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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E Fuel priming pump (pg1 fuel)

Here is an extremely rare fuel priming pump as fitted to the BF109 E. There is no damage or chips to the case and the pump moves up and down without any resistance.  This piece also appears to be fitted to the BF 110 and a similar version also appears in the FW 190.  

The Bf 109E was the standard Luftwaffe fighter at the start of the Second World War. It was the only single engine Luftwaffe fighter in use during the Battle of Britain, Like all early versions of the 109, it was relatively short lived, being replaced by the 109F in 1941.

The 109E was the first version of the fighter to be based around the Daimler Benz 601 engine, giving it significantly superior performance to the earlier Jumo 210 powered machines. Its top speed rose by 60 miles per hour, its service ceiling by nearly 5000 feet! The DB 601 engine used direct fuel injection instead of a carburettor, meaning that it performed much better under negative G than the Spitfire or Hurricane, or than earlier models of the 109 (apart from the 109C, which has a similarly designed Jumo 210G engine).

Work on the 109E began in the summer of 1938. The first prototype of the new variant, the 109V-14, flew then. It was powered by the DB 601A engine, and armed with two nose-mounted MG 17s and two wing mounted MG/FF cannon. A second prototype, the V-15, soon followed, this time armed with a single nose-mounted cannon.

Production of the Bf 109E-1 was delayed by problems with the DB601 engine. The pre-production E-0s were ready by December 1938, by which point complete 109E-1 airframes were being made. However the engine did not appear until the spring of 1939. This partly explains the sudden rapid appearance of the 109E in Luftwaffe service over the summer of 1939 all that was left to do was fit the engine to the aircraft. 850 Bf 109E-1s were delivered in the first eight months of 1939, in time for the outbreak of war. 

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Seen in situ under marked L in the original 109E pilots notes

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1939 Fuel transfer pump (pg1 fuel)

This is a very nice piece dated 1939 its a fuel transfer pump. The reference code of 27F identifies it as airborne fuel equipment and so was definitely fitted to an aircraft. Fuel transfer pumps were only required in bombers or larger aircraft to stabilise the aircraft as fuel was used. So far I have been unable to identify the specific aircraft it was used in but there were a limited number of aircraft which were in service with the RAF in 1939. It may have been used in more that one aircraft type but a definite contender is the Short Sunderland flying boat that had mechanical fuel transfer pumps as a back up to the electrical ones. This aircraft stayed in the air for very long periods and carried a huge fuel load which would need to be moved around the aircrafts various fuel tanks to maintain stability in the air. It is of coarse quite possible this was fitted to a Wellington or Hampton which were also operational in 1939.

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Vickers fuel cock (pg1 fuel)

 

It has four settings. All off A to B. A to C. A to B&C

The Spitfire used this type of valve for switching tanks and almost certainly used in other RAF WWII aircraft. The piece is in excellent condition and the lever turns freely and the intakes are sealed with their originals caps.

 

Out of stock more wanted contact me

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Original Spitfire fuel cap * (pg1 fuel)

Here is a fuel cap from a Spitfire with stores tag attached showing 26 A J the Spitfire A/M code.

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Belly, Aux and Main Fuel cock (pg1 fuel)

This is a really nicely marked fuel cock. I do not know which aircraft this is from if you can help with an ID please contact me.

 

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Seen above the Westland Whirlwind

Westland Whirlwind prototype and MK I fuel selector switch (pg1 fuel)

This is a unique item, it is a fuel selector switch and gauging push button for a Westland Whirlwind..

 It is not Airministry marked and has a stamp which identifies it as made by Smith and Sons. Being a specifically made part for a specific aircraft I believe this was made only for the Whirlwind and was only used in the prototype and the MK I. It was not used in the Whirlwind after the MK I.

This probably makes this part unique with no other surviving examples. In total only 116 Whirlwinds were produced including the two prototypes.  It is in excellent condition and functions as it should the switch moves and the push button depresses.

Seen in situ above and below in the Westland Whirlwind prototype cockpit. Click on the Pictures to enlarge them.

