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Spitfire only parts brings together all the Spitfire parts from the other pages on the website. Many parts of the Spitfire were generic parts i.e. used in other aircraft types and these will be found in the pages listed above.

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Welcome to the armaments section.  Please be sure to check this section on a regular basis as new products are added weekly.

Please note all de activated weapons are now subject  to new EU regulations de activated weapons sold on this website may need new de activation certificates before a sale can be confirmed. If you wish to purchase a de activated weapon please contact me before completing the shopping cart.

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International buyers must check the legality of owning these de activated weapons in their own country as rules vary these are de activated to UK Spec and are certificated.

Browning .30 calibre MG 1938  (pg1 Arm)

This is a superb .30 calibre Browning made in 1938 at Fabrique Nationale de Herstal  Belgium. This gun has a British deactivation certificate and can be legally owned by anyone in the UK. This is a aircraft wing mounted gun hence the solenoid mounted on the top of the gun.

With assistance from firearms engineers at Fabrique Nationale de Herstal  Belgium, the Model 1919 was completely re-engineered into the .30 calibre M2 AN (Army-Navy) aircraft machine gun . The .30 in M2 AN Browning was widely adopted as both a fixed (offensive) and flexible (defensive) weapon on aircraft. Aircraft machine guns required light weight, firepower, and reliability, and achieving all three goals proved a difficult challenge. The receiver walls and operating components of the M2 were made thinner and lighter, and with air cooling provided by the speed of the aircraft, designers were able to reduce the barrel's weight and profile. As a result, the M2 weighed two-thirds that of the 1919 A4, and the lightened mechanism gave it a rate of fire approaching 1,200 rpm (some variants could achieve 1,500 rpm), a necessity for engaging fast-moving aircraft. The M2's feed mechanism had to lift its own loaded belt out of the ammunition box and feed it into the gun, equivalent to a weight of 11 lb (5 kg). In Ordnance circles, the .30 M2 AN Browning had the reputation of being the most difficult-to-repair weapon in the entire US small arms inventory.

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The M2 also appeared in a twin-mount version which paired two M2 guns with opposing feed chutes in one unit for operation by a single gunner, with a combined rate of fire of 2,400 rpm. All of the various M2 models saw service in the early stages of World War II, but were phased out beginning in 1943, as hand-trained defensive machine guns became obsolete for air warfare (the .50 in/12.7 mm M2 Browning and 20 mm automatic cannon had replaced the .30 in as offensive air armament as well). The .30 in M2 aircraft gun was widely distributed to other US allies during and after World War II, and in British and Commonwealth service saw limited use as a vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft or anti-personnel machine gun.

The same basic weapon was also chambered for the British .303 round, and was used as aaircraft gun in fighters and bombers such as the Spitfire and Lancaster.

  £1250 each

We have two available both in identical condition with the same dates.

Shipping is not included in the cart please contact me to get an accurate quote.

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Below an M63 fitted with a 50 call MG

50 Calibre Anti Aircraft Mount (pg1 Arm)

Here is an original M63 50 calibre anti aircraft mount its in excellent condition and works as it should complete with a 100 round ammo box.

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Please note this sale is for the 50 call mount only does not include the MG.

  £1200

This item is heavy and large international buyer please contact me for a shipping quote

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Spitfire MK IX Cannon Cowlings *(pg1 Arm)

This is a pair of professionally made cannon cowlings made for a flying MK IX Spitfire which are no longer required as originals were sourced they have alloy ends and alloy inserts to allow them to be fitted . The cowls themselves are made from a hard and lightweight resin exactly to scale.

  £695 for the pair

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Shown above the Vickers K fitted to the SAS desert jeeps.

Vickers K machine Gun SAS (pg1 Arm)

This is a solid all metal and wood replica of the Vickers K machine gun, deacivated versions of this MG are extremely rare and command prices of up to 10K. This replica has a fixed magazine and is perfect for display or use on a SAS jeep. I have another model available with a mag which can be removed I also have spare mags please  Contact me  for your requirements. These guns do not fire or dry fire they are purely for display you must be over 18 to order no licence is required in the UK for ownership.

