Original German WWII Luftwaffe Bomber Navigational Octant with Averaging Device in Case - Fl. 23750
Original Items: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of a German WWII Luftwaffe Libellen - Oktant mit Mittlungseinrichtung (Spirit Level - Octant with Averaging Device), complete with its original aluminum transit chest. An octant is a sight navigation device used during bombing runs to help keep an accurate course.
There is a data plate on the octant, however the maker is not marked, and may have been removed post war. It does show the Gerät-Nr. (Device Number) 127-134 B-2 and Werk-Nr. (Plant Number) 82117, as well as the Luftwaffe designation for this device, Fl. 23750. It comes with the original eyepiece, as well as several different attachments, and a power adapter for connecting to the bombers electrical system. The spots for the spare bulbs are unfortunately empty.
The original aluminum transit chest is in very good condition, and measures 13" x 9 1/2" x 6". It still closes correctly, and all of the internal compartments and padding seem to be intact. Most of the original dark Luftwaffe blue gray crinkle paint is intact, making this a very impressive display piece. We do not know if it still functions, as we have no way to test it.
A wonderful piece of German aviation history, ready to display!
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