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Registration Number: R5759

Name or Title: Japanese Military Aircraft, fragment from

Classification: CH classification MILITARY

Brief Description: Fragment taken from a Japanese military aircraft shot down during World War II. Dark green paint with exposed metal and fractures. Evidence of drill holes to extract metal shavings for laboratory analysis.

Collection: Social History

Production Place: Japan

Materials: Metal (inderminate), paint

Measurement : L150 x W65 x H110 mm

History and Use: This fragment of a Japanese military aircraft shot down during World War II was sent to the Chemical Laboratory at Ipswich Railway Workshops for analysis and identification of the metal alloy used. The holes across the piece indicate where samples of the metal were taken.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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