Original WWII U.S. Aircraft Instrument Set - Recognition Light Control Assembly - Paratrooper Jump Signal - Pilot Direction Indicator
Original Items: Only one set available. This is a very nice lot of three different aircraft instruments that were used during World War Two.
The first Instrument is a Recognition Light Control Assembly that appeared in a number of US Army Air Force aircraft of WW2, including the P-40N Thunderbolt Fighter and the P-61 Black Widow Night Fighter. The toggles do flip and the keying switch still has its spring action. It is In very nice condition for its age and has the original manufacturing sticker on it. It was made by Standard Aircraft Products Inc. made in Dayton, Ohio.
The second instrument is a very rare World War II paratrooper jump signal, as used in the C-47 (and other similar aircraft) for paratrooper operations. These were typically located in the cockpit area to inform the pilot of the status of the jump, but some believe they were also located above the door on some planes. The sticker has not been well preserved but the logo tells us that this example was created by "STANDARD AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS, INC," a company based in Dayton, Ohio.
The last instrument is a pilot direction indicator, or PDI. This is an aircraft instrument used by bombardiers to direct pilots to the proper location to drop bombs. In aircraft where the pilot and bombardier are physically separated and cannot easily see each other, the PDI is used. The Norden bombsight was originally designed with the idea of automatically directing a PDI and thereby simplifying the bombardier's task. It is in really good shape and was made by Roller-Smith Co. located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
This nice set of WWII aircraft instruments are wonderful for display!
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