WW2 German Luftwaffe KG13A Control Stick Grip – Viterbo, Italy – Me109 – V. RARE

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You are bidding on an AMAZING and VERY RARE example of a KG13A Control Grip, as used ONLY in the Me109G Fighter aircraft!  This SPECIFIC Control Stick was brought back from Viterbo Airport (Italy) by Col Ejner J. Fulsang on June 11, 1944.   At that time he was an Army Aviator, and acted as an artillery spotter in Italy.

  

The KG13 was mounted directly between the pilots legs, and gave him control of the aircraft, weapons (MG, Cannon, Bombs), and Radio).  Most aircraft control grips after WW2 were based on this German design.  This came directly from the veteran’s estate.

  

Made of steel, aluminum, and bakelite, this grip would have been manufactured between 1943 and 1944.  From my personal collection, it is in SUPERB used condition, and EASILY one of the best examples I have seen of this type!  All buttons are complete and functional, and some of the original wiring is intact!  All hand-painted electrical codes are intact (though some have faded), and Fulsang inscribed on the terminal box cover:

 

 ME 109 

VITERBO 

AIRPORT 

11 JUNE 1944 

 

This specific grip was pulled from an Me109 G by Fulsang on that date, and based on the aircraft that were at Viterbo, it can only be narrowed down to a small handful of aircraft belonging to either JG53 or 3./NAG 11…with those being: 

 

Me109 G-8, W.Nr. 710062, Yellow 11 

Me 109 G-6, W.Nr. 161744 

Me109 G-6, W.Nr. 162202 

Me 109G-8 trop. (JaBo Rei), W.Nr. 710100, Yellow 15 

5Me 109 G-6, W.Nr. 160747 

Me109 G-6, W.Nr. 162060 White 8 

Me109 G-6, W.Nr. 162158, “1 + 3 (yellow)”, RW+DC 

Me109 G-6, W.Nr. 161118, Ace of Spades on cowling 

 

Please see the last photo in this auction (report dated June 25, 1944) for further details. 

 

 The data plate is the later 5-line version, and clearly indicates:

 

 KG13 A 

102-288A 

14753 

Fl. 47915

  

The hand-painted electrical ID’s indicate: 

 

V23 

P128 

A-Kn 

FT-Kn. 

B1-Kn. 

B2-Kn. 

 

There are some marks from normal wear and age, but no damage, breaks or bends!  EASILY one of the NICEST ones I have ever seen with DOCUMENTED history!  Would make a SUPERB addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!


 

Please email me if you need additional photos or information.


 

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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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