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Upper Wing Rib - Rumpler, Lt Stanislaus Nunan, 1918 Object Reg. No: ST 014190

Summary:
Wooden rib from the upper wing of a German Rumpler biplane. Consists of a 3-ply web with oval lightening holes and includes sections of two wing spars. Obtained in Palestine during the First World War by Lieutenant S.A. Nunan and presented to the Museum by his brother Paul in 1922. Lt Stanislaus Acton Nunan of Melbourne served with No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps in Palestine as a pilot from March 1918 after transferring from the AIF engineers. He was killed in a motorcycle accident at Aspendale racecourse on 10 December 1921. He had been a partner in the motorcycle import and repair business, Clarke & Nunan and a well-known local motorcycle racer before and after the war.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lieutenant S. Nunan, 1922
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1690 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplane components, military aircraft components, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - wing structures
Manufacturer (Probable): Rumpler Werke GMBH, 1917
Date Used: Palestine, 1917

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