WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy / Army – ENGINE MAGNETO SWITCH – J1N Ki45 G4M – RARE!


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You are bidding on a FANTASTIC and VERY RARE example of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy / Army magneto Switch!  This was used on all 2-engine Fighters and Bombers throughout the war, such as the J1N, G4M, G3M, Ki-45, P1Y, Ki-21, and others!


 This switch was produced around 1941-1945.  It was the main ignition switch which engaged the magneto for engine start-up, and was located on the instrument panel or side console.  


Made of aluminum and steel, this instrument is in SUPERB used condition!!!  Removed from a downed Japanese aircraft by a US Serviceman during the war, it still retains 90% of it’s original paint and finish!  This is some slight paint loss as you can see in photos, however it is still FULLY FUNCTIONAL!!  All switches an knobs work as they should, and the original connections remain at the reverse.  This type was used by both the Navy and Army aircraft.  I have indicated it’s location in the last photos.  This is the only one I have seen in the last 20 years, making it EXCEEDINGLY RARE!

Like most Japanese instruments, this gauge is VERY RARE and would be a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!


Please email me if you need additional photos or information.


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 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 


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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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