Aircraft Parts and Relics

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German Luftwaffe auto canon shell (inert) as fired from flak guns and canon fitted in Messerschmitt Bf109 aircraft.

 

Very rare to find these on the loose. Original but inert casing and projectile for 20mm German Auto Cannon. Used on Bf109s and Flak Guns. Nicely marked on the base and offered in very good condition. 200mm  (8") in length.
The Flak 30 (Flugabwehrkanone 30) and improved Flak 38 were 20 mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II. It was not only the primary German light anti-aircraft gun, but by far the most widely produced German artillery piece of the war. A variety of models were built, notably the Flakvierling 38 which combined four Flak 38 autocannons on a single carriage. Shows wear and some pittog and has been lacquered for display. Great item.
 

$120 / £85 / €102

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German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

German Luftwaffe 28mm aircraft canon shell (inert)

M-81 A-1 40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert) dated 1945.

 

40mm x 160mm inert anti-aircraft shell and projectile (inert) as used in US Army anti-aircraft guns. Light artillery projectile in excellent condition. 

$75 / £55 / €65

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40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

40mm anti-aircraft projectile (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert) as used on most AAF aircraft machine guns, fighters and bombers.

 

Lovely example of the type of round fired from the majority of AAF fighter and bomber aircraft in WWII. Brass shell case with copper clad projectile, Total length 5.5" (140mm). Great condition. Inert. .50 calibre machine guns were fitted to P-38, P-51, P-47 and other fighters and all turrets on B-17, B-25, B-24 bombers etc.

$40 / £30 / €35

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.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

.50 calibre machine gun round (inert)

RAF demonstration instrument panel with working lights and all original Air Ministry instruments and switches.

 

A work of art as much as anything, this fantasy partial panel is based on instruments you would find in a Spitfire, as well as other RAF aircraft. Handmade by a US veteran who does this as a hobby it is made from from maple wood and beautifully finished with orange shellac. It is fully wired and includes a 120v cord and plug so it will plug into any household outlet. The cockpit light, mounted top front, has a dimmer switch included. All instruments and switches are authentic WWII RAF issue with correct Air Ministry markings. A wonderful conversation piece.

$500 / £365 / €420

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RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

IMG_6964RAF demonstration instrument panel

IMG_6964RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

RAF demonstration instrument panel

AAF B-17/B-24 ball turret "clock position" indicator.

 

Rare and unissued/unused AAF ball turret position indicator used in both the B-17 and B-24 heavy bombers.  There was precious little space inside a ball turret, and gunners were almost constantly disorientated. This gauge,  which was close to the gunners feet, showed his position on the clock - so that when the pilot said "bandit at 4 o'clock" the gunner would manoeuvre the turret till the guns pointed towards the 4 o'clock position.  A very hard to find AAF aircraft instrument. 
 

$250 / £185 / €212

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AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

AAF B-17 ball turret position indicator

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

 

Similar function as the position indicator above, this was used in the gun turrets of RAF heavy bombers such as the Wellington, Lancaster, Halifax and Stirling. It gave the rotation of the turret, from left to right, in degrees. Instruments other than those found in the cockpit tend to be more difficult to find.
 

$100 / £75 / €85

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RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Heavy bomber gun turret position indicator.

RAF Air Temperature Gauge

Mk II believed to be from a Lancaster.

 

Mk II Temperature Gauge from a Lancaster bomber, used to measuring the outside air temperature in degrees Centigrade (or Celsius).  2.75"  (6.5cm) diameter and in good condition, well marked and with clean, crisp A-crown-M engraved to back. About 1.5" of original cable attached.

$85 / £60 / €70

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RAF Air Temperature Gauge believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF Air Temperature Gauge believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF Air Temperature Gauge believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF Air Temperature Gauge believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF Air Temperature Gauge believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF Air Temperature Gauge believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster.

 

RAF Fuel Gauge from a Lancaster bomber. Gauge indicates available fuel remaining in Tank No.2.  2.5" in diameter and 3" deep (6.5cm x  8cm) in very good condition. Well marked including patent information moulded into plastic on back.  I can only imagine how many hours RAF pilots and flight engineers stared at this on the return journey from a mission over Germany.

$120 / £85 / €100

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RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft Fuel Gauge, believed to be from a Lancaster

RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel.

Porcelain enamel and brass  toggle switch; 5 amp, 250 volts.  Used on many pre-war and early wartime aircraft. Made by Sperryn and in excellent condition. A real work of art - and could easily be converted to use as a lightswitch or similar!

$65 / £35 / €45 

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RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel

RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel

RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel

RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel

RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel

RAF aircraft electrical switch, brass and enamel

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2.

Used on later Marks of Spitfire, as well as Mustangs, Hurricanes, Corsairs, Thunderbolts,  Typhoons, Tempests, Mosquitoes and numerous other aircraft, both during and after the war. It also saw use in early jets such as the Meteor, Vampire, P-80, F-86 and F-100.  the Mk 2 Gyro Gunsight was considered an improvement over the Reflector gunsight used in the Battle of Britain.  This is the film recording unit which plugs in to the Gyro Gun Sight Mk 2 and still has a film cartridge installed (no guarantees if it has been used or if the images would be any good!). Nonetheless a great piece for display with a Gyro Gun Sight and in very good condition, well marked.

$95 / £70 / €80  

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RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

RAF Gyro Gunsight Camera Recorder Mk2

USN aircraft data plate for WWII N-3N trainer aircraft.

 

Interesting aircraft date plate for an N-3N primary trainer, used throughout WWII, showing a modification to the right hand stabilizer at Norfolk Naval Air Station. Great condition, with obvious wear but retaining zinc oxide green paint to rear surface.

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USN aircraft data plate for N-3N trainer aircraft

USN aircraft data plate for N-3N trainer aircraft

USN aircraft data plate for N-3N trainer aircraft

USN aircraft data plate for N-3N trainer aircraft

AAF Type N-6 16mm Gun Camera for P-47, P-51 fighters etc.

16mm gun camera which was installed inside the wing of fighters including the P-51, P-47, P-38 etc. and electronically activated as the gun button was pressed to record footage of actual combat with enemy aircraft. This example has the added feature of a detachable viewfinder mounted on one side, so it could also be used manually - missing from most examples. Camera is in excellent condition, with no damage or dings, just very light wear. Lens by Eastman looks very good. Back opens to receive film canister and camera is well marked. manufactured by Morse Instrument Co. of Hudson, Ohio. 

$125 / £90 / €105   email to secure this item

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

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

Pacific War relic 3. Betty shrapnel

Pacific War relic 3. Betty shrapnel