Welcome to SpitfireSpares.com pilot equipment section

 

To find Parts and services available click on the buttons

Search

AirFrame

Armaments

Books

Canopy

Controls

Deact Firearms

Electrical

Fuel

Gun Sights

Hydraulics

Instruments

Lighting

Jet Parts

Miscellaneous

Oxygen

Pilot Equiptment

Propellers

RFC Propellers

Power Plant

Parts Manuals

Radio

Rockets

Relics

Replica aircraft

SAS and Militaria

Undercarridge

Featured services and information

Aircraft For Hire

Aircraft recoveries

Aircrew

Refrence Section

Video

Visit to USA

Visit to Arnhem

HomeContact UsDelivery PolicyPayment OptionsTerms & ConditionsView Cart

 


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

1 2 3 4

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

RAF Chart board Type B Mk.2 (pg3 Pilot)

Here is an original Type B Chart Board Used by Navigators of the RAF

It has a Swinging Arm and Turning Dial that allows you to move the Ruler Across the Maps

This Carries the Air Ministry Reference 6B/137 and is Dated 1940

This was used in Twin Engine Aircraft without space for a Navigation Table

Out of stock more wanted contact us

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

MK IX Bubble Sextant (pg3 Pilot)

Here is an original bubble sextant in its original box with accessories in excellent condition. Used by navigators mainly in heavy bombers during WWII.

Dated 1944

Bubble sextant Mk IX BM

Serial number 10040/44

A/M 6B/313

The first pilot of a Short Sunderland of No. 230 Squadron RAF based at Aboukir, Egypt, takes the reading from a Mark VIII bubble sextant at the navigator's station in the aircraft.

275

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

MK IX Bubble Sextant 2(pg3 Pilot)

Here is an original bubble sextant in its original box

Used by navigators mainly in heavy bombers during WWII.

This one does not have all the accessories in the box

It is not in the best condition however it will clean up and make a great display piece

Dated 1943

Bubble sextant Mk IX BM

Serial number 7931/43

Air Ministry Reference: 6B/313

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

245

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

950

Dummy parachute (pg3 Pilot)

Correction to the original description I have been informed by  Jim van Ommeren that

This is a post-war PX- type dummy parachute as used by the parachute regiment for ground training.
They have a mock-up of a transport aircraft. And to train the pupils the correct drill in entering -exit and emergency procedures they use these dummy parachutes. There is a dummy reserve parachute to go along with that.
The PX-type parachute is the (1963) successor of the wartime X-type parachute. the wearer should be able to read the quick release buckle when wearing the harness.

Still makes a great substitute for re anactors

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them

55

Marshalling Mitts (pg3 Pilot Eq)

Here we have a nice pair of mitts worn by marshalling crew.

Dated 1948

J. Hanlon & Sons Ltd

Bomber Pilot seat harness 3 (pg3 Pilot)

This Harness is clearly dated 1940

175

 

Bomber Pilot seat harness 4 (pg3 Pilot)

125

Survival dingy paddles (pg3 pilot)

Click on the picture's to enlarge them

This is a pair of mint unused paddles as used by the aircrew of downed aircraft, strapped to their hands its enabled them to paddle the survival dingy.

This has the Ref No: 27C/1906

45 a pair

 

Click on the picture's to enlarge them

 

Mechanical Navigation Computer (pg3 pilot)

Royal Air Force issue Navigational Computer Mk III F* Ref No 6B/214 with Air Ministry markings. The computer, used to estimate True Course by allowing for aircraft speed, drift and altitude One side, covered with an aluminium plate stamped 'ISOTHERMAL CALIBRATION', has a rotating central dial and is calibrated to allow for calculations in nautical or statute miles, height in feet and temperature in centigrade. 

The back of the computer is also covered with an aluminium plate which has a large circle cut from the centre covered with thick clear celluloid. Beneath is a paper grid, marked in red, which can be wound through, using a Bakelite knob on the side of the computer, so that different configurations can be utilised. A rotating aluminium dial around the grid is marked with 360 degrees and 'N'. Further markings around the outside of the dial allow for port and starboard drift adjustment. This has the Air Ministry Reference No 6B/180 and has navigational computer mark III*F stamped on the Bottom

175

Click on the picture's to enlarge them

Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer (pg3 pilot)

Royal Canadian Air Force issue Model G Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer.

