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Fuel Gauges

Page 8 Instruments

Fuel gauges are always Aircraft type specific so if you are looking for a part from a specific aircraft these are a solid choice.

 Each aircraft has different fuel requirements and therefore they have specifically made fuel gauges. Fighters in general tend to have one where as bombers may have several. Fighter gauges can measure more than one tank and sometimes have buttons next to them on the instrument panel which when depressed show the fuel contents of another tank. Large aircraft and bombers usually do not have fuel gauges on their main panels but mostly are fitted to the flight engineers panel. So if you are looking for a part which is definitely from a specific aircraft these are suitable.

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Link to the Fuel page contains other items linked to aircraft fuel systems

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49 Gallon 12 Volt Fuel gauge FG 100 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 83)

This is a is a very early fuel gauge as denoted by its reference number FG 100 it is a 12 volt fuel gauge. This was fitted to the Airspeed Oxford it is marked to 45 gallons but reads to 49 Gallons. This makes it almost identical to the 48 Gallon 2nd gauge used in the MK I Spitfire and an excellent substitute both for flying aircraft and the collector in a MK I Spitfire instrument panel. This gauge is also period correct for the MK I Spitfire, the Oxford prototype having flown just ten months after the prototype Spitfire in 1936. The Spitfire went into production in 1937.

 In good original condition and complete with its mounting bracket.

50058

332314

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 £595

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Spitfire FR MK XIV  & Seafire 45-47 Fuel gauge 880FG (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 82)

This is a 880/FG fuel gauge for a fighter reconnaissance Spitfire MKXIV and also a Seafire 45 through to 47.

 In good original condition.

880FG

9010E1

6A/1916

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 £295

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Lancaster 580 Gallons Fuel Gauge FG 483 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 80)

Here is a fuel gauge in very good condition, used specifically in the Avro Lancaster mounted in the flight engineers panel whose job it was to maintain the engines and manage the fuel on the long flights into the Third Reich.

FG 483

5A/1215

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Out of stock more wanted contact me

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Sea Fury Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 79)

Here is a  fuel gauge with a capillary which is unfortunately broken I have spoken to someone recently who says these can be repaired. I have been told this is from a Sea Fury but its not on my list so cannot confirm this.

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FG 2971/544

 £195

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Lancaster 580 Gallons Fuel Gauge FG 483 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 78)

Here is a  fuel gauge used specifically in the Avro Lancaster mounted in the flight engineers panel whose job it was to maintain the engines and manage the fuel on the long flights into the Third Reich. This one is missing its rear cover.

FG 483

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 £125

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Lancaster 580 Gallons Fuel Gauge FG 483 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 77)

Here is a  fuel gauge used specifically in the Avro Lancaster mounted in the flight engineers panel whose job it was to maintain the engines and manage the fuel on the long flights into the Third Reich.

FG 483

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£125

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German Luftwaffe Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 76)

Here is a  fuel gauge used in various Wartime Luftwaffe aircraft.

Designation: electr. consumption indicator
Request character: Fl.XXX,
Device no.: 9-2182 B-1
Measuring range: 0 – 500 L/h
Manufacturer: LGW-Hakenfelde, Berlin (Siemens)
Year of construction: approx. 1944

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£295

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£95

Lancaster 580 gallon Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 74)

483 FG

Here is a fuel gauge from a Lancaster, it reads to 500 gallons but the tank actually held 580 gallons.

It comes with a stores ticket which is quite smudged but if put under a microscope would probably be readable.

 I can make out what appears to be an aircraft serial number following the words removed from of RE 310. a quick search comes back as a Lincoln.

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Early Jet Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 72)

Here is a  fuel gauge, possibly from an early Jet.

Estimated to be from the year 1951.

£45

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Bristol Blenheim Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 1)

Here is a  fuel gauge for the famous Bristol Blenheim. Complete with mounting ring.

229FG

£495 Nos 1

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Bristol Blenheim Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 2A)

Here is a  white faced fuel gauge for the famous Bristol Blenheim.

 

229FG

£495 Nos 2A

 

 

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Boxed Beaufighter  (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 4)

FG/339

Boxed fuel gauge for the Beaufighter dated on the box the 9th March 1944.

£125

Canadian Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 5)

 

So far I am unable to identify the aircraft this fuel gauge was used in. In excellent condition its similar in style to the Mosquito .

