WW2 German Messerschmitt MAIN Data Plate Me109 G1 – JG53 – AFRIKA – RARE


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You are bidding on an EXTREMELY RARE and 100% original WW2 German Luftwaffe Bf 109 G1 MAIN Data Plate!  Recovered from a wartime wrecksite in Africa, this tag was the main data tag located on the port side of the aircraft, just in front of the cockpit!


Me109 G-1/, W.Nr. XXXXX in a VERY RARE bird, as only 167 G-1 models came off teh assembly line.  The G-1 was the first PRESSURIZED version of the Me109, and this specific aircraft was assigned to JG53 , found as derelict in Tunisia (Africa) by the British RAF.


Made of aluminum, this is a VERY RARE piece and was found at the wrecksite.  It is the later smaller type, featuring the Manufacture Code “bop” (Messerschmitt AG), Model, Build Date, and Werk Number).  Though there is some slight corrosion, all markings are VERY legible.  There is one number missing (due to corrosion) from the werk umber block, but as only two G-1’s were found by British troops, it is 100% identifiable.  I have indicated it’s location in the last photo.  A VERY RARE item, it would make a SUPERB addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!



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——————- PAYMENT —————–

Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment, however due to the time involved, high costs of packing material, and gas, I do add an additional cost for shipping/handling.



——————- SHIPPING —————–

My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.



——————- TERMS OF SALE —————–

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.



——————- ABOUT ME —————–

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.


——————- COPYRIGHT —————–

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