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Transit Cased WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffe Fl.23421 Einheitspeilscheibe PSE Aircraft Compass By 'jlq' (V.Hodek, Flugzeuggerte, Prague). Sn 19041 - 19041
This is an excellent original transit cased Second World War German Luftwaffe compass Fl.23421 Einheitspeilscheibe PSE. The compass has manufacturer specification plates to side of compass and inside lid of fitted wooden case, the Nazi wartime manufacturer code 'jlq' is 'V.Hodek, Flugzeuggerte, Prag' an aircraft equipment manufacturer based in nazi occupied Prague (capital of the now Czech Republic). The case which measures 9”x6”x7 ¾” has stencilled designation Fl.23421. The wooden case with hinged lid and leather carry handle has no damage and original paint. The fitted case snugly fits the compass and its fixing bracket. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19041
£375.00

WW1 Themed British Royal Flying Corps (RFC) / Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) Hand Oil Painted Commemorative Painting 29th Squadron RFC By London Artist / Graphic Designer Geoff Wiggins C1970’s. Sn 19150 - 19150
This is a Hand Painted 29th Squadron RFC / RNAS Commemorative, showing a British WW1 aircraft over water within an oval laurel spray with four bladed propeller below, crossed union flags and crowned GR (George Rex). To one corner is 1915 and another corner 1917. The lower section has 29 Squadron and battle honours / stations. It measures 47 ½ x 68cms.This oil painting on wood with wood frame although un-signed is no doubt by British London based artist / graphic designer Geoff Wiggins who painted many similar commemorative pieces in the 1970’s. All colours are vivid and the paining clean with no damage. The rear of the painting has cord for wall hanging. Sn 19150
£245.00

WW1 Themed British Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Hand Oil Painted Commemorative Painting 5th Squadron RFC By London Artist / Graphic Designer Geoff Wiggins C1970’s. Sn 19149 - 19149
This is a Hand Painted 5th Squadron Royal Flying Corps Commemorative, showing a early WW1 RFC aircraft in flight over land within a laurel spray with draped flags of United Kingdom and France over the top, crowned GR (George Rex) and to the side RFC. Below details of 5 Squadron with battle honours / stations. Dates 1914 and 1915 to top corners. This oil painting on wood with wood frame measures 79 x 60cms and although un-signed is no doubt by British London based artist / graphic designer Geoff Wiggins who painted many similar commemorative pieces in the 1970’s. All colours are vivid and the paining clean with ho damage. The rear of the painting has cord for wall hanging. Sn 19149
£275.00

WW2 Era Japanese Fighter & Bomber Aircraft Compass. Sn 19143 - 19143
This is an original WW2 Era Japanese Fighter & Bomber Aircraft Compass. It has blackened brass casing with brass and glass top. It has a black face dial to the interior with white graduated numerals and silvered arrow indicator. The casing has its original data plaque with Japanese script markings and serial number (illustrated). The face is 4” diameter and it measures 5” diameter overall x 2 ½” height. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19143
£375.00

Transit Cased WW2 Era F24 British RAF / Air Ministry Aerial Reconnaissance Camera. Sn 19146 - 19146
The F24 series of cameras were used by the British Air Ministry / RAF for aerial reconnaissance by British and Allied armed forces into the mid-1950s. The outline design of the F24 camera was carried out by the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, and it was introduced in 1925. Detailed design, and most production, was by Williamson Manufacturing Company Ltd of Willesden Green, London NW.10. The F24 was designed to be lighter and smaller than the F8 camera of 1919, but the F8 continued to be used in less demanding installations. They could be fitted with either a Type 21 hand adaptor with two side handles, or a Type 25 fixed mounting and Type 35 control box and motor drive. This is an original WW2 era F24 British Air Ministry / RAF aerial reconnaissance camera. A contemporary WW2 image of a British RAF ground crew member mounting F24 cameras in the blister of a Spitfire fighter aircraft is reproduced in image 1. Our example is in excellent condition. The metal work retains its original blue paint finish and is complete with data plaques and Air Ministry information plate. The camera in its case measures 19 ½” x 15 ¼” x 11 ½”. The case has just light knocks and bumps to be expected. It has steel carry handles and its door latches work as they should. The case has stencilled Air Ministry information which can be seen in the images. We have not tested this camera. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19146
£475.00