The Vickers K machine gun, known as the Vickers Gas Operated (Vickers G.O.) in British service, was a rapid-firing machine gun developed and manufactured for use in aircraft by Vickers-Armstrong The high rate of fire was needed for the small period of time when the gunner would be able to fire at an attacking aircraft.

The SAS adopted the Vickers K for their hit and run tactics, mounting on their jeeps. Over the years, it was assumed by some that the latter services took the phased-out VGO because they could obtain no other suitable machine guns but with its high rate of fire and low-friction locking design (which proved resistant to jams from sand), the LRDG and SAS found the G.O. markedly superior to either the .303 in (7.7 mm) water cooled Vickers or the Bren gun.

  £850

International buyers will be responsible for ensuring the legality of importing these guns. Contact me for shipping quote.

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.303 and 30 calibre bullet linking tool (pg1 Arm)

This is an original bullet belt linking tool. It ensures all the bullet are aligned correctly in the belts to ensure they run through the MG smoothly. Boxed in excellent condition.

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Bullets not included

  £195

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  £125

20mm Hispano cannon magazine cowling (pg1 arm)

This is the cowling for a  lightweight feeder magazine for a 20mm Hispano cannon it is in excellent condition  These replaced the large drums which actually held the 20mm rounds, they are clockwork and feed the ammo in to the Gun from a box in the wing , this helped reduce the profile of the wing and reduce drag

The eight .303in machine guns of the Mk I Spitfire had given it a great deal of punch when it was designed, but when the Germans began to add armour to their bombers the machine guns were found somewhat lacking. Accordingly experiments were made with the use of 20mm Hispano cannon.

This gave it a great deal of punch when it was developed, but when the Germans began to add armour to their bombers, the rifle calibre machine guns lost some of their effectiveness.

The response was to fit the Spitfire with the 20mm Hispano cannon. This poses a variety of problems, not least of which was the size of the cannon. The only way to fit it in the Spitfire wing was to mount it on its side. A second problem was that the early cannons were prone to jam under the pressure of combat. If one cannon jammed, the recoil from the other one was enough to push the Spitfire off course.

The “b” wing entered service during 1940. No.19 Squadron used it during the battle of Britain, but the cannons were still causing problems. Finally in November 1940 no 92 Sdr was given Spitfires equipped with two 20mm cannon and four 0.303in machine guns. This proved to be a much more effective combination of weapons, and became the standard for the “b” wing.

The “c” wing appeared in October 1941. It was a “universal” wing that could take eight .303in machine guns, four 20mm cannon or two 20mm cannon and four machine guns. Each cannon now had 120 rounds, compared to the 60 of the “b” wing. This wing was used on the majority of Mk V Spitfires, normally with the combined cannon and machine guns configuration. The “c” wing also had the capability to carry two 250lb bombs under the wings, or one 500lb bomb under the fuselage. If machine guns were used, they were used in the outboard position. The “a” and “b” wings were not used after the Spitfire V.

Seen under the 20mm cannon left and the 50 call MG installation in a Mk IXe Spitfire. You can clearly see the magazine installation.

 

 

This collection is for sale on the SAS page link here

 

MG 42 Tripod AA Mount and complete set of accessories (pg1 SAS)

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From my personal collection I have owned for many years I am releasing this is a superb set , the MG 42 itself is a post war model but is identical in all respects to the wartime model. The gun is an old specification deact, due to new EU rules I am not allowed to sell this gun without it being deacticavated to the new specification which would basically ruin it. If a UK buyer buys the equipment the gun will be lent to you on indefinite loan to keep the collection together for display. Overseas buyers will only get the accessories minus the gun which has to stay in my ownership.

                                      

Everything you see minus the gun is included in the sale and includes both the tripod mount and the anti aircraft mount. The tripod mount includes a superb spotting optic which is crystal clear and functions as it should this is housed in a box on the tripod when not in use. Everything works . Also included is the MG 42 tool kit , spare barrel holder a very rare anti aircraft sight which folds up into its own case. The sling, ammo case, magazine, canvas bag and container are all included. This is the most complete set of equipment i have ever seen and is possibly unique as a collection.

