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Undercarriage indicators 

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Undercarriage instruments are usually quite type specific although in limited cases they may be shared by more than one aircraft type. The aircraft shown in our adds will be fitted with the U/C indicator shown. 

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

Locking switches for undercarriage can be found in the electrical switches section link here

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 Original Spitfire Undercarriage indicator (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 1A)

Here is an original Spitfire only undercarriage indicator it is in good condition and appears to but unused.

The lens have no warping and are completely flat . The blind works as it should. The only downside to this peace is it is missing the wire's that sit behind the lens to conduct away the heat of the bulbs.

Comes complete in its original box.

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 Fitted to every single Mk of Spitfire. This piece was made for Spitfire use only and was unique to Spitfires.

2200

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385

Reproduction Spitfire Undercarriage indicator (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 1)

Here is a reproduction Spitfire undercarriage indicator.

The one is the fully finished version which is wired and includes bulbs. The pictures do not do it justice and it looks much better in the flesh.

 It is exactly to scale and follows the original design as closely as we are able to produce one at a reasonable price.

  The bulb holders are an exact copy and will be supplied unfixed and removable to make it easier to wire them for lights if required.

 We have replicated the copper wires which  conduct away the heat of the bulbs.

That being said It should not be left unattended as even the originals have a tendency to melt the lens.

 Unlike some of the other copies I have seen this is robust and will not break the first time you pick it up.

The only thing which does not work is the pull down blind , getting this to work may be an option in the future but would almost certainly dramatically increase production costs.

 The locking bolt and knob are made of steel , the knob is not an exact copy but is close and the bolt locates into a brass insert as per the original design. These are constructed from many parts and take hours to put together.

They are supplied with approximately one metre of wire and will required a 12 volt supply as per the original.

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Reproduction Spitfire Undercarriage indicator Kit (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 1B)

Here are the component parts for the reproduction Spitfire U/C indicator not included are the bulb holders, bulbs, copper wire for heat dispersal from the bulbs or wiring which only comes with the finished peace shown above.

This kit is 3D printed and does require more than just assembly to get the best results the parts need to be sanded, adjusted for fit  and painted to give smoother gloss finish.

The text will require painting with a fine brush so you will require brushes, paint and glue I would recommend airfix glue and paint.

The main case comes with the brass insert fitted.

 250

You can see the indicator in situ in a Beaufighter middle left on the picture shown under . 

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Beaufighter/Blenheim Undercarriage indicators  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 2)

Undercarriage indicator's made by the Bristol aircraft company. These were definitely fitted in Beaufighters and the Blenheim and may have been fitted in other aircraft made by Bristol with retracting undercarraige..

The Bristol Beaufighter was a remarkable aircraft. Great strength and power, good speed at low elevations and a most formidable and flexible armament. Its premier role was as a night fighter it was also intended from concept to be a long-range fighter. It  developed into an anti shipping and ground attack cannon and rocket-firing fighter, torpedo plane and tactical bomber. Its versatility and heavy armament feared by the enemy. The Japanese called this aircraft Whispering death.

175 each

Note the lower green lenses are set vertically.

See Hurricane undercarriage change over switch here

Original Hurricane undercarriage indicator  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 3)

 Original Hurricane undercarriage indicator in good condition fitted to early Hurricanes. This gauge is extremely rare and much harder to find than original Spitfire indicators. Seen below in situ top left of the instrument panel. This round style of U/C indicator is used in a great many aircraft types but the face with the vertical green lenses was only use in Hurricanes.

 

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

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Lancaster  undercarriage indicator 5C/1007   (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 4)

Here is an U/C indicator as used on the Lancaster I have also seen these used in Hurricanes.

This one is stamped with the Air ministry crown.

5C/1007

 

475

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Lancaster  undercarriage indicator 5C/2440  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 5)

Here is an U/C indicator as used on the Lancaster I have also seen these used in Hurricanes its unusual in having a lever on the locking mechanism. It has one lug broken off and another damaged.

5C/2440

 

395

Fleet Air Arm  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 6)

This is an extremely rare undercarriage indicator for a deck carrier operated aircraft in fact the only one I have seen. This can be established by the deck hook retract light. The Airminstry crown identifies this as a pre 1944 piece. The only aircraft I am aware of that used this type of U/C indicator and operated as carrier cased aircraft at this time were the Sea Hurricane, Barracuda and possibly the Fairey Firefly. Although Seafires and other aircraft operated from carriers they did not have this type of indicator.

