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The new instruments home page contain miscellaneous, and unusual gauges which do not have a specific section page

Page 1 Instruments

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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

Link to Instrument Panel page, panels and miscellaneous related items.

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Battle of Britain Omega Watch 6B/159 (pg1 instruments)

Worn by Battle of Britain Pilots

This is one of the rarest piece's on this site and the most desirable time piece of WWII bar none.

 Omega supplied only 2000 Watches to the RAF during the entirety of the War.

This one off batch of 2000 being shipped from Omega to Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Jewellers to the Queen on the 5th of January 1940 in time for the Battle of Britain. Once checked they were then issued to the Air ministry and distributed to the Pilots and navigators of the RAF Operational Squadrons.

 Omegas were not  supplied to the Air Ministry again in this design, similar watches in the same style were supplied by Longines and Movado at approximately half the cost of the one with the Omega movement and although not plentiful are allot more common than the Omega.

Currently there is not a single one of these watches available for sale on the net world wide. The ones that do appear very rarely are often in very poor condition. This is one of the best surviving example's in the world if not the best. Omega do not have one in their museum.

This watch has not been restored and is original in every respect. The locking mechanism for the bezel works perfectly and is slightly raised above the winder to make it easier to use with gloves.

 It is in perfect working order and is clean throughout as can be seen by the pictures. Marks left on the movement case show that it has been serviced four times by Herstmonceux on behalf of the Air Ministry and re issued five times proving that this watch saw active service through the War.

The engraving on the rear of the case is not worn and is crystal clear and legible. I believe the strap is original to the watch is by Jules Dreguet made in England.

The movement number of 8053054 date's the Omega production to between 1935 & 1939

Serial number 5090/40

A/M 6B/159

Movement Mk VII

Movement number 8053054

15 Jewels

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Original Spitfire trim gauge (pg1 instruments)

 More always wanted contact me

Original Spitfire U/C indicator (Page16 Undercarriage indicators 1)

In stock and available on the Undercarriage indicator page link.

BACK IN STOCK 06/03/09


Reproduction Spitfire trim gauge (pg1 instruments)

A top quality REPRODUCTION Spitfire trim gauge.

This is a copy of the rarest of instruments. Only made for Spitfires this part carried the Supermarrine 300 code number. This really is a superb gauge in a period case. This instrument was made by one of our suppliers in New Zealand. The donor gauges were sent out to NZ completed and sent back so have already travelled about 24,000 miles by air!. you will not be disappointed. You can undo the bezel and point the needle any where you want if required.




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 Remote Contactor (pg1 instruments)

 Remote contactor IFF system. (Identification Friend or Foe) Spitfires had these fitted to the top RHS of the cockpit. The unit transmitted a signal for 15 secs out of every minute thus identifying this aircraft as friendly to the radar operators below. This enabled controllers to identify friend aircraft. This is the 24 volt version.


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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.



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 Remote contactor control box (Pg1 Instruments)

 Remote contactor IFF system control box. Fitted to Spitfire's as well as other aircraft.

The unit transmitted a signal for 15 seconds out of every minute thus identifying this aircraft as friendly to the radar operators below. 

This enabled  fighter command controllers to vector Fighters on to the enemy with two distinct plots

. The control box has a clockwork mechanism and plugs into the remote contactor below.

The control boxes are much harder to find than the remote contactor.

This has the refrenece:10A/10994



Turret Position Indicator (pg1 instruments)

Used in the turrets of Heavy Bombers such as Lancaster's, giving the gunner the position of the turret. 


See very rare turret gunsights, village Inn and z equipment here.


Seen right Cannon armed MK XVI Spitfire

Out of Stock

20mm Ammunition Counter (pg1 instruments)

 These instruments are a very attractive and desirable, collectable. The ammunition counter is intended to give the pilot an indication of the number of rounds remaining. It was thought prudent to under indicate by 5% the remaining ammo.

This one is not perfect but in reasonable original used condition it has some very light corrosion on the case.

The gauges indicates rounds per inboard gun, the counter can be altered to set the number of rounds and does seem to confirm Fighter rather than bomber use as Bombers don't generally have wing mounted guns.

 I am at a loss to explain which gauge this aircraft fitted and I must admit I have never seen one in a cockpit layout, I afraid for now its application is a mystery. Can anyone help? contact me

Dated 1942



Out of stock more wanted contact me

.303 Ammunition Counter (pg1 ins)

 These instruments are a very attractive and desirable, collectable. The ammunition counter is intended to give the pilot an indication of the number of rounds remaining. 

This gauge is in its original box and in excellent condition, the .303 gauges are harder to find than the 20mm particularly in this condition.

 Dated 1941

These counters were fitted to Gun Turrets but I suspect a wider application.

I have yet to find a picture of this gauge in situ although believe they were probably fitted to some fighters.

The reason for this assumption is its sister gauge the 20mm cannon counter. Some of the 20mm counters I have seen are dated as early as 1942, I may be wrong but I am not aware of any British Bomber that had 20mm cannon fitted in turrets as early as 1942.

 If someone has more info or a picture of this gauge or a 200mm gauge in situ contact us and I'll send you a free boxed Rad temp

Spare instrument glass kits (pg1 instruments)

These are original replacement glass lenses for the standard wartime instruments that you will find listed on these pages. Each box contains two glasses which are sealed and unopened. A typical gauge these are suitable for are the Rad Temp and Oil temp gauges used in Spitfires and practically every other RAF Warbird.