Two prototype Whirlwinds were ordered by the Air Ministry in February 1937, and the first of these flew on 11 October 1938. Despite delays in development and production of the Peregrine engine, two contracts were placed in 1939, each for 200 fighters as Whirlwind Is, and the first series aircraft flew in June 1940. In the event, production ended with 114 aircraft built, these serving with only two RAF squadrons (Nos 263 and 137). Armament problems and changing operational needs curtailed the usefulness of the Whirlwind, which was enhanced in late 1942 by the addition of a pair of wing racks to carry two 113kg or 227kg bombs. Operational use of the Westland fighter came to an end in November 1943.

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Spitfire Fuel tank cock single lever  (pg1 fuel)

This new made piece is the fuel cock which turns the fuel on and off.  This one is the single lever model we will also have the twin lever version shortly.

Made to exact specification from original drawings.  The only difference from the original is that the main body is steel rather that cast alloy.

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Seen in situ above in the Spitfire cockpit

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Spitfire Fuel tank cock twin lever  (pg1 fuel)

This new made piece is the fuel cock which turns the fuel on and off. This one is the the twin lever version .

Made to exact specification from original drawings.  The only difference from the original is that the main body is steel rather that cast alloy.

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Rotax Type M 2601 Hand primer pump  (pg1 fuel)

Here is a Rotax fuel primer pump appears in good condition unlocks with a good strong spring and the moves smoothly.

95

 

Spitfire Fuel push button (pg1 fuel)

This is a push button for gauging the fuel tanks fitted to the Spitfire main panel as well as other RAF aircraft,

These are extremely rare parts and this one is in serviceable condition.

It has some very slight damage to the bottom cover but will not affect its use.

 

195

 

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Supermarine part number explanation under

361= Spitfire IX Merlin 61 MH874 prototype & production

54= Service tank

Original Mk IX Spitfire Service tank bracket(pg1 air)

Shown above the stunning Mk IX Spitfire

I am not sure what service tank the piece relates to it is spring loaded it could be a fuel tank or and oil tank or possibly access to the cooling system. This carries the Vickers Armstrong Castle Bromwich inspection stamp.

Follow this link to find this in the airframe section.

 

Vickers Fuel Cock 2 (pg1 fuel)

Here we have  fuel cock with Ref: 27F/2128

This is in a serviceable condition 

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Vickers Fuel Cock 3 (pg1 fuel)

Seen in situ under in a MK I Spitfire

265

 

Spitfire wobble pump (pg1 fuel)

Mk XIV Spitfire

A wobble pump for priming the Griffon Engine of late model Spitfire's MkXIV onwards. This replaced the K Gass pump fitted to earlier models.

Out of stock more wanted contact me

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Wobble pump 2 (pg1 fuel)

Here is a another slightly different model in good working order.

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KI- Gass  Spitfire 6(pg1 fuel)

Ki Gass pump in its Original Box and Packaging.

 Ki Gass priming pump used to prime Merlin's in good serviceable condition.

 Mounted in the Spitfire on the lower RHS of the Cockpit.

This would have been fitted to other RAF wartime aircraft including the Hurricane.

We Will Open this at time of purchase for Inspection

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Currently out of stock more soon.

K Gass Spitfire Fitting Brackets (pg1 fuel)

Re manufactured bracket for fixing the K Gass pump to the Cockpit Bulkhead of the Spitfire. Plate attaches to the bulkhead and the K Gass attaches to the spacers as seen left.  Click picture under to enlarge.

K Gass twin engine (pg1 Fuel)

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K Gass pump in excellent condition appears to be for a twin engine aircraft as it has one inlet and two outlets. If you know its application please contact me.

Two available

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Fuel Trap 2 Spitfire(pg1 Fuel SP)

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Fuel Trap 2 Spitfire(pg1 Fuel SP)

This is a fuel trap to collect excess fuel from the pipe connected to the boost gauge. Used in Mk1 Spitfire and I expect other fighters. its clearly been used and has some dents, the remains of original pipe and certainly needs a good clean.

