Equipment  and Tools

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Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet.

Excellent reproduction of a very difficult piece of kit to source, perfect for a display or re-enactor. High quality leather helmet holder with straps and brass fittings. Originals are scarce and fragile. 

$70 / £55 / €65

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Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

Reproduction WWI leather carrier for the Brodie steel helmet

US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag.

 

Hard to find and always in demand for their utility, as well as their intended function! USAF helmet bag, introduced in the 1960s and issued during the Vietnam War and for many years afterwards, made from "rip-stop" nylon and well padded between the outer layer and the lining. Perfect working zip, clip-hook for hanging up and two large cargo pockets which fasten with snaps and velcro on the side. Excellent, almost unused condition.

$50 / £40 / €45

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US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag

US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag

US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag

US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag

US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag

US Air Force nylon flying helmet bag

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944.

 

Scarce item of equipment carried by British paratroopers, tis 1944 dated gas mask container is made from heavy waterpoofed cotton, dyed jungle green, and has numerous pockets for the mask accessories. 1944 dated shoulder strap.

$55 / £43 / €50

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RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

RARE British paratrooper gas mask container jungle green 1944

US Army pack dated 1942.

 

Standard early war pack carried by all U.S. Army personnel. Shows some wear but no damage, only slight fading and discolouration from age. Well marked and has a faint name inked on the front.

$45 / £35 / €42

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US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

US Army pack dated 1942

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier, 1937 pattern.

 

Good set of RAF 1937 pattern webbing, comprising the belt, dated 1943 (partially obscured by the airman's service number), shoulder straps (braces) with extenders and a canteen in its correct 1942 dated matching carrier. Canteen is in excellent condition, with its felt covering undamaged and includes its original attached cork stopper. A very nice set in very good condition.

$250 / £185 / €220

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RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

RAF webbing belt and braces with canteen and carrier 1937 pattern

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch.

 

1940s "Bonklip" nickel-plated watch band/bracelet which is the exact correct size (16mm) for the standard RAF or FAA issue watches. Adjustable (not spring-loaded). This watch band came on a RAF issue Mk VII wristwatch many years ago and I cam across it recently. TRhe perfect period band for your RAF timepiece.

$45 / £35 / €40

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1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

1940s Private purchase watchstrap for a RAF issue watch

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars.

A good pair of RAF issue binoculars as used by air observers in all aircraft types. Retain about 80% of blackened finish to brass; good optics and crisp Air Ministry mark plus stores ref. no. Lacking strap but these were often removed because they would flap in the wind and could get snagged on the interior of the aircraft.

$95 / £70 / €85

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RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew / Observer's binoculars

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs.

For use by aircrew while in flight, though probably also utilized by ground crew, this small torch with a diffuser lens was worn around the head by means of the elastic headband,  connected to a battery pack which clipped to the flying suit or could be hung up nearby. In excellent condition - though I have not been able to install a battery for testing. The battery housing is maker marked "Oldham" along with the A-crown-M and a stores ref. number. The headband is also stamped with A-crown-M and ref. number. Another scarce accessory, great for a flight engineer or other crew position display.

$125 / £95 / €110

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RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

RAF aircrew headlamp for aircraft inspection and repairs

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use, case dated 1943.

A good small pair of binoculars, marked Pollock & Co. Lid, Dublin, together with a non-matching khaki webbing case, maker marked Finnigans, Ld, and dated 1943 with a broad arrow stamp. Webbing strap is marked ZL &TL and also dated 1943 with a Canadian broad arrow stamp. Binoculars are smaller than the case, so not a perfect fit, but since both are Irish, they may have been switched by a previous owner. Both are definitely of the same era. Case is in perfect condition and binoculars are very good, with decent optics and perfect leather strap. Could do with a clean but that's all.  This is as they came so will sell together.

$75 / £55 / €68

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Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Good set of Irish made binoculars and webbing case for British Army/RAF use

Wartime British Army webbing pack, large size, in excellent, unissued condition.

Superb large khaki webbing back pack, with matching straps. At first glance, it looks like pack is dated 1948, but close insection shows that the ink has bled and that it is actually 1943 with the maker Bagcraft Ltd and a broad arrow stamp. Both straps are maker marked MEC Ltd and dated 1944, so it is a good wartime example in impeccable condition.

$55 / £40 / €50

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British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

British Army webbing pack in excellent, unissued condition.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

Great display item!  Other airman's kit bag, made from sturdy white canvas with 2 blue stripes painted around it, together with his name and service number. Good clear broad arrow mark and date of 1942 stamped inside. One brass grommet is missing, but there's no damage to the bag and it doesn't detract.

$55 / £40 / €48

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RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

Extremely rare Luftwaffe bombing approach target chart for Plymouth and Weymouth/Portland.

One of the hardest to find accessories for a Luftwaffe bomber crew display. This is a double-sided map/chart for the final bombing run into Plymouth on one side and nearby Portland/Weymouth on the reverse. Plymouth in particular was badly hit during the Blitz of 1941. Chart measures 25" x 26" (63cm x 67cm) and is printed in yellow, for night time use under special low level red lighting, on heavy oilcloth.  It features only minimal information, such as roads, railway lines and towns or villages for instant recognition in dark conditions, and specific military targets highlighted in yellow and outlined in red. Has been folded and there are a few small nicks, but it is complete and in very good condition. These large scale target charts are extremely rare and are not offered for sale very often. 