£10 per box two glasses

COMPASS CARD holder for the Spitfire Main panel. This is the bit that's everybody's missing. These are totally original new old stock fitted to nearly every type of wartime RAF aircraft. Sorry Very limited supply.

Original Compass Card Holder (pg1 instruments)


Re printed compass cards available £5 each free post


1930s Compass card holder (pg1 instruments)

New old stock original anodized compass card holder used in 1930s RAF aircraft that did not fly at night for example the Hawker Bi Planes.


Lancaster Autopilot indicator (pg1 instruments)

This gauge formed part of the Lancaster autopilot control system and was mounted on the main instrument panel just under the compass on the lower LHS

Currently Out of Stock More Wanted Contact Us

Bracket for Pressure gauges ect (pg1 instruments)

This is an original bracket for attaching the rectangular instruments such as oil pressure, fuel pressure and all other desyn type gauges

£10 each

A/M 6A/2200 Type C 24v

Radiator Shutter Pos Ind (pg1 instruments)

Used from 1943 onwards in many types of RAF aircraft. I believe these were used in Mosquito's and probably other RAF Wartime aircraft..



Flexible RPM drive 1 (pg1 instruments)

This is a mint serviceable rev counter drive which connect the above listed Spitfire rev counters to the Merlin.

Out of Stock More Wanted Contact Us

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Engine Hours Gauge (pg1 instruments)

This is a working gauge for recording the number of revs an engine has worked for.

A Lot of  wartime engines had these fitted.

Made by Smiths England.


Dated 1942




Air position indicator (pg1 instruments)

API is an air position indicator.  You set the North and East as the aircraft’s initial position or from a fix point.  The True Course is the aircrafts magnetic heading offset using the VSC – variation setting control – to get a True Heading or True Course.  A feed is the aircraft’s airspeed corrected for temperature and height.  This then gives a position of where the aircraft would be assuming no wind.  As there is usually wind the position is its air position. Comparing the given air position with an updated fix we can calculate the wind over the previous period.


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Lancaster Beam approach gauge (pg1 instruments)

Beam approach, fitted to the Lancaster's main Pilots instrument Panel and other heavy Bombers. In nice clean original condition please enlarge the pictures to take a closer look.

Seen in situ above in a Lancaster



Air Log (pg1 instruments)

Pre war instrument used for navigation. A quality, early piece when air navigation was in its infancy .

Made by Air Log Company Ltd  London W 9



Ammo Counter G Turret (pg1 instruments)

Here we have a really nice ammo counter for a Twin MG G type turret.


Bomb Indicator (pg1 instruments)

This is a bombing indicator. Using the standard Oil pressure/ suction gauge case, its purpose is the guide the pilot on the bomb run visually rather than rely on shouted instructions from the bomb aimer.

I have two date1943 and 1944 so in use by the bombers of that period.

Complete with panel mounting bracket.


Doppler (pg1 instruments)

Used as a navigation aid in heavy bombers


Time delay (pg1 instruments)

A nice little time delay switch, clockwork  motor works perfectly.

A/M 5CW/5501


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Plate adapter 5C/4205 (pg1 instruments)

Plate adapter used to convert instrument panels to use different instruments. The Mk I Spitfire had a plate like this to convert from the large early boost gauges to the standard wartime 2 inch versions.

5C/ 4205



New Instrument Case (pg1 instruments)

Boxed mint replacement case suitable for boost gauges ect.



Lancaster Air Position Indicator (pg1 instruments)

Here we have an Air Position Indicator as used by the Navigators of Lancaster Bombers

Mk 1.B Reference 6B/458

The Air Position Indicator (API), is an electromechanical device that combined the
input from the Air Mileage unit, which gave the true airspeed, and the heading being flown from the
Distant Reading Compass (DRC – a gyro-magnetic compass that also had a manually input correction for magnetic variation) to displayed the air position (i.e. the position of the aircraft assuming no wind),
displayed as a latitude and longitude, based on a starting position set at the beginning of the flight

Seen in Situ Below

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French Anemometer (pg1 instruments)

Here is a Wind Speed Gauge as used by the Armée de l'Air

Type 102 Manufactured by Appareillage Aeronautique

Dated 1956


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VOR TO/FROM Indicator (pg1 instruments)

Here we have a VOR Indicator

This is Post War but has no marking to Identify its use

There is a small amount of damage to the bottom of the cover


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Spare ASI/Altimeter Glass (pg1 instruments)

Here we have a Spare Glass for the Screw on Bezel Type Gauges

It has an  Diameter of 85mm and a Approximate Thickness of 40mm


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Spare ASI/Altimeter Bezel (pg1 instruments)

Here we have a Spare Screw on Bezel as used on ASI and Altimeters

We have three of these in stock. One is in Very Good Condition and the others two have a few scratches and nicks


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L/R Beam Approach Indicator (pg1 instruments)

Here we have a L/R Beam approach Indicator

It has the Reference Number 10Q/2

This was used in conjunction with the Marconi R1155 Radio Receiver

It was mounted in the Cockpit of the Lancaster next to the DR Compass

This was used on a variety of WW2 Aircraft


Seen in Situ Below in the Lancaster Panel

In Stock Available on the Directional Indicator Page

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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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