You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Luftwaffe Wendehorizont (Turning Horizon), Fl. 22415-1! This type of horizon was commonly used in the Me262, Fw190, Me163, Ho229, and others, but originates from Fw190 A8 W. Nr. 739546!
This instrument measured the turn angle and side-slip of the aircraft, relayed the current horizon. It was connected to the main electrics (Umformer) and was located on the main instrument panel on many German fighters.
Lost on February 6, 1945, Fw190 A-8, W. Nr. 739546 was on a ferrying flight with 2./Fl.ÜG 1, when she crashed over Riesa. Pilot was Uffz. Dietrich Frühauf, who was injured.
Made of aluminum, bakelite, and steel, this horizon dates around 1945, and would have been used right up until the end of the war. Brought back by a US veteran, 95% of the original finish remains, however there are some marks and dents. The data label is 100% intact! The dial still glows when UV light is applied, and it still retains the original electrical plug! Locking mechanism functions perfectly, but it is a bit stiff. 100% removed from a Fw190, the aircraft werk number was painted on the outisde, indicating 190-739546. For some reason, the lower part of the rotating bezel was sanded down slightly in the field. Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, restoration project, or panel re-build!
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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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