                 

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The MG 42, possibly the best machine gun ever created. Whether called the “linoleum ripper” by Soviet soldiers, the “Spandau” by the British, “Hitler’s zipper” by the Americans, or Hitlersage (“Hitler’s saw”) or “Bonesaw” by its German users, the MG 42 machine gun proved its combat worth on every European battlefield. Its ominous and terrifying “ripping cloth report” announced to all the presence of the best machine gun available

                        

The MG 42 fired a 7.92mm round. With a muzzle velocity of 2,480 feet per second the MG 42’s effective range was nearly 1,100 yards. The gun used a 50-round flexible metal belt feed, or, alternatively, a 75-round snail drum magazine. A full 50-round belt of ammo would be depleted in a 21/2-second burst; the 75 round drum in 31/2 seconds. To permit longer fire bursts, MG 42 crews normally linked together several 50 round belts. Ammunition boxes (weighing 22 pounds each) held five separate belts totalling 250 rounds per box. A good crew could shoot 250 rounds in 12½ seconds of continuous fire, or 20-30 seconds by firing quick bursts.

As good as the MG 42 was, there were still complaints about its performance. First, unlike the MG 34, it could not fire single shots. Another complaint that arose due to the high rate of fire was that during prolonged firing the gun tended to veer away from the target due to the vibration and even push its operator backward. Once the gun was set on its tripod these problems vanished, and the MG 42 became the perfect sustained fire support weapon.

The tremendous rate of fire coming from the MG 42 was considered by some to be a waste of ammunition. To counter that argument, others said that since a soldier, in the Germans’ experience, only fired at an enemy he could see and time (only seconds) was fleeting, the more bullets directed at the enemy the greater chance for a kill.

                       

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MG 42 AA tripod mount (pg1 Arm)

 

Here is a an Anti Aircraft mount for the MG 42 in good condition its complete and operates as it should with free movement of all the parts.

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This mount is for sale on the SAS page link here

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B17 B24 Ball turret position indicator (pg1 instruments)

 

This is a mechanical Ball Turret Position Azimuth Position Indicator, Sperry part number 11585, used in the Sperry ball turret in WWII-era heavy bombers such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator. 

Mounted within the ball turret at the right foot of the ball turret gunner, it was connected to a rotating mechanical control cable.

 The round turret silhouette in the centre of the dial rotated as the turret rotated relative to the forward direction of the aircraft. 

 Thus, should the ball turret gunner hear "bandit at 4 o'clock low", he would know to rotate the turret to that position on the dial in order to greet the incoming foe with 50 cal MG's.

The field of view of the ball turret gunner was actually quite poor and it wasn't difficult for the gunner to lose orientation with respect to the direction of the aircraft. The dial measures 2.25 inches across and is ~1.25 inches deep.

Find this piece in the instruments section link here

 

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Wartime dated .303 shell cases(pg1 Arm)

Finally we have now managed to source some .303 wartime dated shell cases. These have been difficult to find as its now a disused calibre. We have dates from 1940 and if you want a specific date please ask otherwise we will send a selection as they come to hand. They will arrive in their original used condition and have not been cleaned. All cases are fired and inert. 

  £25 for ten

 

 

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Out of stock more wanted contact me.

Bren Gun Anti aircraft mount (pg1 Arm)

Here we have a superb Bren Gun AA mount, it can also be used as a tripod. It is all free and working as it should.

If required I will send pictures of it set up with a Bren mounted on it but its difficult to get a background free picture for the website so I have used a picture from the internet to show how it is set up.

The pictures of it folded up left is the actual mount for sale.

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Bren Gun (pg1 Arm)

This is an original de activated Bren Gun Mk II dated 1943. It has a current British standard deact cert but due to new EU legislation this may require updating before purchase please contact me .

  £850

 

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Ammo Pouch (pg1 Arm)

1942 Dated Pilot Officers ammo pouch for Pistol webbing. Superb original condition.

  £25

 

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Original WW2 Holster and Ammo Pouch (pg1 Arm)

Here we have a Light Coloured Gun Holster and Ammo Pouch

The Holster is Dated 1943 and was produced by Craft Ltd

This is in a Good Original Condition

£55

 

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20mm Cannon Flash eliminator(pg1 Arm)

Flash eliminator for a Hispano 20mm cannon in good condition with some surface Rust.