 

Type DJ 4

 

24 Volts

 

Ref 6AA/794

General Electrics Canada

 

£125

 

This a fuel gauge for a Lancaster marked to 500gallons, the tank actually held about 580 gallons.

483 FG

Lancaster 500 gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 14)

£125

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371 FG

 Fuel gauge 3 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 14C)

£75

Lancastrian Fuel gauge 3 (pg5 ins)

Lancastrian Fuel gauge 3 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 16)

Ref 1894

Type 218

874 FG

£75

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FG 752

£125

Miles Monitor Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 16A)

This is a real rarity a fuel gauge from a Miles Monitor

Seen Above the Miles Monitor.


Miles Monitor. The Miles M.33 Monitor was a twin-engine British target tug aircraft designed and built by Miles Aircraft towards the end of the Second World War.

 Intended for use by the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm, the aircraft did not enter service with either. Only 22 of these aircraft were ever built.

Long range Mosquito fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 17)

A really nice Wartime fuel gauge.

Made by Smiths.

AP lists the A/M 6A/1322 as Type 111 (474 FG) Mosquito 1,2 & NF12
 

A/M 6A/1322

£125

It is interesting to see the Spitfire evolution from MK1 to F22 and the changes in fuel gauges listed under.

MK I Spitfire

MK V Spitfire

MK IX Spitfire

37 Gallon Reproduction Spitfire Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 19)

This is a 37gallon fuel gauge for the Spitfire only. The gauge itself is  a new made reproduction. Comes complete with its mounting bracket. Please note this is for display only it does not function.

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£225

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Tempest MK II and V Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 20)

This is an original fuel gauge used in the Tempest MK II and Mk V in good clean condition.

718 FG

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Shown above the Hawker Tempest MK II

Initially conceived as an upgraded, thin-wing Typhoon, the Tempest reached the ultimate in piston fighter performance. The Tempest Mk.II was designed to accommodate the Bristol Centaurus radial engine, thus loosing its beard-type radiator so typical for the Napier Sabre-powered Typhoons and Tempests. The prototype Tempest II made its maiden flight on June 28, 1943, but the production machines of this mark arrived just too late to take part in the war.

£295

Below a MK XIV Spitfire

Mk FR XIV Spitfire Original fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 21)

This is a really superb  rectangular type fuel gauge specifically for the MK XIV Spitfire.

On the box 6A/1916 qty 1 code 878.FG Indicator type Spitfire
 FR XIV.

£295

Mk 21/22 Spitfire Original fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 22)

This is an original fuel gauge made specifically for the MK 21 and MK 22 Spitfire the last in a long line of this superb iconic aircraft. This gauge is in good condition and should be serviceable.

6A/1575  726 FG

Shown under and left the MK or F 22 Spitfire

£295

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Spitfire Fuel Gauge Bracket MkXIV (pg1 fuel)

This is a reproduction piece. This fits the later Griffon Powered Spitfires fuel gauges as fitted the the MK XIV onwards.

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This peace is available in fuel please click on the link to see it.

 

De Havilland Hornet Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 23)

This is a very rare piece indeed this is fuel gauge for a Hornet.

781 FG

The de Havilland DH.103 Hornet was a piston engine fighter that further exploited the wooden construction techniques pioneered by the classic Mosquito. Entering service at the end of the WWII, the Hornet equipped post war RAF Fighter Command day fighter units in the UK and was later used successfully as a strike fighter in Malaya. The Sea Hornet was a carrier-capable version.

£125

Fuel Flow Meter (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 24)

Does exactly what it says, this is meter which measured the amount of fuel filling the tanks of Heavy Bombers like the Lancaster. Nice original condition air ministry marked.

£85

Good original condition. 400FG Fuel Port nose tank

Fuel Gauge Halifax Bomber (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 25)

For one Halifax crew on 6 October 1944, the presence of 610 Squadron’s Spitfires became a godsend.

£125

 

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Fuel Gauge Halifax Bomber (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 25A)

789 FG

 

 

£125

Sea Otter fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 26)

A very unusual and interesting fuel gauge from a Sea Otter. No complete examples of this aircraft have survived.

