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Fuel gauges

Page 8 instruments

Fuel gauges are always type specific.

 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.

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

A very rare Smith's A1 condition fuel gauge for the famous Bristol Blenheim. Complete with mounting ring.

229FG

£399

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 2)

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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Boxed Beaufighter  (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 4)

FG/339

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

£65

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 as shown above.

 

Type DJ 4

 

24 Volts

 

Ref 6AA/794

General Electrics Canada

 

£125

 

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)".

£65

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The Mosquito was a remarkable aircraft for its time; not only was it made largely of wood but it was designed as an unarmed bomber relying on its superior speed to escape enemy fighters. It was nicknamed 'The Wooden Wonder'

Fuel gauge Mosquito 1,2 NF12 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 7)

Long range fuel gauge 8&9 tanks for a Mosquito 1,2 and NF12. Very nice condition.

474FG

£125

 

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£65

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

 

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.

 

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

£65

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

Good condition Wartime heavy Bomber Fuel gauge.

£45

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

483 FG

We have sets available email if you require multiples

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

£75

Lancastrian Fuel gauge 3 (pg5 ins)

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

Ref 1894

Type 218

874 FG

£75

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

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Canadian Hawker Hurricane Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 18)

This is 100% original,  fuel gauge for the Hawker Hurricane ONLY.

Harder to find than the 37 gallon Spitfire fuel gauge.

This is the American Made Version for RCAF Hurricanes and differs by having a Brass Case instead of the Bakelite ones on British fuel gauges

£499

 

Click here to see fuel switch on page one Fuel

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 Spitfire Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 19)

This is a 37gallon fuel gauge for the Spitfire only. The gauge itself is 100% original but has a new made face. Comes complete with its mounting bracket.

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 It is a 12volt model as it should be being fitted to every MK of Spitfire until being replaced in the MK XIV onwards.

 

£495

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35 Gallon Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 21)

Here is the standard type fuel gauge mostly used in Fighters but this one was fitted to the Avro Anson comes with its original mounting plate.

 

£275

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.

£255

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

£255

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.

£85

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.

£65

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

£65

Lancaster Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 27)

This fuel gauge was used on the Lancaster's engineers panel.

A/M 6A/1377

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£75

We have 3 Available

Lancaster Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 28)

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

483 FG

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£65

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.

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

Out of stock more wanted

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146 Gallon fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 31)

A/M 6A/2057

£55

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

Mosquito nos 4 wing tank in nice condition.

£65

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.

£50

 

£65

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

Rear tank from a Wellington  292 FG

Wellington Fuel Gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 38)

£65

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.

£65

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

£65

 

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

Used in the Mosquito

£55

 

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

Here we have an Avro Anson fuel gauge in excellent condition.

 

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.

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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.

£75 each

Lancaster Fuel gauge (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 56)

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

£85  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.

£55

 

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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

£75

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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.

£155

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B17 Fuel selector 2 (Instruments pg 8 Fuel gauges 63)

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

This has the Part Number EA48-17T

This is Measured in U.S Gallons

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£155

 

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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