A flash suppressor, also known as a flash guard, flash eliminator, flash hider, or flash cone, is a device attached to the muzzle of a rifle that reduces its visible signature while firing by cooling or dispersing the burning gases that exit the muzzle, a phenomenon typical of carbine-length weapons. Its primary intent is to reduce the chances that the shooter will be blinded in low-light shooting conditions.

 

£175

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Boozer Indicator for Lancaster(pg1 arm)

Here we have a very rare original Boozer indicator fitted to Stirling's, Lancaster's and possibly other heavies, from 1942 to 1944. This indicator would have fitted in the main pilots panel. Designed to warn the pilot he was being tracked by a night fighter.

Boozer was a receiver which provided a visual indication that a bomber was being held in a radar beam of a type known to be used for following aircraft, and it was intended to make Boozer a universal fitting in bomber aircraft. In April 1943, a request for equipment on this scale was made, but for various reasons this target was never in within sight of realization. Technical difficulties rising chiefly from an insufficient knowledge of the details of enemy equipment. Interference with other airborne radar equipment, such as Monica and later carpet, and production shortcomings restricted the number of boozers available.

 Boozer idea was undoubtedly a very sound one, the more so because the apparatus did not itself radiate and so was immune from homing danger, but the practical obstacles were too great for it to be really effective and there is no evidence that it ever achieved the success that was hoped for it. It was finally discontinued in September 1944

£275

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Lancaster low level Bombsight computer B(pg1 arm)

Mk III Low level Bombsight computer

 WW2 RAF LANCASTER LOW LEVEL BOMBSIGHT COMPUTER.

 Ref No 9/2652, AND DATED 1943

DESIGNED FOR USE UP TO 1,000 ft. & DEVELOPED PRIMARILY FOR THE BOMBING OF GERMAN SUBMARINES AT LOW LEVEL, THE Mk 3 WAS ALSO VERY EFFECTIVE AGAINST LAND TARGETS. INTRODUCED INTO SERVICE WITH RAF No 2 GROUP BOSTON MEDIUM BOMBERS, IN MAY 1943. IT ALSO SAW SERVICE WITH THE FAMOUS DAMBUSTERS OF RAF 617 SQUADRON, FLYING LANCASTER'S, IN 1944. A FEW EXAMPLE'S WERE USED BY RAF 627 SQUADRON FLYING IN MOSQUITOES OF No.8 (PATHFINDER FORCE) GROUP. THIS EXAMPLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION & WOULD HAVE BEEN USED WITH THE LOW LEVEL BOMBSIGHT (not included).  WITH ALL PART'S WORKING. SIZE = 9 x 5 x 4"

£350

 

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Typhoon  60Lb Rocket (pg1 arm)

 

This is a stunning piece an original Wartime warhead  fired by Typhoons and other RAF  ground attack aircraft. The warhead is original and of coarse now totally inert .The tail and motor are reproduction's. In very good original condition it is of coarse inert.

 WW2 British 3” 60Lb RP S.A.P. (Rocket Projectile Semi Armour Piercing), in short RP-3.
The name 3” is derived from the diameter of the motor (76 mm). As it is unguided, aiming was a matter of judgment and experience. The rocket suffered badly from trajectory drop, making aiming difficult unless in a steep dive. Against slow moving large targets like shipping the rocket was a formidable weapon, and it was on anti-shipping operations that the RP-3 was first used in 1942.
The RP-3 were fitted to British fighter bomber aircraft such as the hawker Typhoon, the Bristol Beaufighter and the De Haviland Mosquito FB MkXVIII. A typical installation was 4 projectiles on launching rails under each wing. They would be fired in pairs, one left, one right toward the target on the ground. A full eight rocket salvo of 60Lb SAP rockets can be compared to the broadside salvo of a cruiser.