This is in good condition and includes the leg Straps

 The computer, used to estimate True Course by allowing for aircraft speed, drift and altitude One side, covered with an aluminium plate stamped 'I.C.A.N CALIBRATION', has a rotating central dial and is calibrated to allow for calculations in nautical or statute miles, height in feet and temperature in centigrade. 
 

The circular disk is the wind direction computer- first you line up the wind direction to "True" index with the compass ring, then mark the wind speed, usually by setting the dot in the center on 100 on the back graph, making a dot at the proper number above 100, and an arrow straight back to the centre dot. You would then turn the compass ring to your true course heading, and then move the back graph until the wind dot was on one of the calibrated lines for your indicated airspeed; your groundspeed will be under the centre dot... Then add or subtract the number left or right of centre to get your corrected heading, (WCA- Wind Corrected Angle for your true heading. Then put in your e/w variation, to get the magnetic heading, adjust for compass deviation, and here you have your Course Heading,

 

195

.

55

 

Coarse and speed computer  (pg3 pilot equip)

Here we have a course and speed computer

This is Not Complete as the dial on the back and the ruler is missing

This Carries Air Ministry Reference 6B/125

.

Does exactly what it says used for calculating coarse and speed.

.

85

 

Coarse and speed computer 2 (pg3 pilot equip)

Here we have a course and speed computer MK.IIA

This Carries Air Ministry Reference 6B/125

This is a Complete Example

Does exactly what it says used for calculating coarse and speed.

 

RAF Kit bag 1940(pg3 pilot)

This is a very nice Battle of Britain, 1940 dated kit bag. In excellent condition with a service number and initials, it should be possible with a little research to find out who the owner of the bag was and his service record. This website may aid in that search see link.

Out of Stock More Wanted Contact Us

Click on the picture's to enlarge them

Out of Stock More Wanted Contact Us

Mk.1A Parachute Harness Quick Release(pg3 pilot)

Here we Have a Quick Release Fitting Mk.1A for the Mk.2 Parachute Assemberly

This Carries the Reference Number 15A/150

Click on the picture's to enlarge them

75

 

Pilots Harness (pg3 pilot)

Here we have a Pilots Harness

It Seems that one of the Straps has been Cut

The Clips on the End are Marked AML10281/1

One of the Clips has some Corrosion

Click on the picture's to enlarge them

RAF Pilots Sutton Harness(pg3 pilot)

Here we Have a  Sutton Harness Used by RAF Pilots During WW2

It was used to keep the pilot in his seat during manoeuvres in flight

Sutton harnesses were used in many wartime and pre-war aircraft including the Spitfire and Hurricane.

This Comes with the Triangular Pin Release Buckle

385

RAF Map Orkneys and Shetlands (pg3 pilot)

Here we have a 1942 Aeronautical Map used by the R.A.F

This is a Fifth Edition Map

It Shows Northern Scotland and The Orkney and Shetland Islands 

35

 

WW2 Map Stranraer  (pg3 pilot)

Here we have a Ordinance Survey Map used by the RAF

This is a War Revision Edition form 1940

It Shows South West Scotland

This Has Original Annotations Written on the Map

35

 

 

RAF Map Skye and the Outer Hebrides (pg3 pilot)

Here we have a 1942 Army/Air Map

It Shows Western Scotland and the Surrounding Islands

35

 

Click on the pictures to enlarge them

 

Click on the pictures to enlarge them

 

 

Click on the pictures to enlarge them

 

Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall summer uniform (pg3 pilot)

Here is a reproduction uniform of a Generalfeldmarschall the second highest rank in the Luftwaffe and equivalent to the RAF Marshall of the Airforce.

 The trousers are original but made post war.

 It is is good clean condition. It appears to be missing one epaulet on the left shoulder but being no expert on German uniforms please look at the pictures what you see is what you get.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them

 

150

1 2 3 4

 

 


 © Copyright 2003.  SpitfireSpares.com.  All Rights Reserved.