 6A/715

Out of stock more wanted contact me

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Bristol Blenheim R3912 K Gass

This is a great recognisable piece from Blenheim R3912 the K Gass pump used to prime the engine before starting in great shape. Unusually in the Blenheim the primer pumps are located in the engine nacelles and operated from the ground.

Dated 1938

Available in the relics section link here.

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KI- Gass 4 (pg1 fuel)

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KI- Gass 3 (pg1 fuel)

 Gas priming pump used to prime Griffon's and other big piston engines.

 Mounted in late Spitfire's on the lower RHS of the Cockpit.  This one has clearly been used and has slight damage to the handle please see the pictures. Un usually it is dated and has an Airministry crown.

 It is dated 1943 and as the MK XIV Spitfire did not enter service until October 1943, I believe this piece was most likely fitted in a Hawker Typhoon which entered service in 1941. Although either aircraft is a possibility.

Seen under in situ in a late Mk PRU Spitfire

Seen under in situ in a Hawker Typhoon.

 

KI- Gass 4 (pg1 fuel)

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Spitfire fuel filter (pg1 fuel)

Here we have a fuel filter for a Spitfire. It was mounted on the engine side of the firewall. The diagram below shows the filter in its position in the Spitfire fuel system.

325 each

Three available new old stock

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Hawker Typhoon Fuel filter and bracket (pg1 fuel)

 

This is a restored fuel filter from a Hawker Typhoon with its original bracket. The bracket has a small hairline crack .

 

Bracket part number B 106769 D

Fuel filter part number AGS1001/1

 

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See switch mid right above the fuel gauge.

Hawker Hurricane Fuel switch (pg1 fuel)

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A super rare fuel switch for the Hawker Hurricane its in superb condition and appears to be fully functioning. These switches are as rare or even harder to find than the fuel gauges themselves once again a unique item.

DATED 1942

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Please note we have other switches in these style so if you are after something specific contact me

Hawker Typhoon fuel tank selector (pg1 fuel)

 

A super rare fuel switch for the Hawker Typhoon its in nice original condition although it appears to be functional . This differs from the Hurricane unit in that it has four available tank selections. Nicely marked with Air Ministry crown.

 

Seen in situ below top right, left of the fuel gauge

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Please note we have other switches in these style so if you are after something specific contact me


 

Float switch 5CW 5099


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Merlin Fuel Trap (pg1 fuel)

 

 

This is a Oil water trap for a Merlin. It is still sealed and although it has some light external corrosion it should be good to go with a service. Marked with an Air ministry crown and RAAF.

Oil Water Trap.O.W.T45

It has R3096 stamped in black ink which may be an aircraft serial number although I have checked the Spitfire serials and cannot find a match.

N37 G 852

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Merlin Spitfire Fuel filter 2 (pg1 Fuel)

Here is a brass fuel filter as used on Merlin engines including Spitfires and Hurricanes. It appears to be in good serviceable condition.

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Merlin Spitfire Fuel filter 3 (pg1 Fuel)

This is a fuel filter for a Merlin as used by Spitfires and Hurricanes. It has light corrosion on the case but is still sealed with wire and appears clean and intact inside.

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Fuel Tank Selector (pg1 fuel)

I bought this advertised as a Lancaster fuel selector switch although I am dubious about this. The tank selectors I have seen on the lanc are very different to this. Any info you may have will be gratefully received, Contact us

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1913 dated Pump (pg1 fuel)

I suspect this to be a fuel priming pump for a pre WW1 aircraft, this is the oldest aviation part on the website. It is clearly dated 1913 and made by Lunkenheimer, a company which still makes valves and pumps to this day. The other numbers are SP. 28477 Type EB. If anyone can tell me exactly what this part belongs to I will supply a voucher to use on the website. The pump functions, the right angled bar acts as a tap, the face plate is faintly marked "ON" at the top. A 1913 By plane is shown left.

Out of stock more wanted

USAF Wobble Pump(pg1 fuel)

This  is an American fuel wobble pump.  The cap on the bottom is removable for access to the fuel filter . The small tap is the fuel drain for checking for any water in the fuel.  
It is a standard AN part and may also be to a range of  American aircraft types. 
Information supplied by Mike Nicholls originally sold to me and listed as a Turret control so thanks to Mike for correcting the listing.

