Aircraft Parts and Relics
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RAF / RCAF Morse code aircraft identification transmitter switchbox No. 2 Mk III. 5C/372
Transmitter for aircraft identification, it sends out a steady signal or can be overridden to tap out a Morse code message. Perfect condition and appears to be fully-functioning, hinged on left to open and printed instructions are inside. A rare item that saved many lives!
$125 / £95 / €112 email to secure this item
Reflector Gunsight Glass from Spitfire flown by RAF Polish Ace Jan Falkowski with letters of provenance from Falkowski.
Fantastic piece of history! This is the glass oval from the reflector gusight in a Spitfire flown by RAF Polish Ace and Battle of Britain pilot Jan Falkowski, complete with provenance including personal letters from Falkowski concernng the glass and all original packing material. The glass had been broken and he wanted to replace it, so a well known historian arranged for a replacement piece in exchange for the original pieces. These pieces have been rassembled carefully (like a jigsaw puzzle) though one small piece is missing. Imagine what Falkowski saw through this glass! I have it displayed in a small shadow box (it looks great) but it will be removed and carefully packed for shipping. This lot includes multiple original signatures. I will also send buyer more photos i electronic form. Falkowski flew with 32 squadron in the Battle of Britain, then the famed 303 squadron among others, finally commanding the 3rd Polish Wiing. He received the DFC and top Polish awards and ended the war as a POW. He moved to Canada after the war and ran a flying school.
$500 / £385 / €450 email to secure this item
Pacific war aircraft relic 3. Piece of shrapnel from a bombing raid by a Japanese "Betty" bomber.
From the same collection as the two relics listed above, and with a note signed by the same veteran, a small piece of shrapnel, 3" long, gathered after a bombing raid on American ships during the invasion of Okinawa. Though small this is dense and heavy so is probably a piece of the bomb casing designed to inflict maximum injury. An interesting relic well worth researching and displaying in a Pacific War collection.
£38 / $50 / €43 email to secure this item