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Object details

Category
Vehicles, aircraft and ships
Related period
Second World War (association)
Creator
RAF Medmenham
Materials

whole: wood

whole: plaster

Dimensions

whole: Depth 783 mm, Height 127 mm, Width 900 mm

Catalogue number
MOD 228

Object associations

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