The 3” Mk.2 motor:
The motor exists of a thin walled 3” steel pipe with a venturi welded into the base of the pipe.
IThe motor is filled with an 11 pounds (5,2 kg) stick of cordite. This stick –when cut across- has the shape of a cross. The motor is electrically ignited by the igniter charge No.53, placed in the top of the motor in a recess in the powder stick. A moisture tight steel saeling cap is placed in the venturi. Through this cap the electric wire runs from the igniter charge to the electric connection plug.
A bag of silica gel is placed in the venturi to remove any moisture. A cross formed grid is placed between the powder stick and the venturi, preventing large pieces of cordite of blocking the venturi. This grid is connected to the powder stick by means of two nails.
The motor has 4 square sheet metal clip-on tailfins to stabilize the rocket in flight.

 

Shipping not included collection is possible if shipping is required we will quote for this on individual cases contact me,

We have the Gunsight that aimed these rockets link  here

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We have the Gunsight that aimed these rockets here

Typhoon Rocket attachment bracket (pg1 arm)

This is a pair of brackets that attach the rocket to the rocket rail. These are extremely rare and were excavated from an airfield dump in the Nijmegen area of Holland. Being steel and have been buried since WWII they were heavily corroded.

We treated them with a chemical to stabilise them, during restoration yellow paint was found in places and this has been replicated. They are now completely stable and will not flake or rust.

These are fittings for the MK I steel rail and differ from the later alloy rail.

Other Typhoon parts were found in the dump and Typhoons were used extensively in this area but rockets were also fitted to the Mosquito and Beaufighter.

 

Seen under the steel MK I Rocket rail these were replaced in 1944 by a lighter and more aero dynamic alloy version.

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Shipping not included contact me for a quote.

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Mk II Rocket rail (pg1 arm)

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This is a great piece of history it is the MK II version of the rocket rail. The MK I was found to be to heavy and not at all aero dynamic. The Mk II was introduced in 1944 and saw service with the Hawker Typhoon , Mosquito and Beaufighter. This one is crash damaged and has a curve I would imagine this could be straightened it has no corrosion.

See under the Mosquito fitted with the MK II rail.

Seen Under the Typhoon fitted with the MK II rail.

£40

Bomb Fusing Key(pg1 arm)

Here we have a key used for setting Bomb fuses .

This is a rare and unusual item and is Dated 1945

Unfortunately the Glass has Cracked

Bomb and Fusing selector (pg1 Arm)

Mint boxed bomb and fusing selector. With selector for night and day settings. A really rare quality piece, possibly used in Wellingtons.

£59

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Bombing Teacher Mk IV(pg1 Arm)

A three speed gearbox Bombing Teacher MK IV.

This has the Air Ministry Reference Number  9B/534 HTA

Marked with an air ministry crown this is an extremely rare piece used in the training of Bomb aimers.

 In very good functional condition.

£175

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Low Level Bombsite 2(pg1 arm)

 

DESIGNED FOR USE UP TO 1,000 ft. & DEVELOPED PRIMARILY FOR THE BOMBING OF GERMAN SUBMARINES AT LOW LEVEL,

THE Mk 3 WAS ALSO VERY EFFECTIVE AGAINST LAND TARGETS. INTRODUCED INTO SERVICE WITH RAF No 2 GROUP BOSTON MEDIUM BOMBERS, IN MAY 1943.

 IT ALSO SAW SERVICE WITH THE FAMOUS DAMBUSTER'S OF RAF 617 SQUADRON, FLYING LANCASTER'S, IN 1944. A FEW EXAMPLE'S WERE USED BY RAF 627 SQUADRON FLYING IN MOSQUITOES OF No.8 (PATHFINDER FORCE) GROUP.

  This is in NEW condition absolutely unused and spotless.

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£550

 

 

Air Gunners training aid(pg1 Arm)

 Here is the G45 Gun-Camera 'Indicator Footage Type 44'.

Manufactured by Wilkinson Machine Company Ltd.

This has the Air Ministry Mark with Ref: 14A/1425

This is part of a camera mounting plate as fitted to M.G.s for training purposes for air gunners it was fitted to the .303 or .50 M.G..Seen attached to the camera gun training unit left and below. PLEASE NOTE it is only the footage indicator shown top left that is for sale.

 

£125

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 RAF WWII Fighter G45 short lens Camera Gun (pg1 Arm)

 Here we have a camera gun used in practically every RAF Wartime fighter. As the gun button was depressed the camera which was mounted in the leading edge adjacent to the guns and recorded film as long as the guns were firing. This was later analyzed and used to confirm the Pilots claims of a kill or damage. This camera is in excellent original condition and still contains an original film cartridge.