The Sea Otter was broadly based on the Walrus, with a tractor engine and more refined construction. It could be either Carrier or shore based and served with the RAF Coastal Command and the Fleet Air Arm. It consisted of two marks, Mk I Amphibian with optional under wing bombs or depth charges and the A.S.R. Mk II Air/Sea rescue version. The first production aircraft was delivered in August 1943, and a total of 4 had been delivered by the end of the year, the rest been delivered in 1944 and 1945. The Sea Otter was the last biplane to enter RAF and FAA service in 1944. A total of 292 were built mainly for the FAA although only 94 had been delivered by August 1945.

FG176

£95

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Lancaster Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 28)

 Fuel gauge as fitted to the engineers panel of the Lancaster.

6A/1664

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£125

 

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£95

Avro York Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 29)

Nice condition fuel gauge for the Avro York. Manufactured by Avro and incorporating the wings, tail, undercarriage and engines of the Lancaster bomber, the York was to prove a useful military and civilian transport aircraft in war and peace.

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40 Gallon twin tank fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 31)

12 Volt FG 2187 FG

Looks very similar to a Mosquito fuel gauge but the FG number is not on my list so I cannot say what aircraft it was fitted to,, but it is from a tail dragger.

£95

Twin 84 gallon Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 33)

Not sure about this one?

1058/FG

£45

Fuel gauge 593 gallons (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 34)

Hairline crack in glass, probably from a heavy bomber.

£55

Fuel Meter 2 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 35)

Early wartime fuel meter .Used by the RAF tankers to measure the  transfer of fuel to Heavy bombers.

I have multiples available.

£50

 

Rear tank from a Wellington  292 FG

Wellington Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 38)

£125

WW2 the Australian built Beaufort was perhaps the most important RAAF medium bomber.

RAAF Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 39)

A Really nice fuel gauge from the Royal Australian Air Force.

 6a/3274 from a  DAP Beaufort.

£125

180 Gallon Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 40)

180 Gallon fuel gauge by Smiths.

£55

 

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Av Gas Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 41)

Nice condition Av Gas 212 gallon fuel gauge.

6A/3128

 £55

 

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Smiths 70 gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 42)

1414 FG

6A/3722

24 Volt

 £55

 

380 Gallons fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 44)

380 Gallon fuel tank, almost certainly from a 4 engine  heavy Bomber by Smiths

£55

 

Fuel gauge for a Buckingham (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 45)

Designed as a fast, light twin-engine bomber. Delivery was delayed because the engines were unavailable. Handling was poor, and performance unimpressive. The operational need for them had disappeared when they were delivered.

The Buckingham was mainly used as fast transport.

Outer tank 159 gallon fuel gauge .

£55

 

90 gallon fuel gauge fitted to the Barracuda.

Boxed in mint condition there are no surviving Barracudas in existence today.

Barracuda fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 47)

First flown in December 1940, the Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber was designed to replace the obsolete Fairey Swordfish and Albacore biplanes as a front-line combat aircraft. Production and other delays however meant the aircraft type did not begin to see widespread service until 1943. The Barracuda then served in a wide variety of capacities until VJ Day. The design achieved prominence in 1944 when forty Barracudas took off in two waves to successfully attack the German pocket battleship Tripitz anchored in a Norwegian fiord. Several Canadian pilots were involved in this famous attack.

The Barracuda also saw numerous actions with the British fleet in the Pacific. Despite its ungainly appearance, the aircraft could carry out a wide variety of missions and was progressively modified to carry bombs, mines, torpedoes, depth charges, rockets, radar masts and radomes, lifeboats and even containers under the wings for dropping agents into occupied territories. Two Royal Canadian Navy squadrons, Nos 825 and 826, were initially equipped with Barracudas when they were formed in 1945.

BOXED

£125

 

80 Gallon Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 48)

Used in the Mosquito

£125

 

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Avro Anson fuel gauge  (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 52)

Here we have an Avro Anson fuel gauge.

 A/M 6A/632

These gauges are very similar to the Spitfire and Hurricane gauges. This type of gauge all worked on the same mechanism and calibration for different aircraft use they simply changed the face.

£325

 

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Fuel Meter  (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 54)

Early wartime MK I fuel meter .Used by the RAF tankers to measure the  transfer of fuel to Heavy bombers. has a small crack to the glass.

