08:51
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

Photo n.4 probably is from Ju 88 landing gear
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Old 10th December 2018, 10:15
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

JU88 would make sense, several crashed in the Toulouse area,

but the position of the Swastika on this part does not match.

the mystery remains.

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Old 10th December 2018, 15:42
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

It is not a Swastika, it is the Iron Cross. The national insignia. Look all over the part with a magnification glass for numbers and letters that are engraved into the metal.
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Old 10th December 2018, 17:08
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

Well, looks more of an access panel or door, not a control surface. Interior looks to be constructed more as a mounting for something and, I think there are a lot of pop-rivets in that interior structure? The two hinges would likely have part numbers cast into them if German WW2. Cheers

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Old 10th December 2018, 17:15
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

Not named Iron Cross. Balkenkreuz. In different forms since 1918.
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Old 10th December 2018, 22:38
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

New information: the owner of this part send me these pictures where you can see the marking carved in metal :

LU593 120

And on the nuts : "L C"

A good clue ?

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Old 10th December 2018, 22:46
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

Cher Gilles,

Could it be from a Laté 298? Some were eventually captured at Toulouse and put to fly under the Luftwaffe.

LC = Latécoère ??

And this particular wing seems to have a narrow chord if the Balkenkreuz is original (and for me it looks so).

Maybe some friends can list Laté 298 losses nearby Toulouse for us...

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Old 10th December 2018, 22:48
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Re: A beautiful piece of wing to identify

http://www.histaviation.com/Latecoere__298.html
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