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P40  Bomb release (pg2 Arm)

This is a really nice bomb release mechanism from a P40 . In good original condition all the levers move as they should. Will be supplied with a booklet showing its installation and use.

The prototype for the P-40 series was flown in 1938. The P-40 Warhawk was the first single-seat American fighter to be produced on a large scale. At the onset of the hostilities, almost half of the USAAF airplanes were P-40s.

Slower and less manoeuvrable than the majority of the other fighters of its time, the Warhawk, the Curtis P-40 Warhawk nonetheless was a very tough and dependable aircraft. and one of the most beautiful looking fighters of WWII often painted with the classic shark tooth look. Improvements continually made it a better airplane, and it was used throughout the war. Production of all P-40s totalled 16,802 planes.

Out of stock more P40 parts wanted please contact me

Lockheed Neptune Rear Turret (pg2 Arm)

Here is a rear Turret for a Lockheed Neptune. Its in very good condition and rotates freely when the manual handles are turned. It has a mount for a Giro Gun sight. Its a very large piece around 5Ft tall and will require crating before shipping. We may be able to deliver within the UK if required or you can of coarse collect or arrange you own shipping.

 

 The first of two prototype XP2V-1 "Neptunes", as the type was named, took to the air from Burbank, California, on 17 May 1945, and was followed by the second prototype soon after. Tests indicated that the new aircraft was highly manoeuvrable and had excellent performance. The XP2V-1 was a bull nosed aircraft, powered by twin Wright Cyclone R-3359-8 radial piston engines rated at 1,715 kW (2,300 HP) each for takeoff, driving four-bladed propellers. It was a mid-wing monoplane with a single tall tailfin; turning the rudder took a good deal of muscle. It had tricycle landing gear, with a skid bumper under the tail to protect the aircraft on steep takeoffs.

Defensive armament consisted of six 12.7 millimetre (0.50 calibre) Browning machine guns mounted in pairs in the nose, a dorsal turret, and tail turret. The aircraft could carry up to 3.6 tonnes (8,000 pounds) of offensive weapons in a huge bomb bay and on underwing racks. Typical configurations included:

  • Four 900 kilogram (2,000 pound) bombs.
  • Eight 450 kilogram (1,000 pound) bombs.
  • Sixteen 225 kilogram (500 pound) bombs.
  • Twelve 150 kilogram (325 pound) depth charges.
  • Two 980 kilogram (2,165 pound) aerial torpedoes.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a substantially complete turret. One of the last aircraft to be fitted with Piston engines and wartime type defensive armament. Very much in the style of the B17 rear turret.

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Vickers Wellington Bomb release gear (pg2 arm)

This piece was purchased  on our trip to Arnhem unfortunately the history of the piece was unknown .

 With some extensive research we discovered it was part of the bomb release gear from a Wellington, being found in Holland I would presume it came from a Wellington shot down on a raid to Germany. It is in excellent condition.

Seen in situ under just above the rear of the bomb.

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Mosquito Cannon Cowlings (pg2 arm)

Here is a complete set of cannon cowlings for the Mosquito two short and two long. These were set in the underside of the Mosquito nose in the fighter variant. They are not perfect having but we have restored them as best we can by knocking out the dents. The smaller pair are very good shape. They are all basically sound with no filler in them. Possibly an unique opportunity to get a complete set and someone with good panel beating skills could probably improve on our efforts.  

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MK I Spitfire  Madsen Cannon Dunlop Fire and cocking units* (pg 2 arm)

This is a pair of really rare Dunlop made cocking and firing units, these were part of the system for cocking and firing the guns.

The firing unit has the Dunlop number AHO 5504 and the Firing unit AH 5503

The piece they were removed from was a Spitfire wing section carrying the Number

345 = Spitfire Mk I  fitted with a Merlin II and design with Madsen 13.2mm cannons 1940 this was a project aircraft only so not sure if it ever made it into service.

 08 = Lower main plane (wing) part 703. The inspectors stamp is also unusual for a Spitfire being GBW 142, I can only assume this was a satellite factory making wing parts this was common practice during the War.

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Reproduction Mk I Spitfire Gun Button (pg 2 arm)

This quality repro has a button which will depress and a moving safety ring

Click Here to see our Repro Spade Grips

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Reproduction Spitfire Rocker Gun Button (pg 2 arm)

These are all metal reproduction Gun buttons fitted to all the cannon armed Spitfire Mk's from Mk V onwards. It has taken a long time to source these as its an extremely complicated piece to make. The originals are just impossible to source and I have never seen one for sale other than fitted to an original grip. This button was fitted to all cannon armed Spitfires and it allowed the Pilot to use the cannons and MG's separately or all at once. This allowed them to make the best use of the very limited ammunition the Spitfire could carry.