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Here are two very early 1940 and 41 dated fuel pressure sender units, sealed they should be serviceable subject to the required checks.

 

1940 Fuel Pressure sender (pg1 Fuel )

155 each

 

1940 dated Pesco Fuel Pump (pg1 fuel )

Pesco fuel pump dated 1940 appears serviceable.

375

 

1942 dated Pesco Fuel Pump (pg1 fuel )

Pesco fuel pump dated 1942 appears serviceable.

375

 Pesco Vacuum pump (pg1 fuel )

Serviceable Pesco vacuum pump nice Air ministry crown.

375

 

Shell vintage aviation fuel can (pg1 fuel )

 

This is a stunning 2 gallon shell fuel can dating from the late 1930s , it has been restored to its original colours. A rare piece and a great addition to any aviation collection.

 

 

 

175

 

 Fuel cock 27F/1991 (pg1 fuel)

Here we have a Fuel cock

 This has the Reference Number 27F/1991

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Three way Fuel cock (pg1 fuel)

Here we have a New old stock Fuel Cock

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P-47 Thunderbolt Fuel Cock (pg1 fuel)

This is Fuel Cock as used in the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

It is Manufactured by AIR inc Associates

It has Part Number 33-B-6001 and Assemberly Number 93F65226-1

Seen in Situ Below

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WW2 USAAF Fuel Nozzle (pg 1 Misc)

Here is a Fuel Nozzle used by the United States American Air Corps to Refuel Aircraft

This is made from Cast Brass and was Manufactured by Milwaukee Valve Company

1 No P202

It has 22111-G and W535-AC-25596 Stamped on it

This was used to fuel Aircraft such as the B17 Flying Fortress

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108 Gallon Paper Drop Tank Filler Cap  (pg 1 fuel)

Here is a Fuel Filler Cap for the 108 Gallon Paper Drop Tank.

This was found in the Netherlands by Aviation Archaeologists and There is still parts of the Paper attached to the Filler Cap

The original cigar-shaped 108 US Gallon tanks were delivered from British sources, and had a 'smooth' exterior, being constructed from mild steel. But, due to the need for this 'precious' metal for more important uses, a paper version was designed, the thinking being that, why waste valuable steel on a 'use once then throw away' product.

They were made from laminations of paper card, with a plastic resin impregnation, and moulded rather like a papier mache 'model'. They were even sometimes referred to as 'papier mache' tanks, and were, to an extent, an early form of what we now know as fibre glass, with paper rather than extruded glass fibres.

The paper was wound around the main body because it was a simple cylinder. The cones were more complex and were hand laminated.The paper that covered the cones was cut like flower petals. As each layer was applied with glue it was squeegeed with a specially shaped squeegee. After forming wood baffles were riveted in place.Other pipes and fitting were added. The interiors of the three sub assemblies were coated with glue and then sprayed with fuel resistant shellac laquer.The three assemblies were bonded together in a horizontal hand cranked press. Once the tank was cured it was pressure tested to 6 psi.

Acceptable tanks were then given two coats of cellulose dope. They were then given two coats of aluminum paint applied by spray. Stenciling was then applied. 13,166 tanks were made.

However, their use was mainly by the 8th USAAF, and rarely by British forces (RAF or FAA), as the requirement was for use by the longer range escort fighters.

Tanks of 108 US Gal capacity in steel were still used by the USAAF, but these became more common from American production sources. These could be identified by their finish in Neutral Gray paint. The British - produced paper tanks, distinguishable by their 'ribbed' appearance and silver doped finish, were used on the P47 and P51, as well as the 'tear drop' steel under-wing tanks on the latter, and the early steel belly tank, and later, flatter belly tank on the former.

The tanks were made of Kraft paper laminated with resorcinol glue. There were three main components. The nose cone, tail cone ,the middle body. These were shaped over wood forms.

Seen on the Tank in Situ Below above the Writing

 

 

 


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