WW2 German Luftwaffe AFN101 – RADIO ALTIMETER – Ln.28330-1 – Do335 He219 Ju388

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You are bidding on a SUPERB used example of a WW2 German Lufwtaffe AFN101A Funkhöhenmesser (Radio Altimeter), Ln. 28330-1. This instrument was used for Radio Navigation in late-war German fighters and ground attack destroyers such as the Do-335, He-219, Fw190, Me-110, and Ju-88. 


 


The AFN101A Radio Altimeter worked in conjunction with the FuGN101.  The FuGN101 used a radio probe to indicate actual altitude compared to the ground. Developed by Siemens, it was intended for the twin-engine hunters and destroyers and weighed a very heavy 16 kg (35lbs.).  Working on a frequency of 375 MHz, the precision of this device was within approximately 2 meters. The FuGN101 version was effective between 150 and 1000 meters of altitude and the FuGN101A version between 150 and 750 meters. This device was characterized outside by small vertical antennas under the wings, it was equipped primarily in nightfighter aircraft  This was used in the Do-335, Fw190, He-219, Me-110, Ju-88, Ju-88, Ju-388, Do-24 and Do217. 


 


Made of aluminum and bakelite this piece is dates late around 1945, and would have been used right up until the end of the war.  It is in EXCELLENT overall condition and all dials work smoothly and correctly.  The data label is faded (but complete), indicating, Ln. 28330-1.  Some slight scratching and marks due to the age, but otherwise PERFECT!  One of the BEST example I have seen, it will make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, or restoration project!





 


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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.


 


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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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