This was most certainly fitted to a late war fighter as it is 24 Volt most fighters used a 12 volt system until later in the War.

Ref 14A/1390 

Seen above the aperture in a Spitfire behind which the camera gun was mounted.

Last moments of a Ju88 caught in Spitfires gun camera

£275

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This is a camera and requires no licence or deactivation cert.

1930s Lewis camera gun (pg1 arm)

This is superb item, it is a camera gun version of the Lewis gun used in the mid 1930's and early 1940's RAF aircraft.

Made by  Houghton-butchers ltd of London they were used to train gunners buy recording film of there accuracy during mock attacks. It was used in all aircraft fitted with the Lewis gun one of the most notable being the Fairey swordfish that despite its antiquated design continued in service with the FAA during WWII and being the aircraft responsible for crippling the Bismarck rudder in a torpedo attack, which caused the ship to circle and the Royal navy to close with its capital Battleships.

 

 Swordfish gunners among others would have used this camera gun during their training.

 

£1750

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Lancaster Turret Emergency Rotation valve (pg1 Arm)

This is a very nice original item complete in good condition. If the gunner in the rear turret was injured they used this valve to turn the turret and get him out. Fitted to practically all rear turrets, in Lancaster's Wellington's ect.

£275

Lancaster Turret Emergency Rotation valve 2 (pg1 Arm)

£275

Lancaster T1 Bombsight (pg1 Arm)

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In situ in Lancaster's bomb aimers position

This T1 is complete in  original condition supplied by the US under lend lease this type of bombsight was not in general use by the USAF and was fitted to other RAF heavy and medium bombers throughout the war.  The Anti Vibration Mounts have perished and will need to be Replaced

 

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WWI Aerial Flechette Dart RFC (pg1 arm)

This piece is a testament to the brutality of the First World War and the very first offensive bombing weapon.

These simple steel darts were dropped in their thousands over the trenches of the Western front on the troops and supply lines.

 

 When dropped from an aircraft at 5000Ft these simple weapons would reach a velocity matching a rifle bullet and pierce a soldiers helmet and also caused horrific injuries to the pack mules and horses used to supply the troops.

 In A1 original condition and despite the huge numbers they were originally produced in, is a very rare example of the first aerial delivered armament.

 

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Aerial darts falling on Calvary in WWI

WWI German Flechette (pg1 arm)

This piece is a testament to the brutality of the First World War and the very first offensive bombing weapon. These simple darts were dropped in their thousands over the trenches of the Western front on the troops and supply lines.

 When dropped from an aircraft at 5000Ft these simple weapons would reach a velocity matching a rifle bullet and pierce a soldiers helmet and also caused horrific injuries to the pack mules and horses used to supply the troops. In A1 original condition and despite the huge numbers they were originally produced in, is a very rare example of the first aerial delivered armament.

This is super rare 100% original Fliegertruppen, Imperial German Flying Corps aerial dart or flechette. This is a very large version of the dart and could be the only survivor of its kind in the world. This is a high quality precision engineered item that screws together in three sections and is about 28cm long and about 300g in weight. With metal tip and tail it has a wooded shaft, possibly two large to be dropped in numbers from fixed wing aircraft it may have been dropped from airships or possibly had a specialist purpose for killing war horses?

£399

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Lancaster Bomb Computer 2 (pg1 Arm)

Bomb computer supplied under the lend lease agreement with the US.

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£599

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Lancaster Bomb distributor (pg1 Arm)

Here we have bomb distributor mounted on the bomb aimers panel of a Lancaster positioned in the nose also fitted to other RAF wartime heavy bombers. In nice original condition in its original transit case.

Ref 5D/1065

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£275

£155

Spitfire Gun camera counter 1 (Pg1 Arm)

 

This is a camera gun counter, it measures the amount of footage used by the camera guns in a Spitfire. It was mounted on the LHS of the cockpit and was fitted to all MKs. Its in  nice original condition with plug.

Indicator Footage Type 45

Seen under in situ in Spitfire Cockpit

Also fitted to other Wartime RAF Fighters.

