WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Model 1 Directional Gyroscope – RARE!

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You are bidding on a FANTASTIC example of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Model 1 Directional Gyroscope, as used in many of the Japanese Front Line Fighters and bombers such as the J1N “Irving” J7W, B5N “Kate”, B6N “Jill”, B7A “Grace”, D4Y “Judy”, M6A Seiran, and others!

 

This instrument was used in conjunction with the magnetic compass.  Every 20 minutes, the Gyroscope had to be calibrated with the magnetic compass for accuracy.

 

Made of aluminum, brass, and steel, this indicator is of mid war manufacture.  It still retains 98% of it’s original finish, and features a mid-war Type 4 Aluminum Data plate, clearly indicating the model, manufacture, and production number.  The front of the glass features a hand-written calibration label…however the writing is very faint.  The knob turns freely, but it is very stiff, so it will need lubrication/oiling.  Removed from an aircraft by a US Veteran, it appears to be functional, and the dial still glows when UV light is applied!

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


 

 

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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. If you are looking for anything specific and cannot locate it, feel free to contact me as I probably have it or at the very least, a contact who does!

 

 

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