WW II Imperial Japanese Navy – TYPE 0 MODEL 1 "Kai" 1 – MAGNETIC COMPASS – RARE!


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You are bidding on a SUPERB example of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Type 0 Model 1 “Kai” 1 Magnetic Compass!  This was used in various  Japanese fighters such as the Kawanishi N1K “Rex”, J2M “Jack”, Kyushu J7W, Nakajima B6N “Jill”, Aichi D3A “Val”, Kugisho D4Y “Judy”, and other primary fighters and bombers!


  This instrument indicated the current direction of the aircraft and pointed to magnetic north.  It was designed to replace the older and larger Type 92 compass, and was located on the main instrument panel.  Used in most mid to late war fighters. 


  Made of brass and aluminum by the Tokyo Aviation Indicator Company, this instrument is in EXCELLENT used condition!  It was taken from a downed Japanese aircraft during the war, and it still retains 90% of it’s original finish!  Some slight marks, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance.  Most of the original fluid remains, which indicates that it is still sealed, with NO leaks!  Missing the original light bulb socket, but otherwise complete!  100% functional (still points magnetic North), the data plate is a mid-war Type 4 aluminum plate.  I have shown its location in the last photos.

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



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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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