Japanese Military Aircraft, fragment from

Country
Japan
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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.
Classification
CH classification MILITARY
Production place
Measurements
L150 x W65 x H110 mm
Media/Materials description
Metal (inderminate), paint
History and use
Fragment from of a Japanese military aircraft shot down during the Second World War. It was sent to the Chemical Laboratory at the Ipswich Railway Workshops for analysis and identification of the metal alloy used. The drill holes indicate where samples of the metal were taken.
Registration number
R5759

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