WW II Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft – TYPE 97 TURN & BANK INDICATOR – RARE!


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You are bidding on a FANTASTIC example of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 97 Turn & Bank Indicator, as used in many of the Japanese Front Line Fighters and bombers!  This was used in the  such as the Ki-27 Nate, Ki-36 “Ida”, Ki-9 “Spruce”, Ki-55 “Ida”, Ki-54 “Hickory”, and others! 

This instrument measured the current Turn and of the aircraft by the use of air pressure.  It was located on the main instrument panel of the Nakajima Ki-27, Tachikawa Ki-36, Tachikawa Ki-9, Tachikawa Ki-54.

Made of brass and aluminum, this indicator is of early war manufacture.  It still retains 95% of it’s original finish, and features an aluminum data plate, clearly indicating the model, manufacture, and production number.  Ae the aluminum one.  It has a manufacture date of January 1941 and the dial still glows when UV light is applied!  As it was removed from a Japanese aircraft, it features some wear and marks.  The front has a flux adjustment lever, however it is currently very stiff, and will need to be oiled/cleaned, in order for it to move freely.  I have indicated it’s location in the last photo.

Like most Japanese instruments, this item is VERY rare and would be a SUPERB addition to any Japanese Instrument Collection!


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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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——————- 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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