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Directional indicators and Artificial Horizon

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RAF Directional indicators and Artificial Horizons are generic instruments, the aircraft shown in our adds did use the parts shown but they may of coarse been used in a different type of aircraft . If you are not sure what part you require then please contact us and I will do my best to advise you on the most suitable purchase. The Directional indicator and  Artificial Horizons was produced in various different designs and were used in the Blind flying panel. The BFP contains instruments which show the flying characteristics, speed and orientation of the aircraft to the Pilot and allow as its name suggests the aircraft to fly blind using the instruments only. These instruments were used in practically every wartime RAF aircraft Bombers and fighters and the basic design remained the same regardless of the aircrafts role or performance.

Page 1 Instruments home.  Page 2 Airspeed indicators.    Page 3 Altimeters.    Page four Boost gauges.    Page five Clocks and compasses. Page Six Climb and descend.          Page 7 Directional indicators   

  Page 8 Fuel gauges    Page 9 Flap Indicators  Page 10 Brake Gauges  Page 11 Oxygen gauges  Page 12 Pressure gauges   Page13 Revolution Counters   Page 14 temperature gauges

  Page 15 Turn and slip and artificial Horizon  Page 16 Undercarriage indicators  Page 17 Trim gauges  Page 18 Volt and Ammeter

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Directional Gyro Mk1. (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 1)

Directional Gyro used in Spitfire blind flying panels and practically all other Wartime RAF aircraft. It has Reference Number 6A/1298 and has a service date of 1951. Nice original condition. This instrument never seems to have changed throughout the War  and everyone I have ever seen is a MK I. These used to be quite common when I first started collecting but are now getting harder to find.

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Directional Gyro AN 5735-4(Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 1A)

Directional Gyro used in  blind flying panels of WWII  aircraft of the US Navy such as fighters F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, and F6F Hellcat. The knob on this one is seized and will not move.

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WW2 German AFN2 Ln.27002 Radio Homing Indicator (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 2)

Here we have a AFN2 radio homing indicator its clearly been used but appears to be in good original condition please enlarge the pictures .

The AFN2 possesses 2 pointers, both horizontal and vertical.  When the aircraft is in-line on a direct course to base, the first needle (vertical) sits exactly upright, in-line with the square marking on the bottom. The second needle (horizontal) indicates the distance of the airplane to the transmitter (radio beacon). When flying over the transmitter the horizontal needle points in-line with the middle marking on the left.  When flying directly over the transmitter the fluorescent lamp (Fl.26682), integrated into the AFN2 would light up.  This was used in the Me109, Fw190, Me262, He219, and other late-war  Fighters and Bombers.

Seen in situ above in a ME 262

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Directional indicator  (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 4))

Directional Gyro used in Spitfire blind flying panels and practically all other Wartime RAF aircraft. It has Reference Number 6A/1298 and has a service date of 1951. Nice original condition.

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Directional indicator  (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 4A))

Directional Gyro used in Spitfire blind flying panels and practically all other Wartime RAF aircraft. It has Reference Number 6A/1298 and has a service date of 1951. Nice original condition.

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Directional indicator  (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 3))

A directional indicator made by Sperry used in the Blind Flying panel of USAAF aircraft. This one is unusual in that it has a large knob as seen in the picture left. In good original condition.

 

 

 

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Venturi tube  (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 5)

Venturi tube as used on aircraft during WW2 which did not have an engine-driven vacuum pump to operate gyro direction indicators etc.

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Venturi tube 1940  (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 6)

Serial No 2875/40, which dates it as 1940 vintage.

Seen under in situ on a very early Hurricane MK I 

Battle of Britain dated Venturi tube as used on aircraft during WW2 which did not have an engine-driven vacuum pump to operate gyro direction indicators etc.  The front trumpet has been pushed out of round slightly, and is thin gauge, so will easily push out, otherwise it is in perfect condition with no corrosion or damage.

Length 10" Diameter 3"

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Out of stock more wanted please contact me

Mk I Dated 1942 Artificial Horizon (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 9)

 

6A/599

Dated 1942

 

A really nice early Artificial horizon used in practically all types of RAF wartime aircraft in good original condition. The MK Is are now extremely hard to find

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Mk IB Dated 1943 Artificial Horizon Named Spitfire TB 584 (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 9A)

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Shown above the High altitude Spitfire MK HFIX

6A/1498 Dated 1943

Spitfire MK HF IX TB 584

A really nice wartime dated Artificial horizon this came with a collection of instruments from Denmark. After the War Denmark purchased a number of Spitfires and this one has Spitfire painted on to the case along with the serial number TB 584. I  looked this up in the "Spitfire the History book" and the serial numbers skip from TB 583 to TB 585 and are both MK XVI Spitfires , I then found  a reference to TB 584  in the Royal Air force Commands aircraft date base online and has the following  Spitfire TB 584 HFIX CBAF M70 33MU 1. So it was a MK HF IX built at Castle Bromwich and sent to 33 MU being a MK HF IX. I checked the book again under the MK IX serials and sure enough it was listed as follows.

TB 584 HFIX M 70 33 mu 10-2-45 183 Squadron 24-6- 122 Squadron 16-8 RDAF as 427 4-11-48 CD Bjerring 5-1-49 and so this aircraft ended up in Denmark in 1949. A further research of the operational record books for the RAF Squadrons it was with should show up its operational history before being sold to Denmark.

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Mk IB Dated 1947Artificial Horizon (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 9B)

6A/1498

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This piece also came from Denmark with the same collection so was quite possibly also fitted to a Spitfire. dated 1947 in really good clean condition.

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Mk IB Artificial Horizon (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 10)

Here we have a 1943 Dated  Mk.1B Artificial Horizon

It has the Reference Number 6A/1519

It was used in practically all types of RAF wartime aircraft in good original condition.

Seen in Situ Below in a Spitfire Blind Flying Panel

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L/R Beam Approach Indicator (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 11A)

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L/R Beam Approach Indicator (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 11A)

Here we have a L/R Beam approach Indicator It has the Reference Number 10Q/2

This was used in conjunction with the Marconi R1155 Radio Receiver

It was mounted in the Cockpit of the Lancaster next to the DR Compass

This was used on a variety of WW2 Aircraft

Seen in Situ Below in the Lancaster Panel

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GM Directional Indicator (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 12)

Here we have a Directional Gyro Indicator

This Carries Part Number AN5735-1

It was Manufactured By General Motors

The Knob does turn but it is stiff

Used in a Variety of USAAF and USN Aircraft

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Beam approach homing indicator (Instruments pg 7 directional indicators and Art Horizon 14)

Here we have a beam approach homing indicators used in Lancasters and probably other RAF Bombers. Beams were sent out from England which allowed the aircraft to navigate. This particular one in in very nice clean original condition.

A/M 10Q/4

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  Page 1 Instruments home.  Page 2 Airspeed indicators.    Page 3 Altimeters.    Page four Boost gauges.    Page five Clocks and compasses. Page Six Climb and descend.          Page 7 Directional indicators     Page 8 Fuel gauges    Page 9 Flap Indicators  Page 10 Brake Gauges  Page 11 Oxygen gauges

 Page 12 Pressure gauges   Page13 Revolution Counters   Page 14 temperature gauges    Page 15 Turn and slip and artificial Horizon

 Page 16 Undercarriage indicators  Page 17 Trim gauges  Page 18 Volt and Ammeter

 

 


       

 


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