The safety lever moves as it should and the button will depress up and down although it does not depress in the middle.

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 They will fit our reproduction or original  AH 2040 grips which were designed for the single firing button button. This being the case they will not fit an original cannon Spitfire grip without modification as they are a few mm wider than the original buttons and the spacers are a bigger diameter.

 

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Original Fighter Gun Button (pg2 arm)

Here we have an original brass gun button. Used in many RAF Fighters including early Spitfires and Hurricanes. Interestingly this one is Marked AH 2040 which was the spade grip used in the Hurricane.

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Out of stock more wanted please contact me

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Original Spitfire Rocker Gun Button (pg2 arm)

Here we have an original Spitfire twin rocker gun button introduced on cannon armed Spitfires enabling the Pilot to fire either cannons or MG's or both. . It is not complete and only includes the internal parts see the pictures..

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Original brass Gun Button  (pg2 arm)

Here we have an original brass gun button. Used in many RAF Fighters including early Spitfires and Hurricanes. This button is extremely unusual and its the first one I have ever seen. It contains the standard brass gun button but  has a brass mounting bracket. The gun button is marked AHO 5239 and the bracket has two numbers AHO 4471 and AHO 5438. Its in good original condition the safety ring moves but the button will not depress. I was told it was fitted to an Avro Anson but I haven't been able to corroborate this and it seems unlikely. If you can ID this piece please contact me .

 

 

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Battle of Britain BF 109 E 0 fire button FL 32302 (pg2 arm)

This is a really nice original piece with history it was recovered from the crash sight of BF 109 E wk nos 4076 shot down at 9.30 am on the 31st of August 1940.

The Pilot Oberlentnant Eckehard Priebe was on his first mission in the Battle of Britain.

 The 109 suffered jammed guns in combat over the Thames Estuary and was shot down by pursuing Spitfires, he bailed out over Elham and was taken prisoner.

His unit lost seven aircraft on that day. Priebe was a veteran of the Battle of France scoring three victories eventually being shot and wounded by a Hurricane ending his combat in the Battle of France.

Out of stock more always wanted please contact me

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Complete Bomb Release Button (pg2 arm)

Here we have a Complete Bomb Release Switch with the Plug old new stock in excellent condition. Both carry the air ministry crown .

 The Lancaster Bomb Aimer would use this to Release the Bombs over the Target

 This Carries Two Reference Numbers

 5D/596 on the Plug

5D/534 on the Button

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Lancaster bomb Bay

 

Lancaster bomb Fuzing unit (pg2 arm)

The arming wires on the weapons fuse or pistol would have been attached to it. If the weapon was dropped safe, this unit would not be electrically energised and the wire will pull straight out. If dropped live then this unit would be energised and the arming wires would then be pulled free from the falling weapon. The length of the wire depended upon the depth of the aircraft bomb bay, ensuring that the weapons cleared the aircraft before arming was completed".


 Air Ministry Ref: 5D/478

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Lancaster bomb Fuzing control (pg2 arm)

Here we have a  Wartime bomb fuzing control

This was used by a variety of RAF wartime Bombers.

This Has Reference Number 5D/597

 

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Ammunition Booster 50 cal (pg2arm)

This is an ammo booster for 50call M3 Browning Type B aircraft machine gun. The 50 call browning was used in both US and RAF bombers and fighters. I have a pair of these and they appear in great condition.

This is a picture of an M2 but I guess its  pretty similar to the M3

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I believe they were used to drive the ammo belts through the chutes to the guns

 

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20mm Cannon feed chute (pg2 arm)

Here we have a 20mm Cannon Feed Chute

There is a dent in the chute

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Lancaster rear turret ammo Feeder (pg 2 arm)

This is a unique piece, used in Lancaster's to feed ammo through to the rear turret. Obviously there wasn't allot of room in the rear turret for ammunition storage so it was fed through, using assistors like this. They were electrically powered, you can see the mount for the motor in the top picture left. In nice original condition and of coarse a very rare piece. Plated with the A/M crown so pre 1944 manufacture.

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Gunners safety Belt pg2 arm)

These are the safety belts used by gunners in their turrets, commonly used in Lancaster's in very good functional condition,

These are extremely rare.

Available in green or brown.

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Hawker Ammo Feed part(pg2 arm)

Here we have a Ammo feed part.

 In very good condition it  carries the HA Hawker stamp.

