WW II Imperial Japanese Navy – MODEL 2 "KAI" 1 ALTIMETER – J2M Kikka – VERY RARE


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You are bidding on a FANTASTIC example of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy 0-10000 meter Model 2 “Kai” 1 Precise Altimeter!  This was used in the B7A1 “Grace”, D4Y1 “Judy”, J7W1 “Sinden”, and J2M1 “Jack”, J1N “Irving”, N1K1 “Rex”, and Kikka (Japanese version of the Me262)! 

This instrument measured the current altitude by the use of air pressure.  It was located on the main instrument panel of the aircraft.

Made of brass and aluminum, this piece is of late war manufacture, and was removed from a downed Japanese Fighter by a US Serviceman during the war.  It still retains 98% of it’s original finish, and the adjustment knob functions 100% (not sure if the altimeter is functional, however).  It features a late war Type 4 Aluminum Data plate, clearly indicating the model, manufacture, and production number.  The dial still glows when UV light is applied.  The VERY INTERESTING feature is that it retains a rotating ring (with arrow), so the pilot can adjust for sea level.  It is currently VERY STIFF and will not currently turn.  Probably needs some lubrication.  Like most Japanese instruments, this instrument is VERY RARE and would make 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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