£175

Spitfire Gun camera counter 2 (Pg1 Arm)

Indicator Footage Type 45

This one in slightly better condition

Air Ministry Marked

Ref: 14A/1436

FN-82 - two gun 50 call  tail turret on late-model Lancaster

FN 82 50 call Browning cocking lever(pg1 arm)

Here is a really nice piece its the cocking lever from a 50call turret. The gunner could not reach the bolt in the normal way due the space restrictions and this modification was added to the 50 call browning to allow the gun to be cocked. A nice rare piece in excellent condition. This is for the right hand gun

Seen in situ in an FN82 Turret under

£225

 

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1940 Battle of Britain dated Bomb mount (pg1 arm)

This is a beautiful piece that has been polished. The patent date was researched and this was a batch produced in 1940 and allowed small aircraft such as the Tiger Moth to carry  bombs. 

This is quite an important historical piece as it was one of a number of make shift counter measure's developed to hinder the invasion in 1940.  This was a long time before the Hurricane or other available fighters were modified to carry bombs. Another of this type of counter measure were the fitting of 20mm cannons to the Lysander , long before they were fitted to the Spitfire or Hurricane.  In 1940 there were not many suitable aircraft capable of attacking the invasion barges. 

£125

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Bofors anti aircraft sight ring (pg1 arm)

 

 

This is an original sight ring for a Bofors antiaircraft gun The ring  is 9 1/2" in diameter.

The Bofors anti aircraft gun was adopted by the British Army in 1937 as its standard light AA weapon in a single-barrelled, air-cooled version. It was a great success and demand exceeded production until 1943.

The quality of the gun was such that the Royal Navy also started fitting it to ships in 1941, before adopting a purpose-designed twin-barrelled water-cooled version, first used in late 1942

This deck mounted gun was fitted to armed Merchantmen and could be also used against submarines. Probably fitted as ancillary armament on war ships.

£375

20MM Anti aircraft Gun Sight Mount (pg1 arm)

Here we have a 20mm Gunsight mount.

It has  no corrosion still oiled. This heavy mounting has the range site attached to the front.

Clearly seen under mounted to a single 20mm anti aircraft gun.

£299

Gunsight Anti aircraft ring (pg1 arm)

Here we have a Original Anti-Aircraft Gunsight Ring

These parts come in their original canvas bag.

 It was Designed to clip over the barrel looks suitable for 50 call and 20mm

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Grumman TBM Avenger Turret Control(pg1 arm)

This is a Turret Pistol Grip from a Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps

 The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become one of the outstanding torpedo bombers of World War II. Greatly modified after the war it was still in use till the 1960's

The Electrically Driven Gun Turret is located at the top of the fuselage. It was equipped with a .50 calibre gun with a container for 200 rounds of ammunition.

The Pistol Grip control handle has incorporated the Action switch, the high speed switch and the Trigger for firing the guns electronically .

The Action Switch must be held closed to make the turrets controls operate. When it is released the turret automatically returns to its neutral position.

Grumman TBM Avenger

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Anti aircraft gun range finder Mk II (pg1 arm)

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Here is a superb Anti aircraft gun range finder dated 1942 in its original transit case along with its tripod. This is only the second one of these I have seen and the last did not have its tripod. This piece of equipment was operated by Flak crews many of whom were women, affectionately known as Ack Ack Girls. This piece of equipment worked out the range of the approaching enemy aircraft and relayed this information to the guns.

£1200

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250lb General Purpose Bomb Shell (page 4 relics 15)

Here we have the Outer Shell from a 250lb General Purpose Bomb

Although we do not Know the Exact History of this piece, But we do know that it was recovered from the Ardennes in France

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B17 Mid Upper Turret Gun trigger(pg1 arm)

Here we have a trigger for the B17 mid Upper turret, the aircraft this came from was shot down in Holland, the lever still moves and although there is damage to the top its a great piece of history. The aircraft serial number is 42-29796 it was recovered from Vries in Holland. Part of the 527th Bomber group it was shot down by Obfw Hans Laun in a FW 190 of KG 1/3 while on a mission to bomb an aircrafts components factory in Kassel.

Shown in situ above in a B17

£125

 

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