WW II French FAFL Aircraft – FIGHTER BOMBER TACHOMETER – D.520 Potez 63 Amiot

$329.99

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You are bidding on an EXTREMELY RARE and 100% ORIGINAL WW2 French Airplane Tachometer, as used in various fighters and bombers, including the Amiot 143, D.520, Potez 630/Potez 631, VG.30/VG.33, and others!

 

The Dewoitine D.520 was a French fighter aircraft that entered service in early 1940, shortly after the opening of World War II. Unlike the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406, which was at that time the Armée de l’Air’s most numerous fighter, the Dewoitine D.520 came close to being a match for the latest German types, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109. It was slower than the Bf 109E but superior in manoeuvrability.  Because of a delayed production cycle, only a small number were available for combat with the Luftwaffe. 

The D.520 was designed in response to a 1936 requirement from the Armée de l’Air for a fast, modern fighter with a good climbing speed and an armament centred around a 20 mm cannon. At the time the most powerful V 12 liquid cooled engine available in France was the Hispano-Suiza 12Y, which was less powerful, but lighter, than contemporary engines such as the Rolls-Royce Merlin and Daimler-Benz DB 601. Other fighters were designed to meet the specifications but none of them entered service, or entered service in small numbers and too late to play a significant role during the Battle of France.

 

 

Made of aluminum and steel, this instrument is a SUPERB example!  It was manufactured between 1940 and 1942, and is in EXCELLENT used condition.  Though features some marks and scratches, it  retains 95% original paint and finish!  Some screws are missing from the back, so the housing rotates (easy fix).  It clearly indicates the manufacture, and I have indicated it’s location in the last photos.  WW2 French instruments are VERY RARE, and it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!

Please email me if you need additional photos or information.

 

——————- PAYMENT —————–

Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment.

 

——————- SHIPPING —————–

My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.

 

——————- TERMS OF SALE —————–

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.

 

——————- ABOUT ME —————–

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.

 

——————- COPYRIGHT —————–

All pictures and descriptions used in my auctions under COPYRIGHT and I forbid the use of these photos and information in any manner such as paper or electronic (internet) publications or otherwise. Use is solely based on my authorization only.

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