1944 North-American P51D "Mustang" American fighter engine valve.
This unique piece is a sodium cooled exhaust valve, from the legendary Rolls-Royce / Packard "Merlin" V12 -1650 engine, which powered an US Army Air Force Mustang, based in Sussex, Great-Britain, during 1944 spring.
It is displayed in a polished hiduminium block, fitted on a crystal base.
On a polished hiduminium plate is finely engraved:
North-American MUSTANG P51 D
Rolls-Royce / Packard "Merlin"
V 1650 Exhaust Valve - 1944
Dimensions: L x w x h = 13 x 9 x 10 cm
The P51D "Mustang" is the most famous World War 2 allied fighter, and the Rolls-Royce "Merlin" engine, the best aero engine of its time.
The legendary "Spitfire", as the"Hurricane", and many other famous warbirds, were powered by this engine...
An historical piece !