£50 

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Superb condition fuel gauge from the famous Vickers Wellington one of the RAF first successful heavy Bombers designed by Barnes Wallis creator of the Dambuster bouncing bomb.

Vickers Wellington Front Tank Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 55)

Original Wellington front fuel tank gauge. Multiples available.

£125 each

 

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AV GAS Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 57)

Nice AV GAS short for aviation fuel. I do not know the aircraft this was fitted in if you can help please contact me.

£45

 

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Original in excellent condition a fuel gauge from the now extinct Barracuda. There are no examples of this aircraft left but the FAA museum in Yeovilton Somerset do have a partial cockpit. These fuel gauges are probably one of the only specifically made surviving parts of this aircraft left.

Fairey Barracuda fuel gauge  (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 58)

The Barracuda was first used operationally in September 1941 in raids from HMS Victorious on Kirkenes in northern Norway and on Petsamo in Finland. In 1942 Barracudas took part in sweeps over French ports and in the invasion of Madagascar. The first major action in which Barracuda squadrons took part was the successful bombing attack on the German battleship Tirpitz in Alten Fiord, north Norway on 3 April 1944. It was in action against the Japanese for the first time in an attack on enemy installations at Sabang, on the island of Sumatra on 19 April 1944.

Shown above the Fairey Barracuda in RAAF colours.

£125

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Miles FG 960 Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 60)

This is a fuel gauge fro a Miles Magister.

The Miles M.14 Magister is a two-seat monoplane basic trainer aircraft designed and built by the British aircraft manufacturer Miles Aircraft It was affectionately known as the Maggie.

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£75

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De Havilland Hornet Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 64)

This is a very nice piece fuel gauge for a Hornet.

781 FG

The de Havilland DH.103 Hornet was a piston engine fighter that further exploited the wooden construction techniques pioneered by the classic Mosquito. Entering service at the end of the WWII, the Hornet equipped post war RAF Fighter Command day fighter units in the UK and was later used successfully as a strike fighter in Malaya. The Sea Hornet was a carrier-capable version.

£95

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Bristol Brigand Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 65)

The Brigand was a twin-engine three-seat long-range attack aircraft capable of fulfilling the duties of a torpedo-bomber, dive-bomber and fighter to replace the Beaufighter.

 The prototype first flew on 4 December 1944. Although the first 11 aircraft were delivered as TF.1 torpedo-bombers to Coastal Command, in 1947 the Mk 1 was remodelled as a three-seat general-purpose bomber and most of the remaining 132 production Brigands were delivered as B.1.

 However a few saw service as Brigand Mk 2 training aircraft for radar navigators and Met Mk 3 meteorological reconnaissance aircraft.

The Brigand served with the RAF from 1949 until 1958, seeing action in Malaya during the early 1950s. Power was provided by two 1,841kW Bristol Centaurus 57 engines, giving a max speed of 358 MPH.

872 FG

£125

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Avro York Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 66)

The York manufactured by Avro and incorporating the wings, tail, undercarriage and engines of the Lancaster bomber, the York was to prove a useful military and civilian transport aircraft in war and peace.

607 FG

£95

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Vickers Wellington Overload Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 67)

Original Wellington Overload fuel tank gauge.

294 FG

£125

 
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918 FG Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 69)

918 FG

24 Volt

52 gallon Fuel gauge so far unidentified aircraft.

£45

Please contact me if you can identify the aircraft type
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£95

Avro Lincoln Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 70)

799 FG

Just too late to see service during the Second World War, the Lincoln became the mainstay of Bomber Command post-war, but was destined for a short front line career as the Cold War and the jet age brought the shortcomings of its performance into sharp relief.

The RAF’s lack of an aircraft with sufficient range to be deployed in the Pacific led the Air Ministry to suggest that AV Roe Limited design an enlarged Lancaster to meet the requirement. The resulting Lincoln first flew in June 1944. However, the need to maintain supplies of Lancasters delayed production until 1945; the first production Lincolns reaching No.57 Squadron in August. Lincolns were intended to join the Tiger Force in the bombing of Japan but the war ended before they were needed.

583 Lincolns were built to equip around twenty squadrons. However, inferior performance in the face of jet fighters and the need to be able to reach targets behind the Iron Curtain saw their partial replacement with Boeing Washington’s from 1950. The type saw action against communist terrorists in Malaya in 1950 and Mau-Mau dissidents in Kenya from 1953, but Lincolns were finally superseded by the jet V-Bomber force from 1955.

