WW2 German Luftwaffe Vorratsanzeiger – FUEL GAUGE – Ar234 TURBO JET – VERY RARE!

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You are bidding on a VERY NICE example ofa WW2 German Luftwaffe 0-2000 Litre Elek. Vorrats-Anzeiger (Electrical Fuel Gauge), Fl. 20723, as ONLY used in the famous German Arado Ar234 Turbo Jet aircraft! 

 

This late style Ar234 Fuel Gauge dates around 1944/1945.  It was mounted on the forward instrument panel and indicated the current Fuel Capacity of the main tanks.  It was ONLY used in the Ar-234, and therefore EXTRAORDINARILY rare. 

The Arado Ar 234 was the world’s first operational jet-powered bomber, built by the German Arado company in the closing stages of World War II. Produced in very limited numbers, it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept. It was the last Luftwaffe aircraft to fly over England during the war, in April 1945. 

The Ar 234 was commonly known as Blitz (“lightning”), although this name refers only to the B-2 bomber variant, and it is not clear whether it derived from the informal term Blitz-Bomber (roughly, “very fast bomber”) or was ever formally applied. The alternate name Hecht (“pike”) is derived from one of the units equipped with this aircraft, Sonderkommando Hecht.

  

Made of aluminum this instrument is in EXCELLENT used condition, and all dials work smoothly and correctly.  98% of the original black paint remains, and the Fl. label is 100% complete!  Features a VERY CLEAR “Ar234” stamped on the side.  This is only the 3rd one I have ever seen!  There are a couple of scratches, and some wear due to the age, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance.  Sadly, some of the markings are peeling from the dial.  As only 210 of these jet aircraft were built, it would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, panel re-build, 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. 

 

——————- 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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