WW2 Era F24 / K7 British RAF / Air Ministry Aerial Reconnaissance Camera With AM Type 21 Hand Adaptor Handles By B.I. Co Ltd. Sn 19148 - 19148
The F24 series of cameras were used by the British Air Ministry / RAF for aerial reconnaissance by British and Allied armed forces into the mid-1950s. The outline design of the F24 camera was carried out by the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, and it was introduced in 1925. Detailed design, and most production, was by Williamson Manufacturing Company Ltd of Willesden Green, London NW.10. The F24 was designed to be lighter and smaller than the F8 camera of 1919, but the F8 continued to be used in less demanding installations. They could be fitted with either a Type 21 hand adaptor with two side handles, or a Type 25 fixed mounting and Type 35 control box and motor drive. This is an original WW2 era F24 British Air Ministry / RAF aerial reconnaissance camera. A contemporary WW2 image of a British air crew member carrying an F24 camera is reproduced in image 1. His example has other accessories attached. Our example is fitted with original Type 21 hand adaptor with 2 side handles. The metal work retains much of the original blue paint finish and is complete with data plaques and Air Ministry information plate. The Type 21 hand adaptor has an Air Ministry plate with Type 21 designation and manufacturer information ‘BI Co Ltd’. The camera including handles measures 16” x 12 ½” x 9 ½”. We have not tested this camera. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19148
£395.00

**VERY RARE**COMPLETE**WW2 Era British Air Ministry RAF Williamson Co. London & Reading Air Gunner / Pilot Training G45 Electric Camera Gun, With Film Cassette & Later Display Tripod By Gandolfi London. Sn 19144 - 19144
In July 1939 the G45 camera gun was issued to armament schools and fighter units. Designed and manufactured by the Williamson Co. of London and Reading, it was developed from the earlier G42B which had been in service for some years. The G45 used 16 mm Orthochromatic film supplied in 7.62 m (25 ft) lengths. Frame speeds could be regulated to 16, 18 or 20 per second, these speeds corresponding to the rates of fire of the Lewis, Vickers K and Browning. It was supplied in two versions, the fixed gun type with a short lens unit, and a long lens for other use. The G45 proved to be an essential aid to aerial gunnery, enabling a trainee to be shown the results of their ‘shooting’ after an exercise and be advised on any improvements needed. In the centre of the recorder was a ‘sunny or cloudy’ switch wired to the aperture of the camera. Early problems with condensation and moisture were eased when heating elements were fitted to the lens and camera body, although they were never fully overcome. The film was loaded into a cassette, which could be inserted either from the top or side of the housing. Our example includes an original film cassette. The G45 was one of the most practical means of weapon aiming training, and the gun camera hut in gunnery training schools was in constant use. A purpose-made cine-projector made by Specto Ltd of Windsor was used to show films. It could show frame stills or slow motion shots of the trainees’ performance. This is an excellent very rare to find WW2 British Air Ministry Williamson G45 electric camera gun with film cassette mounted on later tripod for display. This G45 camera with the extension lens is mounted onto a fixing bracket and then onto the Type 29 mount with trigger action etc. It retains much of the original paint finish and all parts have the original Air Ministry & Manufacturer data plaques (all illustrated). The camera gun itself measures 39 ½” overall length. We have had the camera inspected and all parts are present and although we have not tested the camera we cannot see any reason why it would not work. The tripod is Gandolfi London labelled. The camera mounted on its tripod is approx. 50” height extendable to approx. 75” height. The price for this very rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 19144
£1,875.00