The last Lincolns in RAF service were those engaged in radar development trials with No.151 Squadron, Signals Command until May 1963.


 
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870 FG Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 71)

918 FG

24 Volt

205 gallon Fuel gauge so far unidentified aircraft.

£45

Please contact me if you can identify the aircraft type
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MK IV Short Sunderland Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 75)

738 FG = MK IV Sunderland

Here is a fuel gauge from a Short Sunderland flying boat supplied in its original box and in very nice condition.

This is a is particularly rare peace being fitted to the MK IV . The Mk. IV was redesigned for operations in the Pacific; it was later renamed Seaford. Only six Seafords were built before the project was cancelled. I am not sure they would of changed the fuel tanks it seems unlikely so this gauge was probably fitted in other MKs.

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The Sunderland was easy and pleasant to fly, but for long patrols the pilots had the benefit of an autopilot. Its cruising speed was about 225km/h and it usually flew patrols at low altitudes. The main task of many Sunderlands was tracking enemy shipping, flying long patrols over an empty sea. Some crews never saw an enemy in the entire war. The Sunderland also flew search-and-rescue missions. It has to be pointed out that normally, the Sunderland could not land to pick up survivors. Like other flying boats, it could land and take-off only from sheltered coastal waters. From 1942 onwards, landings in open sea were expressly forbidden, except in special circumstances and with permission.

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All instruments from here on are out of stock they can be used as a reference to identify anything you may have and we also require more of them so if you have one to sell please contact us.

Meteor Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 73)

A fuel gauge from a Meteor.

The Gloster Meteor was the only allied jet to see combat in World War Two and in its various marks served in day, night and training operations. Its sturdy construction also made it an ideal test bed for a variety of products which followed it. Between 1950 and 1955 the Meteor F8 provided the backbone of Britain’s air defence capability.

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Spitfire38 gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 2)

The Spitfire is normally at 37 gallon tank but as this is 38 gallons and  12 volt would be suitable for the Spitfire 100% original in good used condition.

 

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By the time of the 1,000-bomber raids of May/June 1942, the Hampden was nearing the end of its service with Bomber Command and the final operation by Hampdens took place in mid-September 1942 when No 408 Squadron RCAF were in action over Wilhelmshaven.

Hampden fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges )

A superb Hampden fuel gauge very rare known examples number only a very few world wide. A very early example which appears to be in working order.

Hampdens joined the first Bomber Command daylight operation of the war when aircraft of No 83 Squadron (one of which was piloted by Guy Gibson) joined an attack on German naval vessels in the Schillig Roads along with Wellingtons and Blenheims.The first two VCs awarded to Bomber Command personnel were to Hampden crew-members. Hampdens had found a new lease of life as torpedo-bombers with Coastal Command and operated as such until the end of 1943. These were the last operations of the 1,453 Hampdens to serve with the RAF.

69 FG 12 volt

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FG 553  Inner trailing  114 gallon fuel  gauge.

Sunderland fuel tank (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 6)

The RAF received its first Sunderland Mark I in June 1938, when the second production aircraft was flown to Singapore. By the outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939, the RAF Coastal Command was operating 40 Sunderland's.

Although British antisubmarine efforts were disorganized and ineffectual at first, Sunderland's quickly proved useful in the rescue of crews of torpedoed ships. On 21 September 1939, two Sunderland's rescued the entire 34 man crew of the torpedoed merchantman KENSINGTON COURT from the North Sea. As British antisubmarine measures improved, the Sunderland began to show its claws as well. A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Sunderland performed the type's first unassisted kill of a U-boat on 17 July 1940. As the British honed their combat skills, the Sunderland Mark I received various improvements to make it more effective. The nose turret was upgraded to two 7.7 millimetre guns instead of one. New propellers, and pneumatic rubber wing de-icing boots, were fitted as well.

Although the 7.7 millimetre guns lacked range and hitting power and the British would in time understand the need for more formidable weapons, the Sunderland had a fair number of them, and it was a well-built machine that was hard to destroy. On 3 April 1940, a Sunderland operating off Norway was attacked by six German Junkers Ju-88 fighters, and managed to shoot one down, damage another enough to send it off to a forced landing, and drive off the rest. The Germans were supposed to have nicknamed the Sunderland the "Fliegende Stachelsweine (Flying Porcupine)".

