You are bidding on a SUPERB relic example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Luftwaffe Me109 Kopfschutz Head Armour (Galland Panzer), 109.139-001, as only used ONLY in the Me109 F thru K series fighter aircraft! Recovered from the wreck of a late-war Me109 G or K, however I do not have any specific history.
The Galland Panzer was “invented” in 1941 by Adolf Galland and his mechanic. He was unsatisfied with the rear view visibility on the Me109, so he ordered his mechanic to make him a transparent armored headrest. It eventually become a field modification as early as November 1942 for all Me109, and fitted at factory level as standard equipoment in 1944-1945 in the Me109 G10 and K-4.This original armour plating protected the pilot from anti-aircraft fire, Flak, and MG rounds coming from enemy aircraft. It was located right behind the pilots head, mounted into the main canopy.
Made of thick steel and armored glass, this Me109 Head Armour Assembly is in SUPERB relic condition! Recovered shortly after the crash, it does have some bends from impact, however, there is NO surface corrosion or pitting! The AMAZING feature is that the original armored glass is still intacts! Shows some cracks and what appears to be a small calibre pullet strike. Should clean up quite well! The lower armor has a bend in it from when it was torn from the upper half during impact (could be fixed in a press)…and as such, the bolts were replaced with new temporary ones. More accurate bolts could be found if one wished to replace them. Still displays quite well, regardless. It was mounted directly above the pilot’s head to protect him from any bullets or flak. Would be a PERFECT candidate for restoration or repair! I have referenced it’s location in the last photo. Would make an EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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