WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Cylinder Head Temp Gauge – Ki-43 Ki-61 etc. – NICE!

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You are bidding on a SUPERB used example of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge, as used in most of the Japanese Front Line Fighters and Bombers!  This was used in the Ki-43 “Oscar”, Ki-44 “Tojo”, Ki-61 “Tony”, Ki-84 “Frank”, Ki-49 “Helen”, Ki-67 “Peggy”, and others!

 

This instrument measured the current Cylinder Head Temperature of the engine.  It was located on the main instrument panel of the Nakajima Ki-43, Nakajima Ki-44, Kawasaki Ki-61, Nakajima Ki-84, Nakajima Ki-49, and Mitsubishi Ki-67.

 

 Made of brass, aluminum, and steel by Nissin Denki Kabushikigaisya, this instrument is of early/mid-war manufacture.  It was recovered from a downed Japanese aircraft during the war.  It still retains 90% of it’s original finish, and features an Aluminum Data plate, indicating the model type, production number, production Year, and Manufacture (though hard to read). There are some slight marks and scratches due to the age, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance.  The dial still glows when UV light is applied, and the switch functions perfectly.  The AMAZING feature is that it still retains BOTH original connection lines!

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


 


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