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Wellington Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 11)

A nice  fuel tank gauge for a Wellington Bomber 160 Gallons.

Ref 985

Type 55

292 FG

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440 Gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 12)

Good condition Wartime heavy Bomber Fuel gauge.

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This a fuel gauge for a Lancaster marked to 310 gallons, the tank actually held about 383 gallons. This instrument being a fuel gauge was fitted the Lancaster.

525 FG

Lancaster 310 gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 14A)

 

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This a fuel gauge for a Lancaster marked to 90 gallons, the tank actually held about 114 gallons. This instrument being a fuel gauge was fitted to the Lancaster.

524 FG

Lancaster 90 gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 14B)

 

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Halifax Mk 1,2 or 3 fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 30)

FG 502 a fuel gauge from a Halifax MK 2, 3 or 5

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 1091 FG Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 68)

1091 FG

24 Volt

20 gallon Fuel gauge so far unidentified aircraft.

Out of stock

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PRU Spitfire Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 63)

This instrument is a for a PRU (Photo Recognisance Unit) Spitfire. These Spitfires were unarmed high and fast flying aircraft used to take pictures of potential targets and targets after the raid or any other intelligence required. Mainly based at RAF Benson they used their speed and altitude to evade the enemy fighters. They had much longer range than the standard Spitfire font line fighters and different fuel tanks and hence a completely different gauge to the standard fighter.

They sported some unusual colour schemes from light blue to pink and carried large cameras.

This particular instrument is extremely rare as clearly the PRU Spitfire was much less numerous. Its in superb condition compete with its capillary and sender attachment and is in its original box.

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Shown above centre the first specially designed PRU Spitfire with a huge range capable of easily reaching Berlin.

6A/1351

Dated 1945

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This is a fuel gauge from a Tempest MK II and also uses in the MK V.

599 FG    12 Volt

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Tempest M II & V Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 50)

Seen above a MK II Tempest.

 

Pilots said that the Tempest was manoeuvrable, pleasant to fly, with no major handling faults. It was found that the Tempest could take a lot of hits and would still be flyable.  The top Tempest ace, with 11 aircraft kills, was the American D. C. Fairbanks who was a member of the RAF.

Total aircraft kills for all Tempests were 240 German planes, 80 BF 109, 115 FW 190, and 11 / ME 262

Tempest were used for taking down German V-1 rockets and are credited with 638 of the 1,771 destroyed. One Tempest pilot shot down 60. Some Tempests were equipped with additional fuel tanks so that they could stay in the air up to 4 1/2 hours waiting for V-1s. They would stay at around 10,000' waiting for ground radar stations to tell them where to go. When out of ammunition a few pilots would try to flip the V-1 with their wing.

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B17 Fuel selector (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 62)

Here we have a fuel selector from a Boeing B 17 in very good condition.

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 Mosquito Nos 4 wing tank 1 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 32)

Mosquito nos 4 wing tank in nice condition.

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Halifax Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 36)

Port Nose Fuel tank gauge from a Halifax bomber.

400 FG

Halifax Fuel Gauge 2 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 37)

Nos 6 Fuel tank gauge from a Halifax bomber.

502 FG

Out of stock more wanted

 

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Long range Mosquito fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 59)

This one rattles so internals broken for display only

Made by Smiths.

AP lists the A/M 6A/1322 as Type 111 (474 FG) Mosquito 1,2 & NF12   A/M 6A/1322

Out of stock more wanted

Lancaster Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 56)

Original Lancaster 580 gallon fuel gauge fitted to the engineers panel. Multiples available.

Out of stock more wanted

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MK I Spitfire Fuel gauge 30044/1 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 81)

This is the rarest fuel gauge I have. A totally original 48 gallon Fuel gauge fitted to the  early PRU Spitfires, Seafire MK II and III and used as the second fuel gauge on the MK I Spitfire. This is only the second one of these I have had for sale in 20 years. This is a Spitfire only part and even has the Supermarine part code on the face which is extremely unusual on fuel gauges they seldom if ever have the aircraft part number. In good original condition with its mounting bracket.

12 Volts

26 FG

30044/1

6A/702

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Sorry now out of stock more always required please contact me.

   
 

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