WW II Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft – MAGNETIC COMPASS – B6N G3M G4M – NICE!


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You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of an EARLY MODEL WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Magnetic Compass, as used in various early and late-war Japanese bombers such as the Nakajima B6N2 “Jill”, Aichi B7A2 “Grace”, Mitsubishi G3M2 “Nell”, Mitsubishi G4M3 “Betty”, Nakajima C6N1 “Mart”,  Aichi E13A1 “Jake”, and Nakajima E7K1 “Alb”! 


This instrument indicated the current direction of the aircraft and pointed to magnetic north.  It was located on the main instrument panel or observer position.  Used in early aricraft, including the B6N2, B7A2, G3M2, G4M3, C6N1, E13A1, and E7K1! 


Made of brass and aluminum, this instrument is in EXCELLENT used condition!  It was taken from a downed Japanese aircraft  during the war, and it still retains 85% of it’s original finish!  Though it still points magnetic North, there is an air bubble internally.  Data plate is still intact, but features some slight corrosion.  Dated 1941, it still retains the original electrical cord and plug (cord is frayed).  There is some paint fading and chipping due to the age, but nothing that take away from the overall appearance. 

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



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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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