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Hawker Ammo Feed part 2 (pg2 arm)

Here we have a Ammo feed part.

 In very good condition it  carries the HA Hawker stamp.

These were Used on the Hawker Hunter

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Hawker Ammo Feed part 3(pg2 arm)

Ammo feed part, looks like a connection for the chutes. In very good condition they carry the HA Hawker stamp. 120mm wide.

These were Used on the Hawker Hunter

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Bombsight Cock Lancaster Mk 1 (pg2 arm)

Here we have a nice really very rare Mk.1 Bombsite cocking  switch as used in wartime Lancaster's.

This has the Air Ministry Ref: 6H/1950

Out of stock more wanted contact me

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Lancaster Bomb selector 1 (pg2 arm)

This is a bomb selector switch panel mounted on the bomb aimers panel.

The switches were set to allow the bombs to fall in a manner which would not de stabilise the aircraft upon release.

Also used in other RAF WWII  Bombers.

This Carries the Air Ministry Ref 5D/656

Seen in situ under in a Lancaster this is not the unit shown left but would be situated in the same position click on the picture to enlarge it.

All the switches move but and lock. The knob that turns on the side is missing

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Lancaster Bomb selector 2 (pg2 arm)

This is a bomb selector switch panel mounted on the bomb aimers panel. It is in very good condition in its original box.

The switches were set to allow the bombs to fall in a manner which would not de stabilise the aircraft upon release.

Also used in other RAF WWII  Bombers.

This Carries the Air Ministry Ref 5D/656

Seen in situ under in a Lancaster this is not the unit shown left but would be situated in the same position click on the picture to enlarge it.

All the switches move but and lock. The knob that turns on the side is missing , it still has wires attached but whether these are original I cannot say.

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Lancaster Bomb selector 3 (pg2 arm)

This is a bomb selector switch panel mounted on the bomb aimers panel. It is in very good condition in its original box.

The switches were set to allow the bombs to fall in a manner which would not de stabilise the aircraft upon release.

Also used in other RAF WWII  Bombers.

This Carries the Air Ministry Ref 5D/656

Seen in situ under in a Lancaster this is not the unit shown left but would be situated in the same position click on the picture to enlarge it.

This peace is in very nice condition everything functions as it should .

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Lancaster Bomb pre selector 1 (pg2 arm)

Here we have the standard bomb pre selector unit

This was  fitted to the Lancaster Bomb aimers panel and practically every other RAF Wartime bomber.

This one is in good age related condition with no cracks.

 Air Ministry Reference 5D/1063

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Lancaster Bomb pre selector 2 (pg2 arm)

Here we have the standard bomb pre selector unit

This was  fitted to the Lancaster Bomb aimers panel and practically every other RAF Wartime bomber.

 Air Ministry Reference 5D/1063

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 Please note this has slight cracking damage to the lower panel but will not be visible if fitted to a panel..

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Wellington Bomb pre selector  (pg2 arm)

Here we have the

early bomb pre selector as used in Welligtons and other early RAF bomber aircraft. all the switches operate as they should do but it is missing the rear of the case.

 Air Ministry Reference 5D/553

 

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Flare Height Setter (pg2 arm)

This is a Mk 1 Height Setter for 8 inch Flares

Ref: 5D/2646

S.G.Brown Ltd

This Has A Stores Ticket That shows it was taken from a Fairey Fulmar

First assigned to No. 806 Naval Air Squadron on HMS Illustrious, operating in the Mediterranean theatre,  Italian Flying boat snoopers and bombers immediately started falling in numbers. It's role seemed truly fulfilled as, up against the opponents it was designed to fight, it's pilots scores mounted. According to Osprey's excellent "Royal Navy Aces of WW2", no less than 9 pilots of 806 Sqn. alone reached ace status flying Fulmars! Fulmars were cover for the Swordfish attacking the Italian fleet at Taranto on November 11, 1940, a highly successful operation that, unfortunately, had dire consequences for Illustrious

At one time, 20 squadrons of the FAA were equipped with the Fulmar. It flew from eight fleet aircraft carriers and five escort carriers. No. 273 Squadron RAF operated them for some months in 1942 from China Bay, Ceylon, seeing action against Japanese forces during the raid on 9 April 1942, though about half the squadron personnel were Navy. Fulmars destroyed 112 enemy aircraft, which made it the leading fighter type, by aircraft shot down, in the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. The Fulmar ended its front line operational career on 8 February 1945, when a Fulmar MK II night-fighter from No. 813 Squadron had a landing accident at the safety barrier on HMS Campania and was written off

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