WW II German Funkpeilanzeigegerät – RADIO DIRECTION FINDER – Me110 Ju88 – RARE!

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You are bidding on a SUPERB and VERY RARE example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Luftwaffe Funkpeilanzeigegerät PFA/R (Radio Direction Finder), Fl. 23470-2, as ONLY used in the Me110 and Ju88 aircraft! 


 


This instrument indicated the current direction of the aircraft and indicated the current direction via a radio beacon.  There are two inputs on this instrument, those being the magnetic compass and the DF antenna. This allows the instrument to display the direction of the DF antenna in relation to the aircraft; the direction of the DF antenna in relation to the magnetic North and the direction of the aircraft in relation to the magnetic North.


To operate this device, the Radio Operator selects a particular radio beacon.  At that point, the AFN1 instrument will indicate if he needs to turn his antenna to the left or right. He turns the antenna until the AFN1 points to the center.  The navigator can now read the direction of the beacon on the PFA/R instrument.  Note that with the Peil G6, turning of the antenna is done automatically). 


Normally, It was the Radio Operator’s job to tune the receiver, while it would be the Navigator’s job to read the bearing from the PFA/R and use this to calculate the position of the aircraft. For this reason you will generally find the PFA/R in the front of the cockpit, pointing away from the Radio Operator.  In the Me110, however, the unit was pointed directly to teh radio operator, as he also acted as Navigator. 


 


Made of aluminum and steel, this is an EXCELLENT compass in SUPERB used condition!  Manufactured around 1942-1945, it retains 95% of it’s original paint and finish, and is 100% functional!  There are a few tiny marks and scratches due to the age, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance.  Retains most of it’s original RLM66 cockpit paint, and all data plates.  The rear cover is also intact (most of the time these are missing), and I have indicated it’s location in the last photos.  One of the RAREST radio/direction instruments to find, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection, display or restoration project!


 




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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.


 


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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.


 


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