Original German WWII Captured French Navigational Vion Type HA 82 Compass with Bring Back Certificate

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice example of a Navigational Compass as used in aircraft of France during WWII.  The compass is marked on the side Compas VION type H.A. 82. Brevete S.G.D.G. it reads  rests in its original wooden box with leather strap. The compass is affixed to a mounting bracket, which could be attached to either a vertical or horizontal surface of the aircraft. Small levers on either on either side of the round vibration mounts tighten and release the security of the grip of the mount to the compass body. The compass has a adjustable mount for a glass prism that permitted reading of the compass from an angle without having to view from directly overhead. It has an electrical light fixture which is missing the bulb. The liquid has since evaporated, leaving witness marks on the inner glass. The compass body can be released to turn in its cradle.

The stencil on the box reads Compas VION Navigation H.A. 82. Brevete S.G.D.G. Rose 82m/m. This appears to be the diameter of the compass card, or 'rose', at 82mm.

The compass body measures 4.5 inches diameter and 3.5 inches deep.  The box is 10 inches wide, 7 inches in height, and 8 inches in depth.
Included with this compass is an original April 1945 dated USGI bring back certificate which mentions this compass as a GERMAN COMPASS along with other German navigational instruments. According to the original owner this compass was being used by the German Navy when it was captured. The certificate has been laminated to preserve it.
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