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Aeroplane Wing Strut - Friedrichshafen GIII, 1918 Object Reg. No: ST 014740

Summary:
Section of the wooden inner interplane strut from a German Air Service Friedrichshafen bomber. Removed by 1AM Harold P. Wood who was serving as a mechanic with No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. The Squadron was based at Bickendorf airfield near Cologne in Germany between December 1918 and March 1919 with the British Army of Occupation. A number of large German bombers where found at Bickendorf and this strut is believed to come from a Friedrichshafen GIII which was present. Painted in a dull grey with remains of a stencil letter in red.
Description:
Section of the wooden inner interplane strut from a German Air Service Friedrichshafen bomber.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Harold Wood, 1923
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 170 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: bombers, military aircraft components, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Harold P. Wood Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - wing structures
Inscriptions: Partial stencil in red "/1"
Model Name/Number: GIII
Manufacturer: F.F. Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen, Bodensee, Württemberg, Germany, circa 1917
Place & Date Collected: Cologne, Germany, 1918-1919
Other Association (See Comments): Mr Harold Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1918-1919

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