Vietnam War Era USAF Type A-2 Leather Flying Jacket K-2B Combat Flying Suit, Survival Vest & Flight Gloves With Numerous Items Of Original USAF Issue Survival Accessories To Major Hirsch, 8th TAC Wing. Sn 18950:10 - 18950:10
Major Thomas Hirsch of the 8th TAC Wing USAF is credited with one Vietnam War Kill on January 6th 1967. Flying his F-4C Phantom he shot down a MIG-21. This is Major Hirsch's Vietnam War USAF K-2B Combat Flying Jacket, Suit, Survival Vest & Flight Gloves With Numerous Items Of Original USAF Issue Survival Accessories. All material stitching and zips of the flight suit, vest & brown leather gloves are intact clean. The suit has just minor service wear. The suit & vest have numerous pockets both zip and stud fastening. The suit has an excellent interior label 'SUIT FLYING MANS VERY LIGHT K-2B SIZE LARGE LONG DATED 23 MARCH 1962' With Manufacturer's name ' MASON & HUGHES INC' together with Military Spec & Stock numbers. The shoulders bear single embroidered star rank insignia and the chest has a large embroidered high colour Winged sword 'Tactical Air Command ' badge. The chest also has the Major's I.D. Badge in plastic cover marked ' Thomas M Hirsch Major USAF ' with USAF emblem. The green nylon vest has mesh panels. The collar of the vest has a washed out manufacturer label. The brown leather gloves are in excellent clean unworn condition and have a small manufacturer's label 'US Product Amsterdam NY' with Stars & Stripes Flag. There is also a small size label 'Size 6' (U.S). The pockets of the suit and vest contain a host of original unopened survival kit many in original packaging. The kit comprises of Escape Maps of Cambodia/Vietnam, First Aid Tin, Match container, Fishing kit with Gill net, Plastic waterproof screw top container, Survival Blanket, Goolie Chit USA Flag, Signal whistle, Survival blanket, Technical manual for survival vest, survival torch in pouch (torch untested) and Airman's notebook. The Leather flying jacket is excellent with just light service wear it has flap pockets with press studs, cloth liner elastic wool cuffs & brass zip marked ‘talon’. The jacket has its original label ‘Type A-2 Property Air Force U.S. Army Poughkeepsie N.Y. Leather Coat Co’ together with size label ‘44’. The price for this complete USAF Pilot's kit to a named Vietnam combat Pilot, with original USAF survival kit includes UK delivery. Sn 18950:10
£1,895.00

Cased, WW1 Era British Observation Balloon Troops Negretti & Zambra Pocket Barometer / Altimeter With Magnifying Compass Compendium C1910. Sn 17917. - 17917
Although unsigned this altimeter as used by WW1 Era British Observation Balloon Troops was most likely made by the quality optics manufacturer Negretti & Zambra C1910. The face is marked compensated and is marked with barometric scale with a range from 23-31 inches of mercury. The outer rotating altimeter scale with a range from 0-8000 Feet set beneath bevelled glass. The brass instrument has a suspension ring. The instrument is contained in its leather over wood, green velvet lined case which has a brass button release catch. The magnifying glazed face of the case incorporates a compass enabling a bearing to be superimposed on a map or chart, the magnifier allowing reading of fine detail. The instrument is in full working order. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17917
£475.00

MINT, UN-ISSUED. WW2 Model AK39 Nazi German Luftwaffe Pilot's Arm / Wrist Compass. Sn 17317 - 17317
This is an original, WW2 Arm Compass issued to German Luftwaffe Pilots in near mint un-issued condition. It is complete with its webbing strap with metal buckle for wearing on the arm or wrist (the strap on this example measures 8 ¼”). The rear of the Compass is clearly stamped with model detail 'AK39 Anforderz FI 23235-1' and has serial number which appears to be ‘8841778’ (all illustrated). The compass functions as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17317
£295.00
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