475

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   Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Retracting tail wheel Undercarriage indicator 5C/1008 (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 7)

Here is a an U/C indicator for an aircraft with a retracting tail wheel as denoted by the light at the bottom of the indicator marked with a T for tail. Used in the Hawker Typhoon and Tempest.

Seen in situ above left in Duxford's Typhoon cockpit.

Marked with an Air Ministry crown.

5C/1008

475

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Lancaster  undercarriage indicator 5C/1007 dated 1943   (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 8)

Here is an U/C indicator as used on the Lancaster I have also seen these used in Hurricanes.

This one is dated 1943

5C/1007

 

475

The Mosquito took on every major role demanded of it shown under in its guise as a night fighter.

Mosquito Undercarriage indicator  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 9)

This is an undercarriage indicator for the Mosquito, this instrument is specific to the Mosquito. 

Rare in its own right it functions as it should, it has the additional benefit of being dated 1942 and is an early metal version being fitted to the very first operational MKs of the Mosquito.

 A little known fact is that the Mosquito could carry a 4000Lb Bomb the same payload as the Boeing B17.

Herman Goring head of the Luftwaffe was a fan of the Mosquito and had this to say about it.

 

 

"In 1940 I could at least fly as far as Glasgow in most of my aircraft, but not now! It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy.

The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. 

What do you make of that?

There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. 

After the war is over I'm going to buy a British radio set - then at least I'll own something that has always worked."

425

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Meteor Undercarriage indicator retracting nose wheel 5C/1009 (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 10)

This is an undercarriage indicator for a Meteor with a retracting nose wheel as denoted by the N at the bottom of the indicator.

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5C/1009

Seen in situ in a Meteor Cockpit top left

375

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Undercarriage Indicator (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 11)

Nice original undercarriage indicator used in late Piston Fighters and early Jets like the Vampire and Sea Hawk.

Sea Fury the last and ultimate piston engine fighter.

 

Out of stock more wanted contact me

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French Under carriage indicator  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 12)

Under carriage indicator not sure what aircraft this is for ? most probably fitted to early jets. 

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Two Available

75 each

 

 

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Relic Lancaster Undercarriage indicator 5C/2440 (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 13)

Here is a relic U/C indicator face , It found on the site of the RAF Fighter station at Culmhead in Somerset.

After D Day this fighter station which had been home to many famous RAF Fighter Squadrons was put into care and maintenance.

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Above RAF Culmhead in 1942

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Original Lancaster/Hurricane undercarriage indicator  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 14)

This is an original Lancaster undercarriage indicator it was fitted to the main instrument panel. This model also appears to be fitted to later Hurricanes being very similar in design the green lenses are slightly off the vertical. To my Knowledge it was used exclusively in these two aircraft.

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Above left just above the compass the U/C Indicator shown in situ in a Lancaster Panel. Above right top left the U/C indicator in situ in a Hurricane.

475

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Meteor Undercarriage indicator face retracting nose wheel 5C/1009 (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 15)

This is an undercarriage indicator face for a Meteor with a retracting nose wheel as denoted by the N at the bottom of the indicator.

25

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Mosquito Undercarriage indicator  (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 16)

This is an undercarriage indicator for the Mosquito, this instrument is specific to the Mosquito. 

Rare in its own right it functions as it should, and is an early metal version being fitted to the very first operational MKs of the Mosquito.

 A little known fact is that the Mosquito could carry a 4000Lb Bomb the same payload as the Boeing B17.

 

 

425

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   Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Retracting tail wheel Undercarriage indicator 5C/1008 (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 17)

Here is a a Boxed U/C indicator for an aircraft with a retracting tail wheel as denoted by the light at the bottom of the indicator marked with a T for tail. Used in the Hawker Typhoon and Tempest.

Seen in situ above left in Duxford's Typhoon cockpit.

Marked with an Air Ministry crown.

5C/1008

475

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   Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Retracting tail wheel Undercarriage indicator 5C/1008 (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 18)

Here is a a Boxed U/C indicator for an aircraft with a retracting tail wheel as denoted by the light at the bottom of the indicator marked with a T for tail. Used in the Hawker Typhoon and Tempest.

Marked with an Air Ministry crown.

5C/1008

475

 

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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