$550 / £400 / €475

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Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Portland, Devon

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Portland, Devon

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Luftwaffe bombing approach chart for Plymouth and Weymouth / Portland

Extremely rare Luftwaffe  bombing approach target chart for Ipswich and Harwich.

One of the hardest to find accessories for a Luftwaffe bomber crew display. This is a double-sided map/chart for the final bombing run into Ipswich. It differs slightly from that above in that the reverse is a slightly smaller scale map showing a wider area including Harwich and the seaside resorts of Clacton and Frinton.  Chart measures 25" x 26" (63cm x 67cm) and is printed in yellow, for night time use under special low level red lighting, on heavy oilcloth.  It features only minimal information, such as roads, railway lines and towns or villages for instant recognition in dark conditions, and specific military targets highlighted in yellow and outlined in red. Has been folded  but it is complete and in very good condition. These large scale target charts are extremely rare and are not offered for sale very often. 

$550 / £400 / €475

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LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

LW bombing approach target map of Ipswich and Harwich

Lovely functional piece of trench-art. .50 cal machine gun round made into a cigarette lighter.

 

Well made period trench-art cigarette lighter using a .50 calibre machine gun round. Innards have been removed and replaced with a brass tube holding the wadding for fuel and tube for wick and flint. In great condition but needs a new flint to make it work. Cartridge case is 43 dated. 

$65 / £48 / €55

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50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

50 cal machine gun round trench-art lighter

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer with leather case.

 

Nice early E6-B flight computer by Harry Knepper, marked Army Air Corps rather than Army Air Forces, dating it to pre-1941.  Very good condition showing some use but no damage - wear to grid markings. Good leather case.

$60 / £45 / €50

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Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

Early/pre-WWII Army Air Corps E6-B flight computer

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case, in unissued condition.

 

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case in absolutely superb condition - appears unissued. Zip works perfectly, leather is in excellent condition, with the slightest rubbing at the edge but not dried out as so many of these are. Very difficult to upgrade.

$95 / £70 / €80

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AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit leather case

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand.

 

Based on a standard 1930s Ray-o-Vac chrome-plated torch/flashlight (patented in 1928) and modified by adding a special hood with a red celluloid or plexiglas cylinder which would glow for directing aircraft on the ground, and presumably on the decks of aircraft carriers, at night or in low visibility. Superb Art Deco bullet-shaped chrome flashlight. Still has its cardboard insert for the batteries. No batteries installed and lacks bulb. Some oxidation but overall very good condition. Since this is not marked with any military nomenclature, it is perhaps a civilian item, possibly used by the USN which procured mainly from commercial sources. Rare item! 

$125 / £90 / €105

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AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF / USN aircraft ground handler's signal wand

AAF E-6B Flight Computer in leather case.

 

E6-B Flight Computer as used by every WWII AAF pilot and navigator, made by G. Felsenthal & Sons of Chicago and with a contract date of 1942. This isa nice early model, very heavy and with a genuine leather case, not the later imitation leather. Very good condition. 

$65 / £48 / €55

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AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

AAF E-6B Flight Computer

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1.

 

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1, dated 1944 and made by Ideal. Well marked and in very good, unused condition, except for some a few small moth holes to the felt covering (which could be filled easily). Rubber is excellent and strap still has elasticity. Very similar to the A-9 oxygen mask but used for dust protection and while spray-painting aircraft, vehicles etc.

$20 / £15 / €17

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US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

US Army Dust Respirator Type M-1

RARE WWI RFC flight map/chart of North West Europe.

 

30" x 28" (76cm x 71cm) aerial chart of NW Europe, covering Holland, Belgium and Germany, from Eindhoven to Liege to Dusseldorf, Cologne and as far west as Bonn. This is sheet 2 of 4 sheets that covered all of Europe. War Office marked and dated 1914. Linen backed with minor wear and staining. Wonderful Great War accessory for an aviation display.

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RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe88

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe88

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RFC WWI Fight map / chart N.W. Europe

RAF Navigation chart (Air) for Touluse, 1942.

Drawn up in 1941 with additions and corrections November 1942, this paper air chart would be used by RAF navigators plotting bomb routes to Toulouse in the South of France. Very good condition with some creasing and soiling around the edges from storage. Charts depicting targets in Europe are far more scarce than the common;y seen training charts of Great Britain.

$55 / £42 / €50  

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RAF Navigation Chart Toulouse 1942

RAF Navigation Chart Toulouse 1942

RAF Navigation Chart Toulouse 1942

RAF Navigation Chart Toulouse 1942

RAF Navigation Chart Toulouse 1942

RAF Navigation Chart Toulouse 1942

US Army Ordnance Dept Waltham wristwatch model OF476620.

