The Airplane Mechanic, also known as the German Mechanic and Enemy Boxer, was preparing a German flying wing cargo plane for take-off when he noticed Indy trying to retrive the Ark. He then attempted to stop Indiana Jones from retrieving the Ark.


He easily outmatched Jones, although ironically he unintentionally saved the archaeologist's life at one point, when the Flying Wing's pilot was about to shoot Jones, the mechanic unknowingly stepped in between Jones and the pilot, so the pilot held his fire. As he got the upper hand of the fight, the mechanic ordered the archaeologist to fight back, unaware that the rotating plane was drawing the propellers closer to him. Bemused when Jones ducked for safety, the mechanic turned just in time to see why before he was caught in the blades and met his end.