 

Though not specific to aviation personnel, this watch is similar in many ways to the AAF issue watches and was occasionally issued as substitute standard. Quite a rare watch, it has 17 jewels and a waterproof case. Watch is currently not running but I have had it examined by a local watchmaker who says it could be made to work easily. It has a couple of small screws missing which hold the interior workings in place (a previous owner used a drop of glue instead and this has now separated). The springs, balance staff etc. appear to be all good. It needs thoroughly cleaning and the crews replacing - but the seller wants me to sell "as is." Crystal is slightly loose, dial has "burn" marks from the luminous paint. Hands are original. Original OD green cotton strap. Quite a scarce watch.

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US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

US Ord Dept watch OF476620

AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit to pilot of 489 BG, 846 BS, 8th AF - complete.

 

The most complete example of one of these kits I have ever come across, named to Lt. W.S. Buckmaster, 489 BG, 846 BS. The leather case is in excellent condition, with just little wear at the edges and fully functioning zip fastener and contains the owner's photo ID card plus some printed name tapes; 11 wartime aeronautical charts of the US, mostly east coast plus Pheonix, Detroit, Milwaukee, etc.  Additional 5 charts of Asia and the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Philipines, etc plus military street maps of Tokyo and Manila. Owner was in Europe with 489BG and then later in the Pacific.  Includes several blank navigation plotting sheets and landing fields/bases en route. Also includes his "housewife" sewing kit. A full case in great condition which would be well worth further research.

$400 / £290 / €335  email to secure this item

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

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AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete4430

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

RAF Airman's Kit Bag showing multiple owners and dated 1940.

Exactly what an airman, including fighter pilots, carried all their kit in when they were posted from base to base. Large, heavy white canvas kit bag with grommets for securing with a rope at the top (rope not present). The circular flap tucked inside to keep everything dry and stop it falling out. Beautifully marked with Air Ministry stamp and crown plus dated 1940. Has several names hand inked and then crossed out, sadly suggesting something happened to previous owners and bag was reissued, since these traveled with an airman wherever he went. A couple of worn areas on one edge but otherwise still very strong. A great piece of history and a wonderful item for displaying with uniforms, flying kit etc. especially relating to the Battle of France and Battle of Britain. 

$80 / £62 / €72  email to secure this item

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RAF airman's kit bag dated 1940

RARE RAF / Fleet Air Arm glass mounted aircraft recognition slides of later wartime / early postwar aircraft 

The last of a large batch I bought of the many years ago. These are official Air Ministry / Admiralty Aircraft Recognition slides, 3" x 3" (75mm x 75mm) with the celluloid slide mounted between two sheets of glass. Many rare aircraft are featured - including the Saro A1 jet flying boat fighter, Sea Hornet, Sea Vampire, Sea Fury, Meteor, etc. (see pictures). All are in excellent condition; 2 have hairline cracks in one side of the glass but are securely held together by the taped edge. One has a series of spider cracks in one side but is again held securely by the tape. Will be well-padded for safe posting (they came to me from the UK).  16 slides in total.

$90 / £70 / €80  email to secure this item

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

DSCN2082RAF aircraft recognition sli

DSCN2082RAF aircraft recognition sli

RAF aircraft recognition slides

RAF aircraft recognition slides

Extremely rare and important flight chart / Ordnance Survey map dated 1912 and used by the Royal Aircraft Establishment Experimental Squadron in WWI.

 

1912 Ordnance Survey map of northern Hampshire, in southern England, showing Winchester and Alton. This neighborhood was the home of the very first military flying organization, The Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF), which was renamed Royal Aircraft Establishment in 1918 to avoid confusion with the newly named Royal Air Force (also RAF). The location of many well known early airfields can be seen and what is presumably a flight plan, following the railway lines to Andover, is marked in pencil.  Map is linen backed, in excellent condition, slightly grubby at the edges, and measures 31" x 21" (78 cm x 53 cm). There is clear ink stamp to the cover which reads: Royal Aircraft Establishment Experimental Squadron. 

 

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RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

RARE RFC - RAE Pre-WWI flight chart

4 x US Navy aircraft miniature spotter models for use with aircraft carrier spotter models.

Very rare miniature aircraft spotter models cast from aluminium and used on models of aircraft carriers for identifying the difference between friend and foe. Some corrosion and surface pitting but retain their shape well and their scarcity cannot be overstated. Average 1 inch wingspan. Includes Zeke (Zero), Val, Kate and Grumman F-4F all dated 1943.

 

$45 / £33 / €38  email to secure this item

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

Cased 1940s era Carl Zeiss 8 x 30 binoculars.

Carl Zeiss Deltrintem 8 x 30 binoculars with original fitted leather case. Though not military marked, these are WWII era binoculars and exactly the type that would be used by Luftwaffe and other branches of the military while observing enemy activity from the ground; perhaps by observers in aircraft - and almost certainly for hunting (as they were encouraged to do). The German firm of Zeiss offered the best optics available and these binoculars still function superbly. Show use, some paint chips etc. but glass and optics are still excellent. Fitted case is serial numbered inside S-2448. Case lacks strap and leather covering on springs of clasp is gone, otherwise excellent. Binoculars have their strap attached.

 

$100 / £78 / €90  email to secure this item

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars

Carl Zeiss WWII era binoculars